Ostro celebrates the pleasure that comes from slowing down and cooking with simple ingredients.
Julia Busuttil Nishimura's first cookbook, Ostro, has taken the culinary world by storm. As an Australian of Maltese descent and a fluent Italian speaker, who is married to a Japanese man, Julia and her food represent everything that is good about modern Australian eating.
She deftly brings together a broad range of cuisines and culinary influences using the very best produce on offer.
What We Love About It
Ostro is good food, made by hand. Julia guides you through the uniquely satisfying experience of making pasta or pizza dough from scratch, clearly explaining the processes and demystifying the reasons behind them. She also shares plenty of simple, flavourful salads and one-tray bakes for days when time is scarce.
Julia shows you that some of the best go-to recipes are the ones passed down the generations. But we also need the odd show-stopper on standby for special occasions!
This is simple food that is comforting and generous in spirit. Slow down, take your time and enjoy it.
Things to Know
Size: 271 pages, Softcover
Publishing Details: 2017 by Pan MacMillan
Shipping: $10 Flat rate shipping, free shipping over $150
The Story Behind It
Julia Busuttil Nishimura is a Melbourne-based Italian teacher and food writer, and the creator of Ostro - an online space where she shares her recipes, images and stories. Julia is a regular contributor to Australian and international publications, such as The Design Files, Design*Sponge, Assemble Papers and Yen, teaches sell-out cake workshops and is regularly commissioned to create spectacular cakes.
She lives in Melbourne with her husband Nori and son Haruki.