"Behind his universally loved charisma, Scott Conant is one of the best cooks I know. His gutsy, Italian-inspired recipes on these pages will make any home cook's mouth water. Even his pasta pomodoro with just a handful of ingredients will transform your family's dinner table." --Bobby Flay
"I love everything Scott does and stands for. This book is just a testament to how culturally rich and significant food can also be accessible. Italian is actually one of my favorite cuisines, and I can't wait to dive into these recipes and start making them staples in my own house. Congratulations, Chef, on making another fantastic representation of the heritage and dishes you grew up with. I resonate so deeply with the sentiment."--Aarón Sánchez
From award-winning chef and Food Network personality Scott Conant, a cookbook of restaurant-quality Italian meals that you can make easily in your home kitchen. Thirty-five years into an illustrious career of restaurant openings across the country, widespread acclaim, and frequent appearances on the Food Network’s Chopped and many other shows, Scott Conant has returned home to create his most personal cookbook yet. Meals cooked from simple, fresh ingredients were staples of Conant’s childhood in a New England family with roots in Southern Italy. From his grandparents’ garden to the dinner table, he learned early on to appreciate the nuances of different flavors and ingredients, and the strong connection between food and family. Focusing on these foods Conant grew up with and the ones he makes for his loved ones today, Peace, Love, and Pasta compiles simple, fresh, and flavorful Italian recipes for the home cook to bring to their own family’s table. These recipes are built on the art of cooking for love, fascination with flavors and ingredients, and the simple pleasures of taste and conviviality.