Saturday Night Pasta - Elizabeth Hewson
'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.' - Elizabeth Hewson
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.
'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