Book review: Recipes From Our Organic Garden by Antonia De Luca
Posted: 29 September 2017
Leafy Greens Café – Recipes From Our Organic Garden by Antonia De Luca (God-Idea Productions, R350).Brought up on Rocky Ridge organic farm in Muldersdrift, Gauteng, in a vegetarian home where meals were made from the seasonal produce growing outside, Antonia De Luca has always had a love of good, wholesome food. She spent her younger years helping out in the family restaurant, Casalinga Ristorante Italiano, where her passion for feeding people surfaced, so it was only natural for her to train as a raw-food chef and later open a vegan-friendly restaurant just down the road from the Italian eatery. Based on a holistic philosophy that supports knowing where your food comes from, Leafy Greens Café serves delicious farm-to-table dishes made from organic fruit and vegetables harvested at Rocky Ridge. The positive response that Leafy Greens Café received was overwhelming, and Antonia soon decided to translate what she does at the cafe into a healthy, plant-based cookbook. ‘From the first day that Leafy Greens opened its doors, my customers have been asking for a recipe book. And now it’s in your hands – your own taste of Leafy Greens,’ she writes in the introduction of Leafy Greens Café – Recipes From Our Organic Garden. And a taste is all that’s needed to open your eyes to the wonderful possibilities and benefits of consuming natural living foods. leafygreens.co.za or follow them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.