HOME KITCHEN GARDEN. Orto in città: botanica, cucina, lifestyle
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Home Kitchen Garden: botany, cuisine, lifestyle
Home Kitchen Garden is an open dialogue between cuisine and a possible urban vegetable garden,where lifestyle and taste intermingle. Starting from the beauty of an edible flower of some specific horticultural, spontaneous and floral varieties which can be grown in small urban spaces — on the windowsill, on the balconies and terraces or in a small garden – Sandra Longinotti offers a wider overview on each flower.Growing techniques, recipes, small living ideas,curiosities and practical information follow the initialpresentation of lavender, rose, artichoke, onion,borage, spilanthes oleracea, rosemary, nasturtium, amaranth, violet, chrysanthemum, begliuomini,bbegonia and wild fennel… The book brings double message: a cooked onion gives a special taste to a recipe, but if planted in a pot it will give a wonderful flower. Lavender is wonderful on a balcony but its flowers can also be used to scent sugar for a special dessert…
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Sandra Longinotti, freelance journalist and food stylist, has been writing about food&wine since 1992, after having worked for years in fashion as press officer for Romeo Gigli and Gianfranco Ferré. She has published thousands of recipes and articles in Italian and international magazines. She has attended three courses for the preparation for the profession of AIS and courses in the most popular cooking schools, such as the Ecole de Gastronomie Française Ritz Escoffier in Paris.