Toni Brancatisano was brought up in Australia by her Calabrian father and her English mother, surrounded by an abundance of fresh produce (her father Joe has a wholesale fruit & vegetable business), and amazing food prepared by her culinary talented mother. Even though she became a Registered Nurse after school, her passion for food led her to Italy where she has lived since 1998. Spending 14 years in Tuscany, Toni is now based in Rome where her work and life revolves around 'la buona cucina'! She has hosted several TV series on the Italian food channel, Gambero Rosso, & has appeared on various other television and radio shows in Italy and Australia. She was a guest chef at The Melbourne Food and Wine show in 2011, and her first book on cake decorating was published in 2012 by Gribaudo Feltrinelli. Toni decorates cakes and caters for special clients, she has often acted as Master of Ceremonies for various company events. She has collaborated with Tourism Australia and the Australian Embassy. Toni currently works as a Food Tour guide, offering private food and shopping tours. She is the mother of two children. ion text goes here.