Author(s): Terry Durack; Barry McDonald
Each week, Fratelli Fresh feeds between 15-20,000 people across its Sydney-based food empire. Alla Fratelli by Fratelli Fresh is all about seasonal, fresh, heart-warming, delicious eating, dedicated to flavour and tradition - but it rips up the rule book at the same time, challenging some of the older Italian traditions and putting meals together that suit the way we live now.
This is how we should all be cooking at home, with fresh, beautiful, simple, generous, messy Mediterranean market food, shared with children, parents, friends and neighbours.
Winner of Best Restaurant Under $30 from the Sydney Morning Herald in 2013, and Best Cafe from TimeOut Sydney in 2012, Fratelli Fresh is the creation of the McDonald family, from Barry and Karen to daughter Nina and the entire crew/family/staff. Since opening in 2004, it has become Sydney's favourite way of eating Italian style.
Delicious Italian recipes. Simple to follow instructions with alluring mouth watering dishes. With my favourite recipe being the Arancini with taleggio (pg.30) - Alison, The Book Grocer
Barry McDonald is the man behind the Fratelli Fresh household name. It's the magic of Fratelli Fresh, the freshness, the seasonality, the sense that you are in the moment and of the place. Casual, cheerful, generous, hospitable, a little bit cheeky and perhaps a little nostalgic for the good old traditions of Italian food/culture...From waiter to green-grocer to wholesaler to Sydney restaurateur, Barry McDonald has always brought something fresh to the hospitality industry. Now his buzzy, lively Fratelli Fresh food stores and Cafe Sopra restaurants are on every food-lover's go-to list, dishing up market-fresh, seasonal produce in as simple and natural a form as possible. 'Fresh is best,' he says. 'In season is best. Italian is best.'
Schedule A:..Suptini/Antipasti (feature: Aperitivi) Zuppa Primi (feature: pasta) Secondi (feature: pizza) Insalata e Verdure Dolci (Feature: Gelati/Sorbetti) Each recipe to have a short introduction...Additional Features: How to Shop Italian, How to Cook Italian, How to Eat Italian, How to Speak Italian...From checklist..The Contents..The Fratelli Story According to Barry .It.s got to be fresh and it.s got to be Italian...How to Shop Italian The markets, the importance of coffee..How to Cook Italian Simple food, slow food, the Mediterranean diet..How to eat Italian The role of the family, the role of the table, the role of wine..Recipes (see recipe list, attached, which features over 160 possible recipes) Aperitivi Antipasti Primo Secondo Contorni Formaggi e frutta Dolci Caffe Digestivo..With features on: Spuntini, Pizza, Per I bambini, Speciale, Stagioni, Ingredienti...