Julia Busuttil Nishimura is a Melbourne-based cook and author. Her work celebrates simple ingredients, seasonal produce and the joys of coming together at the table. Julia's cooking is influenced by her Maltese heritage, the distinctive ebb and flow of Melbourne's seasons, and by her time spent living in Tuscany, where she learned the joys of the Italian kitchen. She is a regular contributor to publications such as Good Weekend, Good Food, The Design Files and ABC Everyday. Julia is the author of two bestselling cookbooks: Ostro and A Year of Simple Family Food. She lives with her husband, Nori, and two children.