Home / Hello. I am Simone Agostino.

Perth born published Cookbook Author and Recipe Creator with both Sicilian and Abruzzese roots.

I reflect on how fortunate I am to be in a position to really embrace what is it I am so passionate about. I pinch myself as often as I pinch my food with sea salt – and that’s alot – so this alone speaks volumes on the sole purpose of my journey. I speak the language of my readers and with that I am eternally grateful that I have an opportunity to share some of my learnings with you from having spent so many years in the kitchen. I am not professionally trained by any means, but I firmly believe that’s exactly what allows me to stand out from the rest. I am real, honest and humble, and I will work my darned hardest to ensure that this is exactly what is translated to the plate. I want my food to be achievable, because if it wasn’t, then what am I really here for?

I am a single mother of three – cooking a meal that obtains the tick of approval from all three of my boys will always remain the most difficult task I’ll have had endured yet. But without a doubt, the most fulfilling. Any mother will attest to the pure joy that exudes from successfully fulfilling the bellies of their children. My three boys are my life, my reason, my everything. They say the way to a man’s heart is truly through their stomach, and in this case, I am so fortunate to have filled all three of them – writing a cookbook simply just becomes the icing on the cake for me.

In a fast-paced world that often leaves us yearning for connection, there's a profound comfort in the timeless ritual of gathering around a table with those we hold dear. My cookbooks are both a heartfelt homage to the power of shared meals—where food not only nourishes our bodies but also nourishes our souls with memories that linger long after the plates are cleared.

Within those pages lie recipes that have graced my own family gatherings and inspired moments of joy, laughter, and quiet reflection. Each dish carries with it a story—a tale of tradition, love, and the simple pleasure of breaking bread together. From the aroma of freshly baked cakes to the rich flavours of a simmering stew, my cookbooks simply invite you to rediscover the warmth of homecoming in every bite.

Whether you're recreating a beloved family recipe or embarking on a culinary adventure with friends, my cookbook recipes are crafted to evoke nostalgia and create new memories. They are meant to be shared, savoured, and celebrated, turning ordinary meals into extraordinary moments.

Food creates memories, it evokes emotions, it binds friends and it creates families - whether blood related or not. So let’s start spreading joy by creating a spread for the table first and foremost. Only then can you watch as that joy entangles into the minds, hearts and mouths of those who are fortunate enough to take a seat at your table.

Simone xx