Passata Day

                                                                                                      Photo by Kate Berry

We’ve just celebrated the most incredible Passata Day ever!

For our friends Kate Berry and Rohan Anderson,  the traditional Italian tomato celebration is one of the most sacred days in their annual calendar.

It is a special day where they crush, bottle and preserve their entire year’s supply of tomatoes and bring together their family and friends to share food, stories and the workload.

“We bring the ones we love together and to share our home, ourselves and our hearts with them. To let them know how much we love them and to put them to work,” Kate says.

It’s all about the tomatoes for Rohan. All 200kgs of them!

“This is my Melbourne Cup, Grand Final, Bathurst and Christmas all rolled into one.”

But for Kate, it’s also a day for fun. Which means bunting, bell tents (from our friends at Happy Glamper) and pizza!

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The combination of fresh air, passata and seasonal ingredients made for the best pizzas ever – with wild rabbit, duck, garden pesto, homemade chorizo and roasted vegetables!

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But it was the pure happiness and feeling of community that made the day.

Friends, old and new. Boiling and crushing tomatoes together. Looking out for each other’s kids. Sharing a laugh over a beer and pizza. Inspiring one another. And supporting each other’s dreams.

We can’t wait to go back again next year.

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. rdh4476 says:

    Looks like an amazing day !!!!!!!!!

    1. It was great. We’re still eating passata 🙂

  2. Sounds like an amazing experience and that pizza looks delicious! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. It was a really wonderful day. And the pizzas with homemade passata were just incredible!

  3. mithriluna says:

    Such an enjoyable read! And the images are gorgeous!

  4. rosemaryhr says:

    What a wonderful tradition to be part of and to take the memories of such a beautiful day into the future.

    1. Thank you. Yes, we felt really blessed to be invited to be part of it and will definitely make it a yearly tradition from now on.

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