Cooking reveals much about each individual. For me my journey started early in the home from my european mother born in Greece and who migrated to Australia in her late teens.  She was always passionate about cooking – healthy Mediterranean cuisine for her family.

I quickly observed what she made was not simply something she put together from a recipe but she strived to add her own personal touch and there was always a lot of love in what was created.

As a mature adult I have discovered a passion for vibrant, fresh, mouth-watering and aromatic food and dishes.

Marina, recipe creator, food stylist, food photographer and cooking instructor for Olivesandfeta.

Together, we will explore ways to capture those full-bodied flavours found when eating dishes like stuffed zucchini flowers, zucchini fritters, eggplant dip or char-grilled octopus my ethnic parents prepared for me when living overseas.

Head over to my recipes to catch a glimpse of Australian Fusion Cuisine.

Marina, the Author is the offspring of a typical Australian Migrant Family from the 50s and currently lives in Brisbane.