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Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street


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Felicita is a self-taught illustrator and painter. She graduated in Philosophy from the University of Western Australia. She has illustrated many picture books, as well as a huge amount of illustrated food for magazines and newspapers, and has also worked on papercut stop motion animations. As a child she was a super picky eater, but now loves to eat and cook many different foods from all around the world. Some of her favourite foods include Thai green curry, bitter broccoli from Naples and Nutella. She loves to travel and can speak four languages, but wishes she could speak Japanese. Felicita lives in Rome with her husband and their daughter Nina, whose favourite food is Green Rice.


'A stunningly illustrated recipe book for kids (or anyone, really). It tells the story of different residents of a house cooking foods from around the world. Simply sweet.'

-- Yotam Ottolenghi

'Beautifully depicting an apartment building with people cooking food from all over the world ... Really uplifting and charming.'

-- Nigella Lawson

'Part biography of an apartment block's inhabitants, part children's recipe book, each highly evocative illustration depicts a different resident or family in their kitchen preparing a dish ... the book is a wonderful celebration of multiculturalism and food bringing people together. It's also a unique way to encourage independent readers who are would-be cooks.'

-- Imogen Carter * The Guardian *

'The world's cuisines are brought together with some well-considered pencil strokes - a book for adults to drool over, as well as children.'

-- Amy Bryant * The Telegraph *

'This is such a lovely children's book ... with beautifully drawn recipes from green rice to salmorejo.'

-- Bee Wilson, author of The Way We Eat Now

'Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street works outside the kitchen, too. It is not only a recipe book, it is a heartwarming story about the global residents of number 10.'

-- Anna Shepard * Waitrose Weekend *

'Packed with simple recipes from around the world, this is the perfect gift for tiny budding cooks.'

-- Nina Pottell * Prima *

'There is much more to this book than recipes ... Across these few recipes are so many new flavours or tastes I'd given up trying on my daughter ... Felicita Sala, I salute you.'

-- Sophie Morris * i *

'Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street has been inspirational, allowing us to add several surprising new dishes to our weekly menu. The format offers an imaginative starting point for exploring a variety of ethnic cuisines.'

-- Sara Keating * The Irish Times *

'One book has caught my eye this year - Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street by Felicita Sala. Although directed at children, the recipes are perfect for any family cooking. The drawings are beautiful.'

-- Julie Scrumptious * Sunday Mail *

'This lovely recipe book celebrates community, culture and food from around the world.'

* The Week Junior *

'The book provides a fantastic tour of international cuisine and there is a lot to talk about in each apartment ... An enchanting book that can be used in different ways.'

* Early Years Educator *

'A warm, beautifully illustrated celebration of community and culture, including simple recipes from around the world.'

* The Bookseller *

'What a delectable treat of a picture book ... this would be a wonderful book to share with a class as part of a project on food, or diversity and culture. The recipes are irresistible and children would enjoy finding out about their provenance as well as making them.'

-- Rachel Elvidge * Just Imagine *

'One of the most beautiful books to land on our desks for a while.'

* City Kids *

'What a delightful and unique cookbook for kids! ... The illustrations are charming and colourful, and the recipes are delicious ... This easy cookbook comes highly recommended for foodies of all ages. The food will taste even better when shared with family and friends!'

-- Angela Crocombe * Readings *

'Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street is bound to be a favourite in every child's house, giving, as it does, ten recipes for delicious food to cook and share. It's a beautifully illustrated book and the pleasure starts immediately you open the cover ... The deep, soft colours, the wonderful faces and rooms, are so detailed and interesting, it's almost as if each picture is just waiting to be walked into ... A book to be kept.'

-- Gwen Grant * Armadillo *

'This delightfully illustrated children's cookbook offers a global menu of dishes to share with friends, family, and neighbours ... Combining simple, fresh flavours with recipes from around the world, this book will nourish and inspire budding cooks while whetting the appetites of their more experienced helpers.'

-- Susie Q * Susie's Reviews and Giveaways *

'Every page in this book has detailed illustrations with simple recipes that the children can follow. It would be such fun to help the young ones to cook this food that comes from different places around the world.' FOUR STARS * Good Reading *

'A visual feast to share and delight in.'

* The Green Parent *

'This eye-catching, mouth-watering cookbook beautifully evokes the joy of food and its power to unite.'

-- Frances Atkinson * Sydney Morning Herald *


* Child Magazine *

'Beautifully illustrated ... Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street is not just a cookbook, however, and tells a charming, simple picture story perfect for bedtime with little ones ... Ultimately, the book is about breaking bread with friends to build strong communities.'

-- Camille Smith * The Weekly Times *

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