Barry McDonald

Barry McDonald is the man behind the Fratelli Fresh household name. It's the magic of Fratelli Fresh, the freshness, the seasonality, the sense that you are in the moment and of the place. Casual, cheerful, generous, hospitable, a little bit cheeky and perhaps a little nostalgic for the good old traditions of Italian food/culture.

From waiter to green-grocer to wholesaler to Sydney restaurateur, Barry McDonald has always brought something fresh to the hospitality industry. Now his buzzy, lively Fratelli Fresh food stores and Cafe Sopra restaurants are on every food-lover's go-to list, dishing up market-fresh, seasonal produce in as simple and natural a form as possible. 'Fresh is best,' he says. 'In season is best. Italian is best.'

Books by Barry McDonald

Alla Fratelli

Published: October 2015

Inspired by the seasonal produce, fresh attitude and Italian spirit of Fratelli Fresh, Alla Fratelli takes all that is great about Italian food and serves it up with a cheeky Sydney twist. 'This is how everyone should cook at home,' says Barry McDonald. 'When you're not eating at one of our restaurants, that is.'

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