A Year in Fleurville by Felicita Sala
The previous children’s cookbook by author and illustrator Felicita Sala, Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street, is extremely popular in my household, inspiring many of our favourite recipes, so I was excited to devour Sala’s follow-up, A Year in Fleurville.
This time the focus is on gardening and seasonality of produce. We begin in spring, with recipes for peas, asparagus and basil, move through to summer with cherries and cucumbers, and travel on through the rest of the year until we arrive back at spring again. As with Sala’s previous book, the recipes are detailed in a very simple – but stunning – visual style. My family has already made the Blood Orange and Olive Oil cake (utterly delicious) and the Cod Croquettes (very more-ish). At the back of the book is a brief description of gardening activities and tools, as well as a handy visual seasonal guide of fruit and vegetables.
This is a superb cookbook for kids (and adults) that will have everyone happily eating and cooking, while learning more about seasonal produce, and perhaps even getting in the garden to grow some food. Utterly delectable for budding and seasoned chefs ages 8+.