Monday, March 2, 2009

Where did it start

Where did Roberto and I met? In Italy - no, in Australia - no.
It was sunny ole England - London to be exact. Nearly 13 years ago, I went to England on the typical Aussie working holiday visa, during that time I worked at one of the Hilton hotels - Langham Hilton as a hostess in one of their restaurants called Memories. I had been working there for about 3 months and during that time we had a lot of casual staff, nearly every morning there was someone new working and they were always asking the same questions of where do they find this etc, etc. One morning I walked in and there I spotted another new person - a male, however this male was running around like they knew what they were doing. So I marched up to him and asked "how come you know what you are doing?". He turned to me and answered in his broken english and thick Italian accent - "I've been off work for the past 3 months as I had broken my wrist." And from there it started the beginning of a new romance.....

Monday, January 12, 2009

About La Micia

La Micia Cooking is run by Keryn Ursi (that's me) who is married to Roberto, an Italian from Piandimeleto in Le Marche region of Italy, for the past 6 years. Le Marche is famous for its Truffles, unspoilt beauty, authentic cuisine and longevity of its residents.

Since 1997 I have been influenced and immersed in Italian culture and its cuisine. My Italian in-laws (Franco & Grabriella) have owned bars across Italy - Milan, Trani (Puglia) and Piandimeleto (Le Marche) for the past 30 years. My brother-in-law Marco is a chef and of course there's Nonna Marianna (now 93) who started making pasta by hand herself at the age of 8.