Author(s): Theo Randall
Theo Randall loves Italian food. As head chef at the iconic River Cafe he won a michelin star for his Italian menus and his restaurant Theo Randall at the Intercontinental is consistently voted on of the best Italians in the UK. In his new book, Theo wants to show you how to make his favourite Italian dishes at home - the food he cooks and eats when he's not working at his restaurant. Theo focuses on what he loves best - a few top quality ingredients making perfectly balanced flavour combination - and offers over 100 recipes with simple methods that work in a home kitchen. For Theo, food is a pleasure to be shared with friends and family and cooking should be relaxing, enjoyable. With this in mind, Theo's recipes take from just 15 minutes to make from scratch so you can pick a dish depending on the time you have, then spend more time eating, enjoying and sharing the food you've prepared. Chapters are split by meal times with an emphasis on simplicity, with big and small sharing plates and lots of one-pots on offer. There are speedy starters, mains and puddings but Theo shows you how to make Italian staples from scratch too. So, when you do have time and want to make your own pastry or bake your own pizza, you have the best recipes to hand. Fresh and innovative, Theo's approach means you can relax at mealtimes while enjoying delicious food every day of the week.
Theo Randall shows how just a few simple ingredients can be turned into mouth-watering Italian feasts without fuss - in what ever time you have to spend in the kitchen.
Theo Randall, who served his apprenticeship with Max Magarian in London and Alice Waters in San Francisco, was head chef at the Michelin-starred River Cafe for ten years. He now runs his own restaurant, Theo Randall at the InterContinental Park Lane, in London, and has earned unparalleled rave reviews from critics and food-lovers. A natural teacher, his monthly classes at the restaurant are ever popular and he regularly appears on television shows like Saturday Kitchen and The Chef's Protege. Theo lives in London with his wife and two children.