Discussions around the dinner table changed the lives of husband and wife Joe and Michelle Rechichi forever.
Each week, they would gather for a traditional Italian dinner with Joe’s parents in Perth in Western Australia.
Dinner was cooked by his mum, Nonna Roselyn Rechichi. Joe tells SBS Food, “She did the meatballs, the pasta, the cotoletta [breaded cutlet], that kind of thing.” It was a highlight of his week. “We would enjoy it, and we got around to saying, ‘How good would this be if we could serve up this kind of food in public to people in the city?'”
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