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Karen Martini
Photo Credit: Marina Oliphant 2013

Karen Martini

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Karen Martini began her food career at the age of fifteen at Mietta's in Melbourne. She worked at various restaurants before taking the helm at the Melbourne Wine Room, which proved a resounding success for her. In 2002 she moved to Sydney to take up the position of Executive Chef at Icebergs Dining Room and Bar – a meeting of Melbourne style and Sydney glamour. On her return to Melbourne, Karen and her husband Michael Sapountsis opened mr wolf, a chic pizzeria in St Kilda. Karen was food editor of Sunday Life magazine for six years and is the current food editor of Epicure, the food lift-out from The Age. In addition, Karen is the resident chef on the television show Better Homes and Gardens and a regular judge on My Kitchen Rules. Karen Martini's previous cookbooks are Where the Heart is, Cooking at Home and Feasting.