<i>'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.'</i> <i><b>Saturday Night Pasta</b></i> 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.
About the Author
For Elizabeth Hewson, food and cooking is a way to connect with the world. By day, she is Marketing and Brand Manager for one of Australia's leading restaurant groups - the Fink Group - working closely with celebrated chefs including Peter Gilmore and Lennox Hastie. By night, she documents her pasta-making to eager Insta-fans using the hashtag #saturdaynightpasta. Lizzie's love affair with all things pasta began in 2014, when she completed her Masters in Food Culture & Communication at the University of Gastronomic Science (also known as the birthplace of the slow food movement) in Piedmont, northern Italy. Lizzie self-published her first book, <i>Moving Out ... Eating In</i>, in 2013. She lives in Sydney with her husband, Tom, baby son, Louis, and Bernese Mountain Dog, Forest. @elizabethhewson