About me


I’m Michael, lots of people call me Mikey or Myx.

I was born in Italy and lived in Australia most of my life.

I have been living in Italy since 2005 with my wife, Alice. We are both artists and we’ve been seeking out art, food an wine since living here. We live in Turin, Italy, which is a must for foodies as it’s Slowfood central and close to some of the best wines available.

I trained in commercial cookery but have never really taken up as a long term profession. I just enjoy playing around in the kitchen and feeding friends.

I’ve developed an obsession with artichokes¬† and I’m on a mission to travel around more of Italy looking for recipes and presenting them here on this blog.

I hope you can enjoy the artichoke a little more after visiting this site.

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