In my first book, My Amalfi Coast, as a self-confessed foodie I described my experiences as I lived and loved in my adopted homeland. In my second book, Amalfi Coast Recipes, I offer a stunning collection of authentic local recipes from my beloved Amalfi Coast, generously shared by a wonderful variety of regional cooks and chefs, many of whom have become close friends of mine over the two decades I lived there.
My deep knowledge and love of the region and its personalities has enabled me to hand-pick the best recipes, having been made welcome at the tables and in the kitchens of passionate local cooks. Pasta with Zucchini, succulent baked goat, infallible baked fish under salt, flying squid stew,chocolate eggplant and traditional ancient dumplings with anchovy sauce.
The star is fresh produce from the sea, complemented by sun-kissed local ingredients: cherry tomatoes, artichokes, garlic, seasonal herbs and the famous Amalfi lemon. In Amalfi Coast Recipes I share the Amalfi recipes, exquisitely photographed on location by Simon Griffiths, that have been passed down through the generations. Yes, and I am the daughter of Australian fashion icon Maggie Tabberer, and forged my own career as a fashion stylist, working in Milan for Conde Nast and in Florence for Italian fashion guru Enrico Coveri before moving to Positano. Soon I established my own line of Italian designer wear, which I exported and sold locally for more than 15 years and set up an exclusive villa rental business on the Amalfi Coast which continues to flourish today. My Amalfi Coast was my first book, Amalfi Coast Recipes my second.