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.  

Logo and website design by Papermoustache. Slideshow photos of myself and my daughter in our torinese kitchen by my friend and photography mentor, Michelle Bottalico


    Hi Rosemarie, I love different regional cuisines throughout Italy, so I’m happy to have found your blog. I look forward to trying some of your recipes!

    Thanks for dropping by Rachel. What a lovely blog you have too! I see we both love food, travel and documenting these passions. Do let me know if you try any of my recipes and if you make it to Turin sometime. I have a feeling you’d love it. 🙂 Rosemarie

    Complimenti Rosemarie! I will thoroughly enjoy visiting your blog and learning more about cuisine from this region.

    Thanks Carmen! Looking forward to sharing more recipes from my adopted region of Piedmont (with a few asides in Sicily, Calabria, Liguria and possibly central Italy too 😉 ) on the blog. Also looking forward to connecting with you, Flavia, Daniela, Marialuisa, Lisa and Francesca with #cucinaconversations as of September! 🙂 Rosemarie

    Cara Rosemarie (ti do del tu) ti vedo sempre su instagram e adoro i post e le foto che metti e quello che fai….io sono una restauratrice con la passione della cucina e della pittura e sono torinese!!! Unfortunately però io vivo a Roma….anche per questo ti seguo, perche mi fai “respirare” l’aria della mia terra!! Anche se vengo a Torino circa una volta al mese ….mi fai tornare indietro nel tempo!!!!

    Ciao Alessandra, (anch’io ti do del tu) grazie di cuore per quello che hai scritto. E’ stato davvero uno dei complimenti più belli che ho mai ricevuto da qualcuno. Mi fa piacere che una pittrice e restauratrice come te apprezzi le mie foto di cucina e Torino! La prossima volta che sei a Torino perchè non possiamo prendere un caffé insieme? Mandami pure un email a info@turinmamma.com. Di nuovo, grazie!

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