The first cookbook from the man who was head chef at the River Cafe for 10 years
This friendly, accessible and stylish cookbook from a master chef will prove indispensable for all who love unfussy yet utterly delicious food. Simplicity is the keynote in this handsome recipe book, imbued with the flavours of the Italian countryside. For too long the ingredient in the store cupboard brought out for last minute dinner emergencies, pasta - inexpensive, ever versatile and often underestimated - lends itself to hundreds of fresh and different creations, especially when handled by the truly talented Theo Randall. He believes that the best pastas are the simplest: a plate of tagliatelle with butter and Parmesan can be just as magnificent as a ravioli stuffed with sweet potato and fennel.
In Pasta Theo Randall brings us a mouthwatering collection of 110 recipes, all within the reach of the keen cook. Using a mix of fresh and dried pasta and the freshest ingredients according to the season, Theo presents a wide variety of dishes, many achievable in minutes. From Taglierini with Peas, Prosciutto and Parmesan to Linguine with Pesto, Potato and Green Beans, to Pansotti with Sheep's Ricotta and Walnut Pesto, and Cappaletti with Slow Cooked Veal and Pancetta there is a dish to please everyone. Pasta is destined to become a kitchen classic.
“This is one of my favourite books of the year, and a must-have for any pasta lover. Theo's cooking is sublime”
“Theo's food is a manifestation of his character. Practical, gutsy, intelligent, original and utterly charming. It's also very tasty...”
“Some of the finest pasta I have had outside of Italy”
“This book is the best way to learn, from scratch, the intricacies and subtleties of a simple plate of pasta”
“There is scarcely a recipe you don't want to try”
You Magazine, Mail on Sunday
“We love Theo Randall's food because it's real - not primped, fussed, gussied-up, invented-for-restaurants-only nosh”
“this restaurant served me the best meal I have eaten all year”
Jay Rayner, The Observer
“You'll struggle to find a pasta cookbook as accessible and packed full of flavour as this one”
Caterer and Hotelkeeper
“Simplicity is the keynote in this handsome recipe book”
“Clearly written, concise and contagious in its passion”