Emma Bergmeier

This was a email sent to Food I am

Hi Tania

I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the cooking school on Monday with Dominique. I felt like I was in my element.

I love food and cooking and I just think you’ve done a great job in starting this sort of thing in Wagga! You’ve done well to coordinate it all. Everything was so organised and ran so smoothly. Thankyou for being so friendly and enthusiastic – it makes a huge difference and I hope you go really well with your business. I can’t wait to choose another class to do later in the year.

I’m glad I bought Dominique’s recipe book. I made the meatballs tonight for dinner. They were simple to make and absolutely delicious. This weekend, I’m planning on making the hazelnut tart we made during the class. I’m just wondering where I can get some amaretti biscuits from?

Kindest Regards

Emma Bergmeier

Tania – Food I Am

Hi Dom

Hope you have recovered and got your recipes written in time. Thank you so much for all your hard work you were awesome. The feedback I have had on your classes has been incredible all due to the lovely way in which you interact with people. I can’t wait to get you back down for some more classes, the opening of the cooking school and will be keeping my eye out for any festival opportunities.

Chat soon

Tania – Food I Am


Hi Dominique,

I would just like to say that my friend and I enjoyed your book review at the Victoria Point Library a couple of weeks ago.My firiend bought me a copy of the book as a gift for my birthday ,which you kindly signed. My husband & I had a dinner party and cooked both the rabbit recipes in the book . Also I made the ricotta , poppy seed and honey cake . All I can say is Yummy!!!!

Thank you for producing this book .I am sure that it is going to be well used in our household.

Kind Regards, Carol


This was a letter addressed to my Mother:

Hi Robyn

I have just purchased Dom’s book from the Library bookshop – You all look so lovely. I’ve just had a quick look & will have to wait for a more thorough investigation. I had decided not to purchase any more Italian cook books, but this is certainly one that needs to be on my shelf

Warm regards Christene


This was a letter addressed to my Mother:

My copies of My Taste of Sicily have just arrived. What a magnificent publication. I have only just flicked through the book as I am going out for an early dinner but the sumptuous recipes look sensational and beautifully illustrated.

They have got my taste buds going but it is a little while to dinner so I had better put it down. The photograph of Dominique on the cover is really lovely. How proud you must be. And of course the charming photos of you (and the family) inside. A really impressive book which I will proudly use. Please pass on my congratulations to Dominique.



Hi Dominique,

I would just like to congratulate you on such an amazing and gorgeous cook book “My taste of Sicily” !!! I promised myself last year that I would not buy anymore cook books however after seeing you a couple of times on The Circle I just had to buy yours!

I’m so glad I did…I’m only half way through the book and I have literally run out of “post it” notes, noting each recipe I “must try”. The recipes look divine and you have captured so many memorable meals I myself have been brought up with. Recipes I should have asked my Nonna for when she was still with us. You should be very proud. I wish you every success.

Kind Regards, Caterina

Liz Di Mauro & Family

Hi Dominique,

I have just received a wonderful surprise gift from my loving family … a signed copy of your new cookbook. I’m soooo delighted. My teenage daughter had the pleasure of cooking with you at the Ekka recently and you really made an impression on her (and myself).

We plan to cook our way through all of your recipes. My husband’s family is also of Sicilian heritage and I’m sure we’re all going to enjoy indulging in many wonderful meals prepared straight from the pages of your book. I hope to do some of your cooking classes soon and have signed up for your monthly newsletter. I wish you every success with your book and thank you for inspiring me to get back into the kitchen.

Very best wishes, Liz Di Mauro (and Family)


Hello Dominique,

Just to let you know how much we are enjoying your cookbook. Congratulations Dominique, a true labour of love.

I lent my copy to Mrs Anna Barbi – the incredibly energetic 91 yr old who arrived in North Qld with her mother in the 1920’s, aged 8. I thought you might like to know she told me she shed a tear when she started to read your book, it bought back many memories of growing up in Catania and her mother. She is a fantastic cook herself, and still whips up anything in no time at all!!

I thought you looked fantastic in the photo they ran in the Sunday Mail U magazine. The article read well (although I disagree with continuing the stereotyping of Sicily with the mafia). I was very interested to hear you will be starting the tours next year.

Kind Regards, Santina


Hey Dom!

Last Friday I prepared three of your meals for a late supper with a mate. I wanted to treat him to something special and your recipes proved the best recipe! He rolled up his sleeves and helped prepare with me giving us time to talk.

This is what I chose;

Zucchini carpaccio with rocket

Tomato, oregano and anchovy salad

Potato, prosciutto & mozzarella croquettes

All with a bottle of Italian Pinot Grigio.

The food was beautiful and very tasty. I look forward to lots more practice.



Hi Dominique,

My name is Jan and I met you on Saturday 5th Nov. at the Wine and Food Expo in Brisbane. I wanted to let you know how thrilled I was, firstly to see you there and how honored I was for you to sign my “Ready Steady Cook” card. You made my day believe it or not. The other Celebrities were great, but to not have to queue up and get a book signed just to say “Hi” to them. But I now have books except one and that was yours. Could you tell me please how much your book is and if I was to get one can I pay over the phone or on line.

I have always been a big fan of Ready Steady Cook, and when my husband (Max) and myself went down to be in the audience in 2009 Matt Golinski was working and since then he has been a very great friend. I went down again this year and yes Matt was working.

Well I will not hold you up and bore you to tears, but would love you to let me know how much the books are please. Can I buy them at a Bookstore???

Anyway very nice to meet you on Saturday, and thank you for making my day.

Kind regards,