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About the book
  • Published: 6 July 2017
  • ISBN: 9781473524910
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288


A British take on Italian cooking by one of London’s brightest chefs. Trullo is about serious cooking, but with a simple, laid-back approach.

Selected as a Book of the Year 2017 in The Times, Observer and Guardian

'This is the book I've been waiting for'
- Nigel Slater

A British take on Italian cooking by one of London’s brightest chefs. Trullo is about serious cooking, but with a simple, laid-back approach. From creative antipasti and knockout feasts to the bold pasta dishes that inspired Trullo’s sister restaurant Padella, this is food that brings people together.

'Now you can make Siadatan’s very good food at home' Harriet Addison, The Times

  • Pub date: 6 July 2017
  • ISBN: 9781473524910
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the Author

Tim Siadatan

Since he graduated from the first intake at Jamie Oliver’s Fiteen, Tim Siadatan has become synonymous with bold Italian cooking. After a year and a half at the iconic St John restaurant he went on to work at Moro, before opening Trullo with his good friend and business partner Jordan Frieda in June 2010. It opened to a flurry of critical acclaim that propelled Trullo into the spotlight, and the restaurant has since established itself not only as a favourite neighbourhood restaurant in Islington, North London, but also as one of the best Italian restaurants in the UK. In 2016, the duo opened their second restaurant, Padella, a fresh pasta bar in Borough Market that immediately saw queues around the block and hoards of adoring fans. His restaurants have since garnered huge acclaim, and he has notched up two Bib Gourmand awards and further awards in The Times, Observer Food Monthly, Evening Standard and Time Out.

Praise for Trullo

“This is the book I've been waiting for. I love Trullo's understated style and the integrity and quiet confidence of the kitchen”

Nigel Slater

“There are so many great dishes packed into this beautiful book – truly delicious recipes full of heart, soul and joy. I'll be keeping this book beside by bed always!”

Jamie Oliver

“This book is going to rock the world of pasta!”

Fergus and Margot Henderson

“I've been waiting a long time for this book; a chef for writes like a poet, food filled with emotion and cooked from the heart. There are few people I would rather cook for me.”

Anna Jones

“A classic book that is also very much a part of its time, conveying so well the charm and energy that is Trullo”

Sam Clark

“For the restaurant: 'The dream restaurant. great food, expertly cooked - there's no secret to Trullo's success'”

Jay Rayner

“For the restaurant: 'Impeccable - I may not bother going anywhere else ever again'”

Giles Coren

“Siadatan’s recipes… are simple and fly in the face of stringent Italian culinary rules”

Francesca Angelini, Sunday Times

“Delighted that Siadatan has now distilled all his wisdom into a cookbook. This is a gentle, undaunting book of crowd-pleasing recipes”

A Little Bird

“The book is filled with insights, knowledge and recipes you’ll turn to time and time again”


“Trattoria-style cooking as its finest… Destined to be smeared in olive oil and floury handprints like all the best cookbooks”


“Having worked at Fifteen, St John, Moro and The River Café, Siadatan’s cooking lexicon is varied and impressive… and this is evident in almost every page”


“One of the eagerly awaited releases of the year”

Mark Taylor, Crumbs

“If this book helps you create anything half as delicious as the food served at his two restaurants, it’s a worthy investment”

Jamie Magazine

“Written by a young star of the London food scene, and inspired by his restaurants, Trullo in Islington and Padella in Borough Market, this is your go-to cookbook for Italian classics with a British accent… Siadatan traces his passion for Italian food to a Proustian encounter with succulent tomatoes on a family trip: “almost a spiritual moment”. His sublime dishes have the same effect”

Juanita Coulson, Lady

“They’re not difficult nor time-consuming, simply thoroughly delicious”

Food and Travel

“A book for everyone who loves great food, which is so beautifully written with clarity and care”

Woman & Home

“Trullo is about serious cooking, but with a simple, laid-back approach… This is food to bring people together”

RTE Guide

“Jam packed with delicious recipes for everyone including those on tighter budgets, health conscious plus for cooks who want to push the boundaries more complex recipes have also been added… I literally sat for a few hours going through recipes and making myself feel seriously hungry. I love how Tim explains different foods such as Bruschetta and even suggests ideas for different months. The ultimate book for those looking to start cooking (like myself) as there are so many un-daunting recipes to try however for those who think they’re already a culinary chef there are more than enough challenges to be had”

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