One of the brightest talents to have emerged on the UK food scene in the past few years, Angela Hartnett has been described by Gordon Ramsay as 'the new Elizabeth David'. As one of the few female British chefs to hold a Michelin star, her innovative cooking has been commended by reviewers and fellow chefs alike. But Angela's real inspiration comes from the food she grew up with - the classic dishes that she learned at her Italian grandmother's side. This is a unique collection of the family recipes that Angela has nurtured and developed over the years, and a celebration of the fantastic tastes, aromas and textures of Italian cooking that she loved from childhood. The freshness and richness of Italy's food shine through in Angela's recipes - in traditional rustic dishes like rabbit pappardelle, aubergine parmigiana and wild mushroom risotto. Alongside such classic Italian peasant fayre are refined dishes including spaghetti with lobster, Mackerel tart with olive tapenade and pigeon stuffed with pancetta and dates, and delectable desserts such as Figs in red wine.
But, as always for Angela, home is where the heart is, evidenced in the likes of Auntie Rosina's walnut cake and her mother's lemon meringue tart. With stunning food photography by Jonathan Lovekin, a foreword from Gordon Ramsay, and 140 evocative and accessible recipes, "Angela Hartnett's Cucina" brings the warmth of the Italian family kitchen to your home.
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(254mm x 197mm x 28mm)
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Author Biography - Angela Hartnett
Angela Hartnett became chef-patron at London's Connaught Hotel in October 2002 after training at Gordon Ramsay's restaurants Fleur, Petrus and Amaryllis, followed by a stint at Verre in Dubai. She appeared alongside Gordon on ITV's Hell's Kitchen in 2004. Angela has rapidly established herself as one of the most high-profile women in international catering. Her individual style of cooking is achieved 'through combining great Mediterranean cuisine with a modern European influence'. Angela's restaurant MENU at the Connaught was awarded a Michelin star in 2004. She opened her first US restaurant in Miami in 2007 and filmed her first television series for the BBC in the same year.