Through the sharing of food, we share life, and one is never lonely or hungry

Dominique Rizzo is one of Queensland’s leading female chefs creating world class bespoke Gourmet Food & Wine Tours to Spain, Sicily and beyond.

Her mission is to inspire everyone to make a change for the better with her delicious, healthy, real food recipes…..I love the essence of clean, simple whole food cooking. My food style and recipes are inspired by my travels and culinary experience in all cuisines. Life is too short to leave anything out! I am passionate and inspired by our worlds multicultural kitchen and all dietary lifestyle choices. I believe that with balance in our body we are whole and healthy. Deliciously Regards….Dominique x

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Featured Recipes

Crispy Ricotta Tortelloni with Blue Cheese, Roasted Tomatoes, Prosciutto & Lemon

An easy entertaining idea has always been a quick Italian inspired antipasto platter. Why not take your antipasto a step further and combine it with traditional Italian tortelloni for these tasty Crispy Ricotta Tortelloni with Blue Cheese, Roasted Tomatoes, Prosciutto & Lemon.

Baked Chicken Stuffed with Pumpkin and Radicchio

My recipe for "Baked Chicken Stuffed with Pumpkin and Radicchio" is one of those dishes that I found to be beautifully delicious and captures the wonderful flavour of radicchio, sweet pumpkin and the famous Parmigiano Reggiano. Ask your butcher to bone out the chicken for you, this makes it really easy to fill and roll it at home.

Sicilian Style Steak

My "Sicilian Style Steak" is a super simple recipe and one of my weeknight staples. A perfect one-pan dish for a weekend lunch or family get together. If olives and capers aren't to your taste.... I love their saltiness. But if you don't,  you can still enjoy this simple recipe with the iconic Italian flavours of celery, tomatoes and fresh oregano.

Italian Braised Beef & Potato Spezzatino

It never ceases to amaze me the simplicity of Italian cooking – in this case my  "Italian Braised Beef & Potato Spezzatino"  is evidence that the fewer the ingredients, the better the flavour of the dish. This dish is a favourite with the men and makes a hearty winter meal served with crusty bread.

Vegan Chia Seeded Crackers

If you have already tried my Keto and Gluten Free Flax Seed Crackers then you will love these Vegan Chia Seed Crackers as they are just as if not better. Filled with healthy protein-packed seeds, nuts and so easy to mix and bake. 

The Best Chickpea & Herb Falafel

The best falafel are my Chickpea & herb falafel.  Made with soaked drained chickpeas, fresh herbs like coriander, mint, and parsley and spices such as cumin, coriander and my tried and tested recipe for Chickpea and Fresh Herb Falafel will not disappoint.
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Featured Blog

Wines Rich with History – 5 Reasons to Try Sicilian and Spanish Wine

from the wineries of Spain to the vineyards of Sicily, we are going to take a look at Wines Rich with History &  5 Reasons to Try Sicilian and Spanish Wine. Each of their histories and how they make their top-notch wines that a lot of wine lovers like you and me covet.
July 6, 2020/by Dominique Rizzo

5 Must-Have Kitchen Gadgets

If you’re a pro at cooking, it is essential for you to have a few items mandatorily in it. Although a lot of people love to stick to the traditional food making recipes. Here are 5 Must-have kitchen gadgets which can save a lot of time and money.
June 11, 2020/by Dominique Rizzo

Things You Need to Check Before You Buy a Food Processor

When it comes to buying the right kitchen gadgets, you can never be too careful. There are certain things you need to check before you buy a food processor. It is because there is a very wide variety of companies offering the same appliances.
April 21, 2020/by Dominique Rizzo

5 Mouthwatering Culinary Walks in Barcelona

5  must-see Mouthwatering Culinary Walks in Barcelona to add to your culinary discovery tours. Of course, if you’d rather have all of this packaged together, then join these hand-picked, delicious Catalonia, Barcelona & Costa Brava gastronomic food and wine tours.
April 21, 2020/by Dominique Rizzo

The Heart of Slovenia’s Wine Country – Wine Tours in Slovenia

Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or not, a tour to the heart of Slovenia's wine country may quickly transform you from the latter into the former. Why? Because the wine in this country is just so good.
April 2, 2020/by Dominique Rizzo

25 Must-do Food and Wine Experiences in Sicily

Where are the best food and wine experiences in Sicily? Do you love food and wine and are you looking to experience a new culture? Sicily is the best.
March 11, 2020/by Dominique Rizzo
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Latest News

NEW POP UP COOKING CLASSES &

THE URBAN FEAST COOKING SCHOOL … opening soon

Looking for easy recipes ideas, recipes for healthy salads, Keto, low carb, low sugar, gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and everything in between? Im just about to launch some of my favourite and most popular classes. As a result I will be popping  up all over Brisbane, just to get you all excited about my new cooking school ” The Urban Feast” which will be opening in 2021…fingers crossed and if all goes to plan.  Until then if you would like me to come to your house to host a cooking class….Email me and we can chat about the many options of menus and classes I can offer.

If you love my  RECIPES and you would love to come along to one of my classes or be the first to join my Urban Feast right here in Brisbane, Click Here and register your details.  Hands on Cooking Classes, workshops and demonstrations will be running days, evenings and weekends because I know how busy we all are. Classes will be limited to 8-10 people so you get to enjoy a relaxed pace with time to really explore cooking and new skills. And of course we will need plenty of time for feasting and drinking. Its all just a click away. Happy Cooking …..Deliciously Dominique