Paola Bacchia was born in Australia to Italian migrant parents and their Italian food culture. Her earliest memories are of her mamma’s meat sugo bubbling away on the stove-top and her father’s grappa distilling in the garage. Her family returned to live in Italy when Paola was just five, where she nurtured her love of Italian food. Paola is one of Australia’s most popular Italian food bloggers. Her blog, Italy On My Mind, tells the story of family memories and their connections to food. It won awards for best food blog in 2013 and 2015 by ITALY magazine. Paola returns to Italy every year to expand her knowledge of Italian food, its traditions and innovations.