ROSA MATTO WRITES

Food. Life. Travel.


I like to describe myself as a teacher first, chef second. My career as cookery teacher, caterer and writer spans three long, eventful decades. One day, I will write a tell all memoir!  I will name names. My great love is to invite people to my rather chaotic kitchen table and plie them with simple food, litres of wine and regale them with tales – some true, some ‘embellished.’ But now, I’ve reached the point in my life when my family and friends have heard my stories, jokes and travel tips so many times that their eyes glaze over as soon as I open my mouth. My other obsession is to travel with groups of like minded people, so my stories and recipes originate from many destinations, from home and abroad.

June 18, 2018

Buying one’s first pair of leather gloves in Italy is a rite of passage. I had been told to wait until I reached Florence but as a young girl, I couldn’t wait. My anticipation outpaced my itinerary.

So, while I can tell you where to buy silk scarves and supple leather...

June 3, 2018

SHOPPING WITH POPE FRANCIS.

PHOTO CREDIT: Ditta Annibale Gammarelli, Via di Santa Chiara, Rome. 

Rome is the city for pilgrims. By now, every visit to this city has its familiarities - there are places I must visit, gardens I must sit in, shops I must attend (though...

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