Joe Dolce Cooks

Joe Dolce is popularly known for the phenomenal international hit record of the 80s, Shaddap You Face, which was Number One in 12 countries, with hundreds of foreign language cover versions, including versions in the Western Australian aboriginal dialect of Indjibundgi and Papua New Guinean pidgin.

He has also been doing some serious cooking!

He was a featured guest, in 2005, on Lifestyle Cafe, on The Lifestyle Channel, preparing Turkish gözleme, and won first place in the 2007 Hepburn Springs-Daylesford Swiss-Italian Festival Best Pasta Sauce Competition, for a Basil-Chili Tomato Sauce, with Guanciale, Fennel Sausage & Kangaroo Braciole.

He was shortlisted for the 2020 Australian Photography: Photographer of the Year and he took the enticing food photographs for this cookbook.

For as Apicius once said:

‘The first taste is always with the eyes.’

Dolce Cooks At Home: Joe Dolce’s Most Loved Recipes is his first cookbook, compiled from over fifty years of home-cooking. Many of the recipes are from his Italian-American childhood but even more are from the stunning dishes of world cuisine that have influenced him over the years.

Inside you will find his grandmother’s Spaghetti and Meatballs, next to Indonesian Sop Buntut, North Vietnamese Bún Chả, Ethiopian Roast Lamb with 15 Berbere Spices, the National tri-coloured dish of Mexico: Chiles en Nogada, and American Soul Food brilliancies such as BBQ Ribs, Fried Green Tomatoes and Red Velvet Cake.

Through Cascading Interests

Eltham High School

Lumps and Bumps Yarn Worms

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. 

I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now. When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed.






My dreaming

Pole Goals

Protecting our Platypus

Awakening around Roses

Rose journal

2020 Eltham Anthology

2019 Eltham Anthology

2018 Eltham Anthology

2017 Eltham Anthology

2016 Eltham Anthology

2015 Eltham Anthology

2014 Eltham Anthology

2013 Eltham Anthology

2011 Eltham Anthology

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The Vegie Box

Jackie Dargaville

Craton Colour

Brendan Purser

Pizza Ovens

Made Easy
Lynne Sheffield

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