Parisi

Father and son, Chris and Julian Parisi, are at Flemington Markets daily and work with a huge network of growers to source great fruit and vegetables. I’ve worked with the Parisi family since 2012 and I’m inspired by the way they do business. Chris’s father Antonio Parisi opened their first greengrocer in Strathfield in 1954. They moved to Rose Bay in 1981 where the family’s name became synonymous with quality fresh produce. Chris’ son Julian grew up in the business that cousin Anthony and son-in-law Joe are now also part of. I love working with a family business like Parisi because these guys all really care about their produce, their customers and each other!
 
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Cook with Parisi Fresh Produce

I use Parisi’s fruit and veg in all sorts of dishes, sweet and savoury, across a wide range of cuisines.

Scroll down to see some of my videos and recipes using Parisi fresh produce.

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Caramelised Baked Strawberries by Janni Kyritsis - using Parisi strawberries
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Caramelised Baked Strawberries

Sometimes strawberries can be more about colour than taste. Chef Janni Kyritsis taught me that heating them, especially with a touch of sugar, brings out their natural flavour.

Grilled Zucchini Flowers w Herb Dressing Inspired by Giovanni Pilu using Parisi Zucchini Flowers
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Grilled Zucchini Flowers

How pretty are zucchini flowers? So easy to prepare too! Inspired by Sardinian chef Giovanni Pilu, I grill them and drizzle with a simple herb dressing that’s also great over any grilled veg.

Apple & Pecan Salad using Parisi fresh produce
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Apple & Pecan Salad

Crisp sweet apples and crunchy pecans mixed with a handful of greens, come together in this simple salad that’s a bit like a Southern version of Waldorf salad.

Pear, Fennel & Radish Salad

Salads

Salads can be a starter, side or star attraction, simple or complex, hot or cold. Here are some of my favourite salad recipes from around the world.

Watercress Soup and Chive Pull Aparts

Soups

What’s more satisfying than a bowl of soup? Hot or cold, light or hearty, creamy and smooth or chunky, here are some of my favourite soup recipes.

Mushroom Pappardelle

Pasta

Pasta is the perfect quick, easy comfort food. Whip up a bowl in less time than it takes for pizza to arrive. Here are my favourite pasta recipes.

Baked Honey-glazed Baby Carrots

Sides

They may be a support act, but great side dishes can transform a meal. Here are some of my favourite side dishes using Parisi fresh produce.

Asparagus Goats Cheese Risotto

Italian

Despite great regional diversity, northern Italy and southern Italy are united by passion for simple, seasonal food. Here are my favourite Italian recipes.

Baby Radishes with Pepe Saya Cultured Butter & Olsson's Sea Salt Flakes

French

Vive La France! From bistro classics to lesser-known regional dishes from Provençe, Alsace and the Basque country. Here are my favourite French recipes.

Banh Mi with Windy Hills Farm herbs

Asian

Here are my favourite Asian recipes, from herb-driven southeast Asian dishes and India’s heady spices to China and Japan’s unique cuisines.

Turkish Eggplant Salad (Patliçan Salatası)

Mid East & Greek

The food of Turkey, the Levant, North Africa & Greece have a lot in common, including a love of fresh produce. Enjoy my favourite recipes from that part of the world.

Figs & Prosciutto

Small Plates

Whether it’s eastern Mediterranean mezze, Italian antipasto or Spanish tapas, the idea is the same: small dishes of tasty food to enjoy with a drink.

Saffron Poached Pears

Sweets

Fruit and vegetables are colourful, textural, great-tasting and good for you! Here are some of my favourite sweet treats using Parisi's gorgeous fresh produce.

Bajan Corn Soup

Vegan

The world of fruits, vegetables and funghi provides a wealth of plant-based possibilities for delicious dishes. Here are my favourite sweet and savoury vegan recipes.

Vegetable Stock

Basics

Take your cooking from good to great with these basic stocks, sauces and other preparations that form the cornerstone of delicious dishes.

Meet The Parisi Family

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Q&A

Fresh produce is the hardest category for consistent quality. Greengrocers deal with thousands of different products, all affected by seasonality, weather and natural disasters like flood and fire. And that’s before we even start talking about the logistics of shipping, storing and packing perishable goods!

The most important tip for quality fresh produce at the best price is to buy what’s in season. Make the most of gorgeous Aussie asparagus in spring and radicchio in winter. Out of season produce is in scarce supply, or imported, so it’s always going to be more expensive and not even at its best! Secondly, be prepared to try different fruit and veg. Artichokes, chestnuts, zucchini flowers and cumquats are just a few of the products many people look at but never cook with.

Parisi Australia is owned by the Parisi family, including Chris Parisi and his son Julian. The business was started by Chris’s parents Antonio and Giovanna Parisi in 1954 after they immigrated from the Aeolian island of Lipari.

Parisi has long been a supplier to leading Sydney restaurants including the Merivale Group, Fink Group, Rockpool Dining Group, Saint Peter and Catalina. They also supply corporate clients including PWC and Google.

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Melisa (Beacon Hill, NSW)
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We made the pot-sticker dumplings and bang bang chicken – once again both exceeded our expectations. My husband keeps saying it’s better ordering this than going out to restaurants as the recipes and food 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.
Kate (Killara, NSW)
Kate (Killara, NSW)
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I loved the Fresh & Easy Chicken – simple instructions, only a few ingredients and the time factor absolutely spot on. Then came the highlight, the taste, no compromise on the enjoyment of that meal! For the time poor Fresh & Easy hits the mark indeed.
Jen (Tamarama, NSW)
Jen (Tamarama, NSW)
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Thank you for stocking our pantry with such authentic Ingredients and quality produce ... I’ve so enjoyed picking fresh leaves from the herb pots and loved listening to the chef's playlist while cooking. 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.
Katrina (Arncliffe, NSW)
Katrina (Arncliffe, NSW)
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I am absolutely loving these boxes! 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.
Nathan (Manly, NSW)
Nathan (Manly, NSW)
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Loving Be Inspired! Felt like a kid opening up a Christmas present when the box arrived. Fresh herb pots are a nice touch!
Richard (Earlwood, NSW)
Richard (Earlwood, NSW)
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Thanks so much for the Fresh & Easy Meal, it was excellent. We regularly get another meal kit delivery – your offering is vastly superior and a similar price, so big ticks.
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