Creative author and food writer, Donna Brown embarked on a partnership with Sub-Zero & Wolf when she started the development of her innovative book Food & Flowers, recently published by Mondadori Electa. Donna is now one of Sub-Zero & Wolf’s ambassadors sharing her passion for the high-performance appliance brand along with the world’s leading, high profile chefs. Donna uses the cooking and cooling appliances at home in Italy, on her idyllic Tuscan farm and is also a regular at Sub-Zero & Wolf’s Milan showroom, performing inspiring cooking demonstrations for special events at the state of the art venue.
Donna’s latest book, Food & Flowers combines the art of cooking and floristry to create a spontaneous mix of fresh, easy decorations and recipes. Inspired by nature and her surroundings, Donna takes everyday ingredients and transforms them into design objects and mouth-watering recipes and invites us to do the same. Showing us the beauty of humble ingredients or flowers, she encourages us to look at things differently, to enjoy life, have fun and, above all, to share this with our friends and family. Donna reveals a couple of her secret tips;
“My vast Sub-Zero refrigerator is perfect for preserving fresh flowers before they are ready to be used either for an event or if we’re having a special occasion at home when I want the decorations to look their best. I’m also a big fan of making preserves from fresh fruit for a recipe which is full of flavour and can be kept for several weeks in the refrigerator for an instant glamorous addition to deserts or as a delicious breakfast accompaniment.”
Donna Brown is Canadian by birth but Italian by adoption. She has applied her skills in several artistic spheres over the years, from music, fashion and interiors to food, garden and event design. She contributes regularly to specialist publications and has written and hosted several television programmes.