SICILIANO- Contemporary Sicilian is a beautifully produced Sicilian cookbook by acclaimed chef/ restaurateur, Joe Vargetto.
With a passion for cooking and an apprentiship at Melbourne's famed Florentino under his belt, Joe Vargetto travelled to Italy to work under one of the founders of modern Italian cuisine, Guattiero Marchesi. Returning to Melbourne, he cooked with leading chefs, Jacques Reymond, Philippe Mouchel and Jeremy Strode at Langton's. won the Bocuse D'Or competition in Australia and opened The Venetian in South Yarra. Joe then moved to Number 8 at Crown before teaming up with Luke Stinger and Frank Wilden at Oyster Little Bourke, Melbourne's version of New York's Balthazar. He then opened Mister Bianco, his modern Sicilian restaurant in Melbourne's Eastern suburbs, and then Massi in the CBD.