quarter-hour with Dishing It Up dwelling cooks Anna and Matthew

— Prepare dinner alongside along with your favorite TV cooks in Dishing It Up 7:30pm Thursdays from 29 September on SBS and SBS Meals. All episodes streaming free on SBS On Demand. For recipes and extra head to the program web page. —


Inform us about yourselves

Anna: I am a former company recruiter turned housewife and mum of two boys. Rising up, I watched my mum and nonna cook dinner and maintain the kitchen hostage, however I did not really admire my southern Italian heritage till I left dwelling.

Matthew: I’m a household man at coronary heart with a love of meals. As a baby and nonetheless immediately, it’s the basis that brings my household collectively. Nothing beats sitting across the desk with them, having fun with a home-cooked meal and sharing loopy tales from the day. 


What’s one enjoyable truth about your self? 

Anna: I am a baby star and first appeared on tv at age 4 on Romper Room with Miss Helena. I used to be additionally on SBS Meals’s first collection of The Cooks Line

How did you find yourself being on a actuality cooking collection?

Anna: Matthew and I obtained bored in the course of the COVID lockdown, so we did an Instagram reside stream the place I taught him to make Italian meatballs.

It was a catastrophe, however lots of people discovered it entertaining so I utilized with the hope that we might entertain SBS viewers too. 

What do you want or dislike about cooking?

Anna: Cooking is just not solely about meals; it is about bringing folks collectively and creating recollections over a desk. A few of my greatest recollections and laughs are on the desk consuming with household and mates. 

I additionally like the best way sure smells set off childhood recollections and make me really feel like I am again dwelling as a child. 

“Meals and cooking are the glue for bringing folks collectively. Nevertheless, I undoubtedly get pleasure from consuming greater than cooking or cleansing up. “

Matthew: Meals and cooking are the glue for bringing folks collectively. Nevertheless, I undoubtedly get pleasure from consuming greater than cooking or cleansing up. 


What was your favorite second from the collection?

Anna: It is a blessing to do that present with my greatest good friend. We’re fortunate that we will look again on these humorous recollections in years to return. Plus, it is ironic that Matthew would not cook dinner and he is on a cooking present.

What was your funniest reminiscence from the collection?

Matthew: One time I attempted to crack an egg and it ended up on the ceiling and partitions of Anna’s very white kitchen. That is additional proof that I am unable to cook dinner.

For those who might have any movie star chef cook dinner for you, who would you select?

Anna: Massimo Bottura. He was named one of many world’s greatest cooks and I had the pleasure of assembly him a couple of years again. He was enjoyable and flirty, and I might by no means tried his meals earlier than. 

Matthew: Matt Moran – I’ve been to each single considered one of his eating places.

What’s your desert island dish?

Anna: Sluggish-cooked osso buco ragu with do-it-yourself parpadelle and heaps of parmesan cheese. It jogs my memory of dwelling and of my mum.

Matthew: My mum’s stuffed capsicum – it is advisable to strive them. I might eat that dish every single day.


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