Synopses & Reviews
From the author of the international bestseller In and Out of the Garden and the wondrous sketchbook Sara Midda's South of France comes a long-awaited treasure of a book. Drawn from the artist's wealth of impressions and memories, it is a book for lovers of food and art and fine gift books--a book for anyone who, upon arriving in a new town, seeks first the local market, or who believes the best thing to do on a given night is to share a table with friends.
Sara Midda is a watercolorist whose delicate and beautiful paintings shine like jewels, evoking the sweet purple taste of a summer raspberry or the silvery greens and gnarled burnt umber of an olive grove. And she is also a collagist, weaving together photographs, line drawings, her personal swatches--all the hues of a spice cabinet, or the sensations of a picnic, the colors of the breeze, sunshine, laughter, the cooling grass. And a poet, in love with words that sing, like podding and wicker, nettle and snug.
By turns reverent and playful, A Bowl of Olives is a work of pure enchantment, celebrating food--of the seasons, of family, of travel and memory. It is as richly layered as a favorite meal.
The book is cloth-bound, jacketed, and printed on uncoated stock to convey the feeling of an artist's sketchbook.
About the Author
Sara Midda is an artist and author. Her previous books include the international best sellers In and Out of the Garden and Sara Midda's South of France. She has exhibited her work in London galleries, and her designs are used in a full line of lifestyle products in Japan. She lives outside London and in the South of France.