Bobby Clark x InBed Store


Hi there…


I’m Julia, a cook, author and teacher based in Melbourne, Australia. My work celebrates simple ingredients, seasonal produce and the joys of coming together at the table. My cooking is influenced by my Maltese upbringing and time spent living in Tuscany, where I first learned the joys of the Italian kitchen. I write for publications such as Country Style Magazine, ABC Life, Delicious Magazine and feature on The Design Files, ABC Radio and Australian Gourmet Traveller.

My debut cookbook, Ostro, was released in 2017 and short-listed for the 2018 ABIA ‘Illustrated Book of the Year’ and Gourmet Traveller’s ‘Best Food Books for 2017.’ My second book is due for release in early 2020.

To chat about my recipes, collaborations, recipe development or classes (or anything else for that matter) please fill out this form and I’ll be in touch soon. Otherwise you can email me directly at busuttiljulia@gmail.com

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Ostro, (PanMacMillan $45) is available in all good bookstores in Australia.

For international shipping, order from Readings


 'I love it, a truly brilliant first book'

/  Jamie Oliver  /

Lili Waters x Carpenter’s Daughter

Lili Waters x Carpenter’s Daughter


 'I love Ostro – real food and life-enhancing'



'Judge this book by its cover: a big cake, glasses of something fizzy and fun, a big loaf of bread, a random pumpkin, crushed linen and Julia Busuttil Nishimura sitting amongst it all, looking supremely relaxed. Cut us a slice. The dish: a dependable cabbage salad'