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Ciao, I'm Nadia and I'm a vegan Italian recipe creator and author of A Vegan Summer in Southern Italy and Discovering Vegan Italian. I'm here to help you embrace life the Italian way through flavour-filled recipes, the joy of cooking and...eating!

And what I'm really passionate about is showing you how you can be vegan and honour your food traditions at the same time! 

A little more about me...

I first went vegan in 2001 and I love sharing my passion for veganising traditional dishes through my blog and social media pages. You can catch me on Instagram and Facebook.


I have been a regular guest presenter on Channel 10s Freshly Picked with Simon Toohey, Everyday Gourmet with Justine Schofield and was a contestant on The Chefs’ Line on SBS. You can watch the episodes  here ​, here and here.

When I'm not whipping up fresh pasta or running a cooking class, I'm developing recipes and writing, with articles featured in Nourish, Ramona, Vegan Lifestyle Magazine, The Australian Vegan Magazine and Vegan Travel. I hope you find some inspiration in articles such as these Cooking with Love.

I have a background in theatre, acting and creative writing. I'm a published playwright and winner of Exit Theatre Company’s 2014 script writing competition, which went on to be directed by Logie award winning actor, John Wood in 2017. You can find the The Colour of Fire here.


I just love poetry and have published my own anthology, Winter's Last Kiss. You can see a sneak peek or purchase a copy here.

I studied acting at The Victorian College of Arts, Flinders University and National Theatre Drama School and have performed in theatre and film and won the Theatre Shorts Best Actor award for my original monologue, a symbolic piece exploring the connection between human genocide and mass animal slaughter. You can see my performance here, The Way Things Are.


My love of Italian food, travel and culture arises from my heritage; my father was born in the small southern Italian town of Molinara, Benevento. 

Let's keep creating connections and joyful experiences through food. The vegan Italian way.   

Keep cooking with love,

Nadia xo

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