Growing up in a family with passion for food and by the Frank Sinatra’s all-time favourite restaurant in London – SANTINI, it is to no surprise that Laura launched her flavours collection in 2009. Her dedication to the deliciousness of the culinary has been covered by a myriad of magazines and media. Visit her web-site for her blog, recipes and on-line store at www.laurasanttini.com
“It is so hard to define yourself to others and often even harder to yourself. I remember once being handed a business card by a man in Moscow, it simply had his name printed on the front with the word ‘EXPERT’; so simple and yet so effective. –
If I were able to be so frank I would print the words Cognitive Cook, because my work is all about exploring the inextricable link between flavours and feelings. For me it is about learning to taste what you feel and feel what you taste, it is a desire to understand and recognize the ingredients that affect the flavour of your life both in and out of the kitchen. They say that “to know” what we taste, is an illustration of our ability to process flavours, Cognitive Cookery is about consciously or unconsciously applying that knowledge to ultimately tweak or change the recipes of our lives. Life should taste mostly delicious and sweet. The sour, the salty and the bitter, are best reserved for the kitchen.
We are all on a journey and consequently my work is forever changing. My challenge is to truly taste each single flavour I encounter at life’s feast, and blend the essence of my gradual transformation into my books, products, recipes and writing for an outcome that hopefully communicates a single notion, more golden than the sum of its parts. Grab life and lick it, the magic is on the tip of your tongue!”