At last an Italian cookbook that has the heartbeat of Italy - Georgio Locatelli, like a surgeon, travels deep into the essential core of Italian food and cooking - revealing more and more its love of spareness, simplicity and the importance of perfect ingredients. I think this is a book that can be used by both chefs and cooks, and is especially for those of us who will travel miles to get the right kind of mozarella.
Food writer and author
Though I generally steer clear of chef cookbooks, this one is a joy from start to finish, from the beautiful essays on ingredients to the recipes themselves. Rarely short, but always worth the extra effort.
Cooking teacher, food consultant and writer
In contrast, slightly 'cheffy' recipes with multiple steps, but worth it for the extremely delicious food they produce. Have used many times with great success.
Giorgio Locatelli a tome of a book to delve into and get lost for a while - with obvious input from Dan Lepard - another great writer and baker.
A stunning must-have book on the beauty and simplicity of true Italian food.
Critic and Author
Director (Alice) and Founder (Catherine) of Baby's Taste Journey
Chef, restaurateur and food writer
Founder of Crumbs & Doilies and star of the YouTube channel, Cupcake Jemma
Founder & managing director Mr Wilson restaurant concepts
Co-founder of Hawksmoor