Rachel Roddy is the silver-tongued, award-winning Guardian columnist and food writer. Her previous cookbooks Five Quarters and Two Kitchens are prize winning celebrations of the food and flavours of Rome and Sicily.
This evening we will hear the story of pasta as Rachel cooks and chats about Italy’s favourite food. Join us to learn more about what goes with which shape which – from the familiar – pesto, ragu and carbonara – to the unfamiliar (but thrilling).
In this beautiful new book, The A-Z of Pasta, the recipes are combined with short essays that weave together the history, culture and the everyday life of pasta shapes from the tip to the toe of Italy. There is pasta made with water, and pasta with egg; shapes made by hand and those rolled a by machine; the long and the short; the rolled and the stretched; the twisted and the stuffed; the fresh and the dried. This is the definitive guide to pasta from one of the best food writers of our time.
‘I love this book. Every story is a little gem – a beautiful hymn to each curl, twist and ribbon of pasta’ Nigel Slater
Please note, this event is now taking place in Christ Church on Julian Road, less than a 10 minute walk from the bookshop.
Our October events are in association with The Great Bath Feast!