Be Inspired

Making It Easy To Explore
New Cuisines, Places & Wines

Welcome to my Kitchen

Hi, I’m Roberta. Welcome to my kitchen. I love cooking, eating and drinking – and travelling in search of all three! I’ve worked in food and wine for 25+years and am blessed to count many top chefs and artisanal producers among my friends. I’ve written cookbooks with some of them, hosted cooking classes with most of them, and learnt to translate ‘chef speak’ into ‘home cook speak’. Now I’ll share with you what they’ve taught me.

For me food is all about sharing. Whether it’s dinner around a beautifully set table, exploring shops in one of Sydney’s ethnic enclaves, or getting behind-the-scenes with an artisanal producer – nothing gives me more pleasure than sharing the food I love with other people. Join me for a fun food experience soon.

I love the way wine completes a meal. I especially enjoy pinot noir, riesling, Sherry, lo-fi wines and classic cocktails! I adore discovering new wine regions, tasting unusual grape varieties and meeting interesting wine folk. And I want to share it all with you.

Ready to be a traveller not a tourist? I love travel as much as I love food and wine. And I’ve spent a lifetime getting behind-the-scenes of many corners of the world through networks of friends that guide me to money-can’t-buy travel experiences. I’d love to show you my favourite corners of Europe & Australia.

Join Me Soon

What Our Cooks Say

Melisa (Beacon Hill, NSW)
Melisa (Beacon Hill, NSW)
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We made the pot-sticker dumplings and bang bang chicken from the Chinese class the other night. Once again both exceeded our expectations. My husband keeps saying it’s better than going out to restaurants as the recipes and quality are amazing.
Glennis (Caringbah South, NSW)
Glennis (Caringbah South, NSW)
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The whole Be Inspired experience has helped me love cooking again. I was sick of cooking the same old things - meal time is a lot brighter thanks to you Roberta.
Pam (Cammeray, NSW)
Pam (Cammeray, NSW)
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Your recipes are something I always feel confident offering guests and also reasonable in the time to prepare. We often try your recommended wines and suppliers and enjoy your travel tales too!
Jen (Tamarama, NSW)
Jen (Tamarama, NSW)
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Thank you for stocking our pantry with such authentic Ingredients and quality produce. We really like the flexibility of cooking over a couple of days and changing the order we cook the dishes in when we want to. And I love listening to the themed playlist while cooking.
Katrina (Arncliffe, NSW)
Katrina (Arncliffe, NSW)
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I am absolutely loving Be Inspired! There are ingredients I have never worked with before so having the confidence to try something new is so much fun! The recipes are just amazing and the notes on what can be prep’d beforehand are a great help too. Thank you so much.
Deb (Belconnen, ACT, Australia)
Deb (Belconnen, ACT, Australia)
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Awesome fun traveling through Emilia-Romagna experiencing first hand some of the produce I've worked with over the last couple of years cooking with Roberta's classes – the family are reaping the benefits now.
Judith (Woronora, NSW)
Judith (Woronora, NSW)
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Food, wine and travel! Three of my favourite things! Be Inspired with Roberta has been a wonderful experience and given me more confidence in the kitchen. I have learnt so much, cooked things I never would have attempted without Roberta’s excellent videos, and used ingredients I have never tried before.
Sandra (Garran, ACT)
Sandra (Garran, ACT)
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I'm a competent cook whose learned so much from Roberta's online cooking classes. The recipes are yummy and Roberta’s video guidance offers so many little tips to improve flavour and organise the flow of preparation. I enjoy her warmth, sense of humour, and ability to giggle at herself when she occasionally messes up.
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