Hello, my name is Rosemarie and welcome to my blog. I’m originally from Sydney, Australia but I’ve called the baroque city of Turin home for almost eight years now. I live in this beautiful but relatively undiscovered northwestern corner of Italy with my husband, Turin Papà (TP) and my daughter, Turin Toddler (TT).
I had always dreamed of making my way to Europe after completing a degree in languages and linguistics. My first stop was France, then the UK and finally, the land of my ancestry, Italy. A passion for food quickly developed as shopping at local food markets, experimenting in the kitchen and buying way too many cookbooks became routine. While I was on maternity leave from my job as an English teacher, I started this food blog, Turin Mamma, to give voice to my passion for cooking and food history. My sources of recipe inspiration are myriad: my own family (I’m of mixed Calabrese-Sicilian heritage); my husband’s family (originally from the Monferrato region of Piedmont); my ridiculously large food history and cookbook collection; my local macellaio di fiducia (‘trusted butcher’) and the contadini (farmers) at my neighbourhood market who just love dispensing cooking advice! Recently, a new source of creative stimulus has entered my life – attendance at a professional cooking course run by Italy’s oldest chefs’ association.