Look up the recipes and discover the personalities and businesses featured in each episode.
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17 Feb 2012 - 1:38 PM  UPDATED 29 Jun 2015 - 10:39 AM

Episode 1

Italian Food Safari opens with a celebration of the wood-fired oven, which many Italians constructed in their backyards when they arrived in Australia.

Recipes

Ricotta filled cannoli (cannoli di ricotta)
Spaghetti with baby clams (spaghetti alle vongole)
Bruschetta

 

Featured

Grossi Florentino
80 Bourke St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
(03) 9662 1811
grossiflorentino.com

Joseph Olive Oil
Primo Estate
McMurtrie Road, McLaren Vale, SA 5171
(08) 8323 6850
primoestate.com.au

A Tavola

Eugenio Maiale
348 Victoria St, Darlinghurst. NSW 2010
(02) 9331 7871
atavola.com.au

 


Episode 2

Italian Food Safari goes to Fremantle to join the last sardine fisherman on the Western Australia coast, the charming Jim Mendolia who supplies the fresh fish market.

Recipes

Stuffed sardines (sarde alla beccafico)
Orecchiette with broccoli rabe (orecchiette con cime di rapa)
Stuffed roasted duck (anatra arrosto ripiena)

 

Featured

Fremantle Sardine Company
Jim Mendolia
PO Box 4165, Myaree BC, 
WA 6960

Journal Canteen

Rosa Mitchell
Mezzanine, 253 Flinders La, Melbourne, VIC 3000
(03) 9650 4399

L’Abruzzese Pasta
Carmelo and Andrew Baldino
30 Barnett Ave, Glynde SA 5070
(08) 8336 3006
labruzzese.com.au

Simone's Restaurant
Patrizia Simone
98 Gavan Street, Bright, VIC 3741
(03) 5755 2266
simonesrestaurant.com.au

 


Episode 3

Italian Food Safari focuses on the glorious tomato, with presenter Guy Grossi joining tomato grower John Monigatti on Echuca's black soil plains during harvest.

Recipes

Tiramisu
Pudda a taccula
Mutton stew with fregola (pecora in cappotto con fregola)
Eggplant parmigiana (parmigiana di melanzane)

 

Featured

Rich River Tomatoes
Paul Monigatti
RMB 4060 O'Dea Rd, Strathallan, VIC 3622

Zappia Bros
Steve Zappia
Market 'B' No 186-188, Sydney Markets, NSW 2129

Rosa Mato
rosamatto.com

Sardinian
Pietro Porcu
Da Noi, 95 Toorak Rd, South Yarra, VIC 3141

Tea rooms at Yarck
6585 Maroondah Hwy, Yarck, VIC 3141

Giovanni Pilu
piluatfreshwater.com.au

 


Episode 4

Guy Grossi visits dedicated Melbourne artisan baker Daniel Chirico and tastes bread straight from the oven, drizzled with olive oil.

Recipes

Veal osso buco with anchovy gremolata
Pappardelle with forest mushrooms (pappardelle con funghi di bosco)
Bread salad (panzanella)

 

Featured

Baker D. Chirico
149 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, VIC 3182
(03) 9534 7799, (03) 9534 3777

White Rocks Veal
Vince Garreffa

Mondo di Carne
824 Beaufort St, Ingelwood, WA 6052

Nino Zoccali
Pendolino
Shop 100, Level 2, The Strand Arcade
412-414 George St, Sydney, NSW 2000
pendolino.com.au

Wild Mushrooms
Aron Michielli
Biricchino
315 Montague St, Albert Park,  VIC 3206
(03) 9696 0117
biricchino.com.au 

 


Episode 5

Italian Food Safari goes to the far western end of Australia to visit the crayfishermen of the stunning Abrolhos Islands off Geraldton.

Recipes

Gnocchi with crayfish (gnocchi con astice)
Stuffed artichokes (carciofo alla romana)

 

Featured

Esposito Seafood Dining
Maurice Esposito
162 Elgin St, Carlton, VIC 3053
(03) 9347 9838
espositofood.com

Pizze e fichi
Alessandro D'Auria
321 High St, Kew, VIC 3101
(03) 9853 5155

Green Crop Products (artichokes)
915 Duncans Rd, Werribee South, VIC 3030
(03) 8742 0011

Gelatomassi
Ciccio & Salvatore La Rosa
262 King St, Newtown, NSW 2042
(02) 9516 0655

 


Episode 6

Italian Food Safari presenter Guy Grossi meets passionate gardeners Lina and Antonio Siciliano who have created a huge vegetable and herb garden in Melbourne's suburbs.

Spaghetti with potato and cavolo nero
Italian ricotta cheesecake
Fried potato, peppers and eggplant (patate, pepe e melanzane fritti)
Pasta and beans (pasta e fagioli)
Zucchini flower fritters (fritelli di fiore di zucchini)

 

Featured

Rose Creek Estate
Lina and  Antonio Siciliano
2 Craig St, East Keilor, VIC 3033
(03) 9337 5471

San Marino Smallgoods
203 Hanson Road, Athol Park, SA

Buon Ricordo
108 Boundary St, Paddington, NSW 2021
(02) 9360 6729
buonricordo.com.au

That's amore cheese
Giorgio Linguanti
327 Settlement Rd, Thomastown, VIC 3074
(03) 9408 0598
thatsamorecheese.com.au

 


Episode 7

Italian Food Safari joins professional rock fisherman Alex Bellissimo from Rock and Beach Charters at dawn to learn why so many Italians are drawn to the sea to fish for dinner.

Recipes

Taralli napoletani
Spinach gnochetti
Pappardelle with duck ragù
Nonna's apple strudel
Baked snapper with parsley, chilli and oregano

 

Featured

Bellissimo Charters (fishing)
Alex Bellissimo
0408 283616
bellissimocharters.com

Donovans
Robert Castellani
40 Jacka Bld, St Kilda, VIC 3182
donovanshouse.com.au

Cucina Italiana Cooking School
Luciana Sampogna
84 Johnston St, Annandale, NSW 2038
cucinaitaliana.com.au

Pizzini Wines
175 King Valley Rd, Whitfield, VIC 3678
pizzini.com.au

 


Episode 8

Italian Food safari visits Mario Mammone and his family who own large citrus orchards in the fruit bowl of Australia outside Mildura – they came to pick oranges and now own the farm.

Recipes

Citrus-cured kingfish
Biscotti

 

Featured

Orange World
Mario Mammone
Silver City Hwy, Buronga, NSW 2541
(03) 5023 5197 
orangeworldmildura.com.au

Mason Bros. Vegetable Farms
Amadeo Mason
1 Masons La, Werribee South, VIC 3030
(03) 9742 168
masonbrosvegetablefarms.com.au

Porchetta
Tony Marino
52 Gouger St, 

Adelaide, SA 5000


(08) 8231 2565


marinomeat.com.au

Stefano’s Restaurant
Stefano de Pieri
Quality Hotel Mildura Grand, Langtree Ave, Mildura
(03) 5023 0511
stefano.com.au

 


Episode 9

This episode of Italian Food Safari celebrates the tradition of preserving the best in season.

Recipes

Trenette with pesto, potato and green beans
Tuna in oil (tonno sott'olio)
Sfogliatelle

 

Featured

Sarti
Ricardo Momesso
6 Russell Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9639 7822
sartirestaurant.com.au

Lucio's
Lucio Galletto
47 Windsor St, Paddignton, NSW 2021
(02) 9380 5996
(02) 2 9361 0219
lucios.com.au

Sfogliatelle
Claudio Ferraro
ciboespresso.com.au

 


Episode 10

Italian Food Safari discovers an Italian breed of cattle called Chianina now being reared in Australia by Daniela Mollica, who brought the Slow Food movement to Melbourne.

Recipes

Soft nougat (torrone morbido)
Ravioli of potato and ricotta with speck and cavolo nero
Florentine t-bone steak (bistrecca alla fiorentina)

 

Featured

Vini (ravioli)
Andrew Cibej
3/118 Devonshire St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010
(02) 9698 5131
vini.com.au

Dolcetti (nougat)
Marianna Di Bartolo
223 Victoria St, West Melbourne, VIC 3003
(03) 9328 1688

Chianina
Daniela Mollica
www.chianina.com.au

Dolce Vita Fine Foods
45 President Ave, Kogarah, NSW 2217
(02) 9587 4818

 


Episode 11

Presenter Guy Grossi goes hunting with his chef friend Daniel Airo-Farula in the wintry hills of Bulla, later cooking up a marvelous Sicilian style sweet and rabbit dish.

Recipes 

Minestrone
Prosecco pannacotta (pannacotta al prosecco)
Quail, porcini and chestnut involtini

 

Featured

The Beresford
Danny Russo
354 Bourke St, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
(02) 9357 1111
theberesford.com.au

Bells At Killcare
Stefano Manfredi
107 The Scenic Rd, Killcare Heights
bellsatkillcare.com.au
(02) 4360 2411

Enoteca Vino Bar
Adelina Pulford
920 Lygon St, Carlton North
, VIC  3054
enoteca.com.au

Di Lorenzo Caffe
2/18 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay, NSW 2000
(02) 9251 4009
dilorenzocaffe.com

GS Roasting
Unit 3, 32 Lillian Fowler Pl, Marrickville, NSW 2204
gsroasting.com

 


Episode 12

Italian Food Safari savours the seafood introduced to us by Italians – the squid that was once used as bait and is now a delicacy.

Sicilian black spaghetti (spaghetti nera)
Risotto with sausage, red wine and peas
Crostoli
Salt-cod paste (baccala mantecato)

 

Featured

Beppi's
Beppi Polese
21 Yurong St, East Sydney, NSW 2010
beppis.com.au

Largo Butchers
Roger Ongarato 
411 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, VIC 3065
(03) 9417 2689 


Ormeggio
Alessandro Pavoni
D'Albora Marina, The Spit
ormeggio.com.au

Il Piave (crostoli)
Vanessa Martin
639 Darling St, Rozelle
(02) 9810 6204

 


Episode 13

In this final episode, Italian Food Safari visits the Vanella Cheese Factory in Far North Queensland and presenter Guy Grossi learns how buffalo mozzarella is made.

Recipes

Salt-crusted suckling lamb
Caprese salad

 

Featured

Vanella Cheese Factory
18 Hollingsworth St, Portsmith, QLD 4870
vannellacheesefactory.com

Icebergs Dining Room
Robert Marchetti
1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach, NSW
(02) 9365 9000
idrb.com

 

 

Online excluive recipes

Arancini
Braised mussels with tomato, chilli and olives (cozze alla Siciliana)
Zabaglione
Veal with tuna sauce (vitella tonnato)
Slow-cooked tripe with pine nuts and sultanas
Taglierini with porcini mushrooms (taglierin con porcini)
Egg soup (stracciatella alla romano)
Spaghetti with garlic and olive oil (spaghetti aglio e olio)
Praline semifreddo (semifreddo croccante)
Duck and porcini tortellini with caramelised pear (tortellini di antra e poorcini con pera caramelata)
Pasta with sausage and mushroom (pasta con salsicca e funghi)
Farro soup with beans (zuppa di farro)
Lasagne
Grissini
Chestnut-flour crepes with honey, pine nuts and rosemary