ABOUT THE SHOW
Amazing food and great conversation are served up in the new series Silvia’s Italian Table featuring Australian actress, opera singer, author and chef Silvia Colloca. Joined by a diverse and eclectic group of celebrity guests including former Olympians Ian Thorpe, Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, renowned journalist and presenter George Negus, acclaimed chef Matt Moran and actress Marta Dusseldorp, Silvia shares her personal memories and inspiration behind each mouth-watering dish and visits some of the most stunning parts of Italy.
KEN DONE, MAGDA SZUBANSKI & MATT MORAN
Artist Ken Done, comedian Magda Szubanski and chef Matt Moran join Silvia Colloca as they discuss family. With revealing conversation they cook a simple spaghetti for entrée, lamb shanks for main and strudel for dessert.
SARAH FERGUSON, CLAIRE HOOPER & MERRICK WATTS
Journalist Sarah Ferguson, comedian Claire Hooper and funny man Merrick Watts join Silvia Colloca as they discuss truth. With revealing conversation they cook a seafood stir fry, Roman stuffed tomatoes and doughnuts.
TARA MOSS, MARTA DUSSELDORP & KANEN BREEN
Author Tara Moss, actress Marta Dusseldorp and tenor Kanen Breen join Silvia Colloca as they discuss the topic of defiance. They cook cheesy flatbread, stuffed eggplant and sweet panzerotti with figs for dessert.
KATHY LETTE, LISA MCCUNE & TOM GLEESON
Author Kathy Lette, actress Lisa McCune and comedian Tom Gleeson join Silvia Colloca as they cook ricotta gnocchi for entrée, Roman chicken for main and a Tuscan raisin bun dessert while discussing the theme of courage.
CATHY FREEMAN, GEORGE NEGUS & EMMA ALBERICI
Olympian Cathy Freeman and journalists George Negus and Emma Alberici join Silvia Colloca as they cook lentils with roasted vegetables for entrée, seafood polenta for main and a strawberry tart while discussing happiness.
CLAUDIA KARVAN, ITA BUTTROSE & MATT DAY
Actress Claudia Karvan, media personality Ita Buttrose and actor Matt Day join Silvia Colloca as they cook roasted grape bruschetta for entrée, sausage risotto for main and a mouthwatering Torta dell’Amore while discussing love.
IAN THORPE, AMANDA VANSTONE & PIA MIRANDA
Olympian Ian Thorpe, former politician Amanda Vanstone and actress Pia Miranda join Silvia Colloca as they cook pumpkin and porcini soup, beef cheeks and raspberry and red wine sorbet while discussing the topic of change.
TIM FLANNERY, GREIG PICKHAVER & LAUREN JACKSON
Scientist Tim Flannery, comedian Greig Pickhaver and basketball icon Lauren Jackson join Silvia to cook baby octopus, ragout and Torta Della Nona while discussing ‘crossroads’.