Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Julia Busuttil Nishimura is a household name across Australia, a Melbourne-based cook, and author of two best-selling cookbooks. 

Julia’s food is influenced by her Maltese heritage, Japanese family, and time spent living in Italy, with a focus on seasonality and home-style cooking. 

Her first book Ostro was released in 2017 and was quickly cemented as a bestseller and modern Australian classic making her a household name. Ostro was shortlisted for the 2018 ABIA ‘Illustrated Book of the Year’ and named in Gourmet Traveller’s ‘Best Food Books for 2017’. 

Julia’s second cookbook A Year of Simple Family Food was released in August 2020 and went into reprint before its release date. Julia’s third book Around The Table is out now.

She is also a regular recipe contributor to ABC Everyday, The Design Files, Good Weekend Magazine and Good Food.

Portrait Photo Credit: Julia Busuttil Nishimura

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Julia shared with us her recipe for handmade tiramisu - an Italian classic. Espresso soaked Savioardi biscuits married with creamy mascarpone layers, finished with a dusting of rich cocoa powder.

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