The pleasure that comes from slowing down and cooking with simple ingredients.
Available in all good bookstores Australia-wide and at Readings for International orders.
'I love it, a truly brilliant first book' – Jamie Oliver
'I love Ostro – real food and life-enhancing' – Nigella Lawson
'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' – Pat Nourse, Australian Gourmet Traveller
'Ostro is a distillation of her Maltese heritage, Italian sensibilities and Australian upbringing' – Australian Gourmet Traveller
'If you are a lover of Italian and Mediterranean flavours, then you must get this book. It oozes love from every page, the one ingredient you can't buy.' – Silvia Colloca, cookbook author and tv presenter
'A rather delicious-looking cookbook...grounded, soulful' – John Lethlean, The Australian
'Melbourne-based Italian food writer Julia Busuttil Nishimura provides the most wonderful interpretations of dishes from Italy and the Mediterranean that are both recognisable and innovative. This is classy, quirky – and perfect for anyone of us wanting to remember that life is, in the end, about friendships and family' – Readings Bookstore
'You can almost taste the flavours as you read Julia's words, and if you're a fan of rustic style cooking, I have no doubt that you will love it as much as I do' – Belinda Jeffery, cookbook author and cooking teacher
'A generous serving of fresh ingredients, simply cooked, made to be shared.' – Julie Hosking, The West Australian
'Classy, quirky and perfect for any of us wanting to remember that life is about friendships and family.' – Chris Gordon, events manager, Readings Books
Awards and recognition
Hill of Content – Summer reading list
Number 1 cookbook at My Bookshop by Corrie Perkin