Meet the host of our Made In Italy series, food blogger, mother, actress and trained opera singer Silvia Colloca.
16 Oct 2014 - 1:05 PM  UPDATED 9 May 2016 - 5:36 PM

Food lover Silvia Colloca is a woman of many passions: professional actress, trained opera singer, blogger and cookbook author.

After spending her childhood in the kitchens of her mother and grandmothers, Silvia absorbed much of their Italian culinary heritage and nurtured her love for Italian cooking.

Silvia trained as an actress and opera singer in her native Milan and began a successful stage and musical theatre career in Italy, before landing her first roles in English language movies. Silvia has performed on screen and on stage in British and American productions, and has sung in some of the most prestigious European theatres, such as the iconic London Palladium.

Life brought her to Australia, where she continued acting for stage, TV and screen, in between becoming the mother of Raphael and Miro. The birth of her sons motivated Silvia to dig deeper into her Italian heritage to make sure she would imbue her children with a true sense of their legacy.

Her love for Italian cooking inspired her to start her successful blog Silvia's Cucina, which gathered readers fast and gave life to a book by the same title.

Made in Italy is Silvia’s first cooking series and her second cookbook, Made in Italy, will be published by Penguin later this year.


To check out the episode guide, or scroll through Silvia's recipes, head to our Made in Italy with Silvia Colloca website, and tune in at 9pm, Thursday 19 May on SBS.



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