Italian food at its finest from the co-head chef of the world-renowned River Cafe.
'This is a cookbook everyone should have in their kitchen. I will certainly have it in mine.' - Ruth Rogers
From Joseph Trivelli, co-head chef of the world-renowned River Café, comes the ultimate classic guide to laid-back, comforting Italian food.
Trivelli first learned to cook watching his Italian grandmother transform a few simple ingredients into something mouth-watering within their family kitchen. In this, his first book, he brings up-to-date all the traditional Italian food he grew up with alongside his own inventive creations.
Featuring over 150 original recipes that cater for quick dinners right up to family feasts, Joe's focus is on fewer ingredients, exquisitely prepared. With chapters on pasta, fish, meat, vegetables and baked dishes, these are recipes sympathetic to the home cook - easy to throw together but look and taste incredible every time.
Beautifully designed with evocative photography throughout, this is the Italian cookbook every modern kitchen needs.
'This is a book I shall be referring to very often. All the recipes are the real classic ones and yet they all have a touch of originality which gives them a new and welcome dimension. Bravo Joe.' - Anna del Conte
'I still haven't met a chef who has such a genuine love of food and its role in bringing people together.' - Stephen Harris, The Sportsman
'A truly personal collection of inspired recipes: all at once clever, quirky, thoughtful and witty. A joy.' - Simon Hopkinson
'Already one of my favourite cookery writers, this is next-level Joe Trivelli. Seasoned with good writing, saturated in great recipes, there is so much to love about this book. Like its writer, The Modern Italian Cook is a quiet triumph. I love it.' - Allan Jenkins
'Wonderful.' - Giorgio Locatelli
'Excellent . . . the writing is simple, clean, humble and evocative; the recipes are special and all seem so delicious.' - Itamar Srulovich, Honey & Co
Joseph Trivelli has been the head chef at the River Cafe in Hammersmith for the last 15 years. He regularly writes for The Guardian and The Observer.