An exquisitely designed volume of invative restaurant dishes and old family favourites from Giorgio Locatelli, Britain's best-loved Italian chef and restaurateur. Opening with an extensive guide to preparing antipasti and culminating in a mouth-watering selection of desserts - via soups, risotto, pasta, fish and meat dishes - Giorgio Locatelli's masterpiece is the must-have contemporary Italian food bible, seamlessly combining the historical insight of a food writer with the hands-on expertise of a top chef. Peppered with evocative anecdotes and outspoken observations on the state of modern food, Giorgio Locatelli's definitive and universally celebrated compendium is a delight to read and cook from.
Michelin-starred Giorgio Locatelli is one of Britain's best known Italian chefs. Giorgio began his career at his family's restaurant in Italy before coming to London. He was head chef at Zafferano in London from its opening to a storm of praise and press coverage in 1994, before moving in 2002 to open Locanda Locatelli, where he remains chef-patron.
Shortlisted for Guild of Food Writers Awards: Food Book of the Year 2007.