Natureat is a project launched in 2013 by veggie food passionate Patrizia.
Patrizia is an Italian veggie-food passionate of natural and homemade food, researcher and hunter of spices and new flavors, an artist and belly dancer. She grew up in a small town called ‘Altamura’ in the Puglia region, characterised by its warmth, colour richness and genuine flavors.
This land has been a great source of inspiration in her life, a place with a valuable culinary tradition. She has beautiful memories from her childhood: the aroma of homemade sweets; the smell of fresh spices that perfumed the house; the flavor of jams made with wild fruits and the voice of her mum asking her help for the making of preserves for winter time. She was raised amongst the most precious raw materials: grains, vegetables, legumes and olive oils.
Her grandmother great cook, was her first teacher from who she learned the basics of the Italian gastronomy, collecting raw ingredients from the countryside and then transforming them in the kitchen. For her the kitchen has represented a magical place inside the house, it becomes a small lab where you can experiment with different recipes, ingredients, spices and flavours of the season.
Patrizia has a wide experience in vegetarian cooking with awareness in sustainability and wellbeing. For many years, she has worked in well known educational farms in the south of Italy, addressed to kids and young people. This is a project, which aims to make people more conscious about agricultural traditions, understand the provenance of raw ingredients and educate about a healthy diet.
She has worked also in restaurants and ‘trattorie’ where she has consolidated her cooking skills.
In 2012, Patrizia moves to London to get a broader experience: selling her Italian delicacies and recipes in a markets, where people started toknow her for her unique fusion of ‘Italian veggie’. Dance has always been part of the life of Patrizia, specially belly dance, which the movements have a strong connection with the earth and our roots, balancing our energy.
The love for honest food and a healthy lifestyle has always been part of her philosophy.