Recipes From A Year in Fleurville

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Following the success of her recipe picture book, Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street, Felicita Sala is back with A Year in Fleurville

Felicita Sala’s Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street was a storming success. Praised by Yotam Ottolenghi and Nigela Lawson, and loved by parents it was a beautiful story book with tasty recipes for children. Now, A Year in Fleurville takes that concept and runs with more recipes from the people living there who grow produce on their balconies, rooftops and in gardens. Again, watching out for seasonality, the recipes focus on healthy, homegrown produce which produce delicious meals suitable for 5-10 year olds.

Taking readers from April’s asparagus quiche, through July’s tzatziki and September’s pear and ricotta pancakes, Sala weaves a story of Fleurville’s community enjoying the fruits of their labours together. In each garden, someone is tending to their produce. Maria is picking asparagus, Ramon’s mum is watering the cucumbers, and a gaggle of
kids are eating cherries fresh from the tree and even wearing some as earrings!

A Year in Fleurville is a cookbook, a mini guide to gardening, and a picture book rolled into one.

We have November’s Roasted Beet Dip to share with you:

Felicita Sala is a self-taught illustrator and painter. She graduated in philosophy from the University of Western Australia. She has illustrated many picture books, contributed her art to magazines and newspapers, and has also worked on papercut stop-motion animations. One of her books was included in The New York Times’ Best Illustrated Picture Books of 2018, and in 2020 she won the Premio Andersen award in Italy for best illustrator. Felicita lives in Rome with her husband, Gianluca, and their daughter, Nina.

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