Hi, my name is Maria & welcome to Sunday Calm.
I live in Sydney Australia & I’m the recipe creator & voice of this site, which I hope you’ll find relaxing & inspiring.
A little about me – I grew up in an Italian family, with 3 generations of avid and passionate cooks. Food was such an important part of my heritage. Cooking is in my DNA.
For one thing my grandmother and mother cooked without recipes. They both had a particular knowing that a pinch of this and a scattering of that could be the key ingredient that transformed a dish from yummy to absolutely delicious. Their meals were definitely known as extraordinary amongst their peers, and even more extraordinary was that they cooked all their wonderful meals without any state of the art equipment. They were especially talented.
I still have my grandmother’s baking dish that created the most divine, mouth-watering roast dinners ever.
My mother’s biscotti are almost legendary! She is often bombarded with requests before family reunions as to what she should make – Almond Biscotti, Amaretti, Fig Biscuits. Her biscuits are that good, you could easily mistake them for those in displayed in a popular Italian Patisserie.
Me? I have inherited the same passion, the same curiosity about favours, textures and tantalising aromas.
For me, the perfect Sunday is pottering in the kitchen and revisiting my mother’s and grandmother’s old rustic recipe notes. I happy to share them with you and hope they bring you joy and wonderful memories shared with your family as much as they have brought me.