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1 x copy of Vince's Book


The book starts with Vince’s early life in Calabria, Italy – his mother country. Then his journey to Australia – his father country when he was five years old.

Vince shares his life story of his struggle through childhood into his teen years and his apprenticeship as a butcher. When he finds the love of his life Anne and how they together started their journey creating a beautiful family and Vince’s dream Mondo Di Carne their butcher shop in 1979.

The book will include sixty recipes, one for each year on this his sixtieth anniversary of his arrival in Western Australia in 1956, along with family photos.


Being Born a Calabrian and a Garreffa, I have won the lottery of life!

I attribute my success to you: “The Flesh in My Life”. The extraordinary family and friends that I have made through my life’s journey. You are the cord that binds us together.

You are my inspiration.

I was born in Calabria, Italy (my mother country). At the young age of five I was uprooted and moved to the other side of the world, to Australia (my father Country), and firmly planted there.

As poor emigrants my family came to Australia with meagre possessions. Mostly we brought what we value most: Love of family, culture, traditions and recipes from home. We grew vegetables and raised poultry and rabbits to feed ourselves. We all worked from an early age and through tenacity and inventiveness, we pooled the money we earned to overcome poverty and succeed.

Knowing how hard life can be is the reason I raise funds, through Mondo Butchers and as one of the directors of Mondo Community Warriors, for Lifeline and other smaller local charities, under the patronage of Graham Maybury.

I share these memoirs of my life as well as the old and new recipes I have collected or created during my life’s journey. They come from the heart, always passionate, always generous and always authentic.

“Don’t worry if your glass is half full or half empty, be glad that you have a glass”.

Vince Garreffa

Cooking Instructions

In your favouriate dining chair with a plate of pasta or your favourite arm chair with a coffee or on the veranda with a glass of red.