Saturday Night Pasta by 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.'
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.
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 Fink, one of Australia's leading restaurant groups, 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. Elizabeth published her first book, Moving Out ... Eating In, in 2013. She lives in Sydney with her husband, Tom, baby son, Louis, and Bernese Mountain Dog, Forest.