About Silvia

                                                           10 things you should know about me

1. I am a self-proclaimed food lover

2. Although I have no official cooking training, having been exposed to Mamma and Nonna’s cooking since I was born has to count for something!

3. I am a professional actress both for stage and screen (big and small)

4. I have played the Vampire Queen twice! First in Universal Pictures’s VAN HELSING, then in UK’s comedy LESBIAN VAMPIRE KILLERS (no kidding! and no, it is NOT porn…)

5. I am also a professional Opera singer and I attended Milan’s SCUOLA MUSICALE for 4 years.

6. I have had the joy of singing in Europe’s most beautiful theaters such as The London Palladium, Berlin’s Tempodrom, Milan’s Teatro Nazionale, among others.

7. I have become an Australian citizen in July 2013

8. I am married to Richard. We met during the shoot of VAN HELSING.  He played Dracula, I played his bride!

9. Both my children Raphael and Miro are bilingual. And cheeky.

10. In July-August 2012 I played the role of The Bride  in Malthouse Theatre production of Lorca’s BLOOD WEDDING, in Melbourne. I cooked for my cast mates most nights after the show and in between matinee and evening shows! In April-June 2013 I co-starred in Griffin Theatre production of THE BULL, THE MOON AND THE CORONET OF STARS. I cooked with my cast mate every day whilst on tour.

Love for food never leaves me!


Photo by Julie Adams, 2013

Silvia’s Cucina is on Facebook Twitter and Instagram

Silvia’s Cucina the cookbook is now available in stores and online!


25 thoughts on “About Silvia

  1. Hi Silvia!
    I come from an Italian/Egyptian background and also am a self-proclaimed foodie if nothing else!I have only recently come across your web site and it gives me copious amount of pleasure making and devouring all the heart filled recipes you write about. Your ‘cozze in bianco’ are to die for and a personal favorite!

    I have become a huge fan, so please keep up the great work! I also think Richard is brilliant! I study law full time so not much time for TV however I always indulge in a weekly fix of Rake!

    Ciao Bella

  2. Wow I can say I know a star ….I live in Udine and here there are celebrities so for me it’s an honor to receive your responses.
    I started this blog to try and improve my English, because in my dreams and those of my wife there is to emigrate to Canada.
    We want to go to Canada to give a future to merit our 2 year old daughter Michelle.
    In my last post the see busy making Christmas tree. http://realitaliandish.wordpress.com/2012/12/02/breathing-in-christmas/
    Congratulations you are a great Cook

  3. Ciao Silivia, i just happened to come across your blog, and I must say that I find it very interesting, I’m Italian (Neapolitan to be exact) and have been living in Canada since I way ten years old, My husban is Milanese, Macherio. Are you also from Milano? I;m just curious…..keep up the good work. ciao

  4. I’m so happy to find you on this site. Silvia. It’s good to follow you and your food looks delicious! Italian food one of the best-maybe the best actually (smiles) I hope we’ll have the chance to work together on a beautiful movie project someday! Have a good cooking and a happy life! Jordan.

  5. Hi Silvia, it was such a joy to receive your book as a Christmas gift and I have tried quite a few recipes with great results. Quick question, do you know how to go about coating the inside of cannoli shells with dark chocolate? It stops them loosing their crunch then you can fill them the day before you need them.
    Thank you, Carolyn

    • Hi Carolyn, I’m so glad you enjoy my book!
      Now, with the cannoli dilemma… have you tried using a very smal pastry brush and twirl the chocolate around the inside of the shell. Then leave to dry standing up so that the coating drops to the bottom…. Ket me know!Silvia

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