Italian passion

If you ever want to ignite your passion for food, take a trip to Italy… or perhaps just chat to Simon Gault. The popular Kiwi chef is positively buzzing, having just returned from a week touring around the north of the European country, and his excitement about the culinary mecca is contagious. “I love the people; I love the love of food,” he says, his face lighting up as he recalls sampling the fresh cheese in Reggio Emilia and visiting the seafood market in Treviso. “It’s just different – it’s got a different energy, a different vibe. You feel good being there.” Having spent a year living in Italy in the 1990s, when he was personal chef to music mogul Simon Fuller, the dad-of-one’s dream would be

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