Antonio Carluccio’s Simple Cooking is a coming together of all the ‘secrets’ that Antonio has learned over his many years of cooking. Packed with easy, reliable and delicious dishes, it is the perfect cookbook for the novice and enthusiast alike. All the mouthwatering recipes featured are very easy to cook, perfect for those with little experience or who are short of time. Throughout, Antonio has also included clever suggestions for how to ‘upgrade’ the basic recipe by adding a ‘luxury’ ingredient or an extra component – an anchovy or two, perhaps, some chilli and capers, or an accompanying sauce. There are also ingenious recipes for using up leftovers, with Antonio always remaining budget-conscious.
And, of course, all the dishes are completely delicious, for they are Antonio’s favourites, employing the basic tenets of the finest Italian cooking: top-quality ingredients prepared simply and served without fuss. The recipes are illustrated with fabulous photography from Alistair Hendy, including several step-by-step sequences. Antonio Carluccio’s Simple Cooking is a distillation of a lifetime of passion, full of Antonio’s firm belief that cooking, whether for oneself or for family and friends, is one of the most loving of human skills.