The quality of our ingredients – which are always organic, biodynamic or sourced from synergistic vegetable gardens – is fundamental, not only for achieving superb flavours, but also to protect the plant and our interior landscape. Quality cuisine is achieved through the rigorous choice of raw materials and mindful use of them. Food is good when its raw materials are sourced from fair trade, which is produced by fully respecting the environment and also those who produce the raw materials.
Our ingredients – which are always seasonal – come from farmer friends, with whom we talk and, together we decide what should be grown, but also how to highlight heirloom vegetables. The real change consists in choosing to cultivate in a mindful way, respecting, understanding and not dominating nature. Being a farmer does not only mean following a particular farming method, be it organic or biodynamic; it is a deeper concept based on a genuine relationship with products and their life cycles, a relationship not made of words, but rather of observation and respect.
Our nearby nature-friendly suppliers, who respect life and our health are:
Chiara Onida del Boscasso, Federica Baj and her family for asparagus and good potatoes; Azienda Agricola Corbari (farm) for fruit and vegetables; Luca Sala of Cascina Selva for milk, cream and vegetable rennet cheese; Gabriele Corti for the good rice of Cascina Caremma; CarnaroliNat (rice) of Azienda Tronchin (farm); beetroot grown by our friend Gianluca Ferrari, from the Slow Food presidia, delivered to us by the Micibo guys, Giovanni of Orto Sano; Altalanga for the biodynamic hazelnuts from the Somea meadows and woods, which from spring to autumn feed us with the excellent fruit that is the essence of Joia’s cuisine; from the Ticino pastures we buy cheese with exceptional flavours. Many other producers also provide us with excellent products.
Natura Sì supplies us with any other ingredient we need. We have been their faithful customers for thirty years and we greatly appreciate their work in the field of sustainable agriculture.