Cooking class at Gloria’s

The day could not have been more perfect, especially in the light of
the thunderstorms the previous evening. Spectacular sunshine at
Picadilly Hill where at Gloria’s glorious home a group of ten women
gathered for a three-course Italian lunch lesson. Stuffed sardines,
fettuccine with tuna, gremolata and black olives and orange-scented
tiramisu were all demonstrated, cooked then consumed outside at a
beautifully set table, white cloth and flowers and the deep blue ocean
distantly visible. Warm bread and salad and white wine and
conversation, it wound up around 3 pm when the beautifully dressed
stylish 30-something mums began to drift back to their familial duties
after several hours off. Hopefully Gloria and Victoria can conduct
more of these wonderful events in the new year, as is the plan for

About victoria

Author of the gastro-memoir 'Amore&Amaretti: A Tale of Love an Food in Tuscany', I am a Byron Shire-based food and travel writer, food columnist, cooking teacher, recipe editor and chef. Born in Canberra, ACT, I have a BA in languages although am only really passionate about the Italian one, in which I am fluent, having spent four years in Tuscany in my late twenties, and returning reasonably frequently ever since. Despite that, my partner of many years, a wonderful artist, clothes designer and aged carer, is half-Greek!
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