Redland City Council Mayor Testimonial

Dominique Rizzo is fabulous and personally I think she was the best choice to participate in this programme. The speedy pizza recipe is outstanding. Once again congratulations on having this programme in Cleveland good initiative by the Council.
April 8, 2017/by info@dominiquerizzo.com

Griffith University Testimonial

I can't thank you enough for choosing to work with us on the pilot study. The evaluation survey starts tonight and soon we will have some data to hand to tell us if Waste Not Want Not can deliver change in reducing food waste.
April 7, 2017/by info@dominiquerizzo.com

Sommerville House Testimonial

“Marie, it was great!!! We all had a fantastic time, [Dominique] is such a wonderful person and presenter, thank you for sharing her with us.
January 20, 2017/by info@dominiquerizzo.com

Melissa Testimonial

Just wanted to pass on some feedback from Saturday night, everyone had a fantastic time and really enjoyed the demonstration and the food. Please let Dominique know it has been non-stop talk around the office this morning about the night and the food. They all couldn’t believe some of the things they tried and loved.
July 27, 2015/by info@dominiquerizzo.com

John

Hello Dominique,

Firstly, thank you for the way that you presented the “Cooking School”.

Your skills and passion for food certainly came across in the delivery and left us all in awe of what we ended up creating.

The kitchen will never be safe from me again.

Kind regards

John
September 26, 2014/by info@dominiquerizzo.com

Rosemary Jones – Celebrity Chef Coordinator – Hampton High Country Food and Arts Festival Committee

Your professional demonstrations really captured the imagination and taste buds of the crowds and I am sure you enjoyed meeting lots of your many fans. Thanks also for your endorsement and showcasing the excellent local produce of the region. All of the group who participated in Saturday's Masterclass are still enthusing about what a wonderful, educational and enjoyable experience it was.
September 26, 2014/by info@dominiquerizzo.com

Mark Dring – National Account Manager – Goodman Fielder Baking

Hi Dom,

We should be the ones thanking you. The stand and the feedback we received from retailers and Metcash certainly exceeded our expectations.

I certainly hope we get the opportunity to work with you again in the future,

Thanks again.

Mark Dring

National Account Manager

Goodman Fielder Baking
September 26, 2014/by info@dominiquerizzo.com

Susan Teerds Chief Executive Officer, Kids Safe Queensland

Thank you for your support of the inaugural Kidsafe Day Cook-off in King George Square. The cook-off was hot and competitive but also so much fun and the food was delicious. The feedback from the teams was that they all had a ball and thought the challenges and the ingredients were terrific. Mostly they were very impressed with your commentary and participation.
September 26, 2014/by info@dominiquerizzo.com

Corina (Sunshine Coast Ginger Festival 2012)

Hi Dominique

Your demonstrations certainly added to the excitement over the three days and thank you for joining us Dominique. We’re looking forward to working with you again!

Kind regards,
Corina (Sunshine Coast Ginger Festival 2012)
September 26, 2014/by info@dominiquerizzo.com

Sally and the Liquid Ideas Team

On behalf of Ronni and OzHarvest we want to thank you all for the amazing job you did last night at the CEO CookOff.
September 26, 2014/by info@dominiquerizzo.com

Jenny, Martin, Emily and Samuel Barrett

Thank you so much for such a lovely time last Saturday. We all had a great time and have been cooking lots trying out our new talents, some needs a little more work than others! I have even been looking at pasta makers.
September 26, 2014/by info@dominiquerizzo.com

Michele Moloney

Dear Dominique

Thank you again for a wonderfully insightful night in Wagga Wagga, I can't wait to get to Sicily to continue the learning curve.The flavours were fantastic.

As we discussed, my husband and I arrive in Palermo in March, and would be most grateful for whatever suggestions/contacts you have time to share with us. We have 3 nights at the Hotel Letizia booked, after which we intend to simply follow our noses. Our next fixed point is Florence, so who knows where we may end up? Hence any suggestions will be gratefully received.

Looking forward to hearing from you, and being able to show you more of our part of the world when next you can get here, Best wishes,

Michele Moloney
September 26, 2014/by info@dominiquerizzo.com

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
September 26, 2014/by info@dominiquerizzo.com

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
September 26, 2014/by info@dominiquerizzo.com

Carol

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
September 25, 2014/by info@dominiquerizzo.com

Christene

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
September 25, 2014/by info@dominiquerizzo.com

Bernise

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.

Bernise
September 25, 2014/by info@dominiquerizzo.com

Caterina

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
September 25, 2014/by info@dominiquerizzo.com

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)
September 25, 2014/by info@dominiquerizzo.com

Santina

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
September 25, 2014/by info@dominiquerizzo.com

Baz

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.

Baz
September 25, 2014/by info@dominiquerizzo.com

Jan

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,

Jan
September 25, 2014/by info@dominiquerizzo.com

Natale & Liz

Hi Dominique

I hope you are well and gearing up for Christmas. Thanks so much for responding to my email. It was so lovely to hear back from you. Sorry for the delay in responding - I've been very busy, however have found time to try five of your delicious recipes!!

The absolute "hit" with my family and friends has been the Torta di Cioccolata al Caffe Senza Farina (pg 185). I've cooked this three times and my kids have descibed it as "the best thing I've ever cooked". What high praise. It's beautiful and I've found it quite easy to make.

The other hit has been the Frittelle di Tonno e Patate (pg 25). My friends were eating them straight out of the pan at a recent dinner party. The other three recipes I have tried were good but I need a little practice to make them perfect. I've been having a lot of fun with your book and I've been leaving it lying around for my friends to enjoy also.

Anyway, I'd best be heading off now. Thanks as always for the inspiration. Take care of yourself and I wish you, your family and friends a very joyous festive season.

Buon Natale Liz
September 25, 2014/by info@dominiquerizzo.com

Mal.C

Hi Dominique

I’m sorry its taken so long to reply,

I am so lucky to have been brought up with Sicilian parents, and experience such a strong family tradition & ritual which is the kitchen table. Not just on Festive occasions, or every Sunday evening , but always.

To be able to share some of my heritage with my own children & with friends via your cookbook, means a lot to me.

Thank you for putting into print those memories that not only I have, but I’m sure most Aussie/Sicilians also treasure…

Now you are helping to foster in some way, I’m sure, stronger family values, within Australia through these wonderful recipes.

Good on you.

Buon Natalé
September 25, 2014/by info@dominiquerizzo.com

Graham

Hello Dominique

Thanks for your lovely recipe book My Taste of Sicily we have enjoyed making a number of the recipes with good results. I, as the part-time cook in this household enjoyed your simple no fuss approach with great flavours from readily available ingredients. Preparing our own olives using the Mediterranean Spiced recipe was a big hit with friends, even those who profess to not liking olives.

As a part-time potter for many years, Beryl is looking forward to our visit to Santo Stefano di Camastra and like places on our trip.

This has encouraged her to broaden her range and experiment with the colourful Mediterranean style in her work as on the tapas style bowls enclosed as a gift to you for reviving her interest in terracotta clay and majolica glazes.

Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Our excitement grows as the dates for the trip gets nearer and we share our plans with friends and family.

Regards Graham
September 25, 2014/by info@dominiquerizzo.com

Kayla

Hi Dom

Thank you thank you for the book for dad ... He almost got a tear in his eye 🙂

We went to my aunty Ena for Christmas (the place you had dinner when you were in Ingham) and she made dad bring the book up to show everyone ... It's was so special !

All we need now is a book stand for the Butcher Shop so all his customer can see your book and dads recipe 🙂

Hope you had a merry Christmas

Lots of love Kayla X

P.S. we also scoped a book out for Nonna and she loved it too! She loves you.
September 25, 2014/by info@dominiquerizzo.com

Liz O’Brien

Hi Dom

I had a ‘Sicilian’ dinner party the other week using your cook book- did the beef involtini for entree and meatballs with peas for main and a ricotta tart for dessert and everyone loved them!

Thanks for the great recipe
September 25, 2014/by info@dominiquerizzo.com

Brian Whalan

Hi Dominique

Our names may not ring any bells but you have singed your book that we purchased at the ginger factory during the ginger and flower festival this year.

Well I have started to use your cookbook and have found it very enjoyable to use I have made some very nice meals !!

I have made some mistakes along the way but I am learning from them.

I enjoyed the presentation at the Ginger and Flower show and so I will be cooking more from your book.

Thank you for inspiring me to cook outside the norm and prepare meals that I would expect to find only in a restaurant

Again thank you
September 25, 2014/by info@dominiquerizzo.com

D. Nicholas

My Goodness!!! What an AMAZING prize to win!!! I'd always thought these prizes were always a bit of a gimmick and no-one ever wins....until we received THAT phone call to say not only had we won a washer and dryer package from VZUG valued at $7000, but also a 2 week food and wine tour through Western Sicily with Dominique Rizzo as our guide!!! All by just filling in the entry form at the HIA Melbourne home show!!! The Laundry package will come in so very handy with our new house we are building and as for the tour of Sicily.....Words cannot describe the amazing experience we had!! An all-expense paid holiday seeing the most amazing sights and history and FOOD FOOD FOOD!!! My goodness, I have never eaten and drank so much food and wine all whilst sitting in the most beautiful environments!! Thankyou to HIA Homeshow, VZUG, and Dominique for this wonderful prize. It was something we will never forget!!! As the saying goes...You've got to be in it to win it!!!
September 25, 2014/by info@dominiquerizzo.com

M. Carroll

What a wonderful time we have had on Dominique Rizzo's Food, Wine and Cooking tour. [We] just hadn't expected Sicily to be so beautiful.
September 25, 2014/by info@dominiquerizzo.com

M. Comerford

The planning and organisation of all the events and the food we consumed was amazing, you have thought of everything. Thank you for your patience and friendliness I felt extremely comfortable and at ease with you and everyone else on the tour.
September 25, 2014/by info@dominiquerizzo.com

G & B Mayes

Well, what a wonderful tour we had with Dom! It exceeded all our expectations and fulfilled our dreams.
September 25, 2014/by info@dominiquerizzo.com
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