It is a very unique, individual book in which Barbara Bonisolli not only opens her garden, where she grows her vegetables and fruit, tends her five bee colonies and is home to numerous chickens and runner ducks, she also grants a glimpse into her kitchen and takes the reader on a journey through the seasons. Moreover, they have succeeded in what they rarely do: transferring this authenticity of content into the concept, the visual language, and ultimately the overall impression of the book. A collection of experiences and good tips among friends, that’s how Bonisolli wants her book to be understood. She touches on many of the topics that are currently topical and in high demand, devotes herself intensively to vegetarian cuisine, autochthonous products and recipes, and gives many tips on how to build up your own garden in a sustainable way.
The recipes are mostly quick to cook, some dishes require a little more effort, for these there is then a special category, titled as recipes with a little more love. It is a great pleasure to look over Barbara’s shoulder. She also devotes a lot of time to my beloved pasta dishes in the spring and summer section. Of course, Barbara also makes her own pasta dough, but that should be a matter of honor. The effort is absolutely worth it for many dishes. She uses a Kitchen Aid with appropriate attachment for this and whips up delicious tagliatelle and linguine with young artichokes and chard quiche. Apple and celery salad with hazelnut brittle and quince lemonade awaken the desire for autumn. Chicken soup and savoy cabbage stew warm in winter.
Barbara Bonisolli: Barbara cooks
100 recipes from my garden
Published 18 February 2014
Price: € 36