Pip Podcast # 31: Mara Ripani

Welcome to Pip Podcast #31. Today we journey to the central Victorian countryside to visit Mara Ripani.

Mara is a photographer, cook, grower and Pip writer who is living the homesteader dream. In this podcast, she chats to Pip Editor Robyn Rosenfeldt about the simple rituals of her daily life. She also shares her journey to the country. The perfect listen for those of us who dream of a home on the range!

Culture and family

Mara shares her family’s Italian cultural history, including the importance of food and home. She discusses the importance of being a part of a self-sufficient community and how her childhood instilled the importance of community in her.

However, Mara also shares some of the difficult aspects of the migrant experience in Australia too.

Hard work

As always, Mara’s story is a celebration of life, food and love! But she also shares the hard work involved in making her dream a reality. And explains how city-dwellers can live a full, self-sufficient life in the suburbs.

You can read more about Mara’s move to the country here. Read her guide to handmade pasta in Issue #16 of Pip or grab the latest issue of the mag to read more about Mara and her farm.

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