Featured Food Blogger



Haalo is the author of Cook (almost) Anything at Least Once

Where do you live and what is your family's origin?
My name is Haalo and I was born in Melbourne (Australia) and still live here. My family are Italian - my mother is from Emilia-Romagna and my father from Veneto. They met here in Australia.

What is your current occupation?
I manage an IT Consultancy but also have a side business in fine art photography.

Where do you get your culinary inspiration from?
All inspiration started with my mother and from there it's from restaurants, cookbooks, magazines, from travel, from something new at the local market, it really does come from everywhere.

Why did you start blogging?
Good question! Initially it started as a way to record our dining and travel experiences. When I returned home after about 3 months away I felt reinvigorated and inspired by the experience. It caused me to widen my focus and I started blogging about cooking.

Whats your favorite thing about cooking?
Cooking is more than providing sustenance. To sit down at a table and share a meal that you have prepared is a wonderful thing. The blog gives me that same experience, it allows me to share my cooking.

Besides cooking what is something you like do on your spare time?
If I had more spare time it would go into travelling and photography.

Here are some of best recipes from the blog:

Tomato and Basil Cleanser
Stuffed Zucchini Flowers
Cherry Hazelnut Frangipane Tart
Blood Orange Cordial
Stewed Rhubarb with Coconut Sago