In 1961 the Manfredi family, father Luigi, mother Franca and sons Stefano and Franco, arrived in Australia from Lombardy in the north of Italy. Stefano brought food and memories from the kitchen of his mother and his grandmother, one of Lombardy's finest cooks, to his new home.Stefano has been an award-winning chef and restaurateur since the early 1980s, translating the flavours and recipes of his childhood into contemporary Italian food. With more than 500 recipes from every region in Italy, from the traditional to the modern, and more than 30 years dedicated to cooking Italian food, this bible is the culmination of Stefano Manfredi's culinary journey.
Stefano Manfredi is one of Australia's leading exponents of modern Italian cuisine. For more than two decades, Stefano has owned and operated restaurants in Sydney, most notably the award-winning Restaurant Manfredi and bel mondo. He has written on food and cooking since 1988, published four books, presented many master classes and has made WC numerous television appearances both in Australia and overseas.