Lucky us! mondo mama’s eats is back in Feb :0) Bree Mooney, is the clever lady behind the ridiculously delicious mondo mama, providing original, wholesome and beautiful food to February market goers. Think generous portions, your very favourite foods, but with a refreshing quirk, and amazing fresh and local produce.
Check out her mouth watering menu below…
• bomboloni (italian citrus doughnuts)
• sweet ricotta, cinnamon & rose water pastries
• shortcrust free range bacon & egg tart
• shortcrust fetta, hard cheese & onion tart
• fattoush (home-made sourdough, tomato, cucumber & mint salad)
• pearl barley & roasted vegetable salad
• chick pea, roasted cauliflower & zucchini salad
• 70% cocoa chocolate & salted caramel tart
• cherry plum brown sugar cake
…and add to that, old fashioned, homemade lemonade…yummo.
When + why did your business begin?
‘Mondo Mama’ was born in 2008 out of a desire to marry together my love of good food, a career spanning 15 years in the hospitality/food industry, with my new role as Mum. As mother of two gorgeous boys I juggle my love for all things food with family life. A ‘Mondo Mama’ market stall seemed like the perfect option.
What’s most important to you about the dishes you create ?
Quality, flavour, enjoyment! Food starts with quality ingredients, quality means flavour and food is not just for sustenance but for enjoyment also.
What’s your favourite thing about what you do?
I love to share my ‘food love’. I’m a woman who is thinking about dinner at breakfast and more often than not will curl up in bed with a cookbook instead of a novel. Hearing positive feedback on the food I like to prepare is a fabulous feeling.
Favourite produce to work with?
Definitely home grown. It is inspiring to think about what is in season and therefore at optimum quality & flavour. Having a 5 month old isn’t necessarily conducive to an overly productive garden at the moment however, one constant and productive favourite is our free-range eggs. Our lovely chooks, (Dizzy Dora, Ginger & Princess Kiev), provide all eggs for us at home & for the Market goods. The eggs are divine and the yolks the brightest you’ve ever seen. I ‘m loving our abundant Moroccan mint & self seeded cherry plum trees.
What can customers coming to the market expect to see at your stall?
I’ll be doing a mix of sweet & savoury brunch & lunch fare. I’m excited by fresh and zingy ‘deep’ flavours at the moment such as mint from the garden & preserved lemons that have been macerating for months. I’m really into the marriage of salty, savoury, sweet as well as texture – crunchy, nutty, creamy. The weather has just been superb of late, so expect yummy Summer salads, tasty tarts and slightly wicked treats! All great for a munch whilst shopping at the market or taking over the road to enjoy picnic style in St. David’s Park.
Favourite treat you make?
Bomboloni (Italian citrus doughnut). Made from a yeasted dough, proved over-night, cooked quickly in clean hot oil and dredged in sugar. Perfect with coffee or hot chocolate. Yum!