This is not a dramatic tale of overcoming incredible adversity. No loves have been lost, no hearts broken. This is a rather ordinary tale of finding myself and forming a ritual of self-care that I like to call Saturday Night Pasta.' Saturday Night Pasta is therapy for the modern-day food lover, teaching self-care through the humble act of making pasta. Like the practice of meditation, making pasta by hand is a way of achieving self-discovery and mindfulness ... with delicious results. Including stories, mantras, step-by-step guides to making different pasta shapes and basic doughs, trouble-shooting tips and 40 utterly mouthwatering recipes (with dried pasta substitutes for the time poor), this is a cookbook to inspire and empower.
Pasta recipes include: Burnt butter with tomato and hazelnuts; Basil pesto and ricotta ravioli with lemon butter; Zucchini, fried capers and mint; Pumpkin and cavolo nero lasagne; Buffalo mozzarella cream with slow-roasted cherry tomatoes; Mixed mushrooms with optional bacon crumb; Smoked trout with lemon cream and pink peppercorns; Chicken and clove ragù with lemon breadcrumbs; Bitter greens with chilli and pork crackling; Classic meatballs; Bloody Mary lamb with kale; and many more.
Praise for Saturday Night Pasta 'As if we didn't love pasta enough, 2020 became the year our emotional obsession with it was signed, sealed and validated. Ever on the pulse of the zeitgeist, Elizabeth Hewson's Saturday Night Pasta homes in on more than a love of our favourite carb: substantial foods that take time to perfect are nourishment for the soul in times of uncertainty, giving us far more than just a full and happy stomach.' Melissa Leong 'Impressive, inspiring and charming - and you end up with Saturday night dinner. This book is so right for our times.' Jill Dupleix 'Lizzie is the real deal, a passionate cook who has found a tonic to help deal with our stressful modern world' Peter Gilmore 'A beautifully crafted book, full of wit and wisdom, stories, and practical tips. Saturday Night Pasta demonstrates the restorative power of good food and inspires a new love for making pasta.' Lennox Hastie