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For the Love of Food: Recipes for life’s delicious moments

By Paul Ainsworth

Paul Ainsworth has spent a lifetime working in Michelin-starred kitchens – from Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London to his own restaurant No6 in Cornwall. Working with quality produce and alongside the UK’s best chefs, he’s learnt that seriously good food and comforting classics are key to a truly flavourful life.

with a foreword from GORDON RAMSAY

‘A fabulous debut book that makes you hungry’ – ANGELA HARTNETT OBE

‘Dish after dish that you want to cook again and again. A must-have book for every home cook’ – TOM KERRIDGE

‘Beautiful joyful and completely stunningly delicious.’ – ANDI OLIVER

‘A truly magnificent book by a masterful cook.’ – PAYMOND BLANC

Paul makes it simple, really – you can’t go wrong when you’ve got a solid recipe, beautiful ingredients, and are cooking with love.

In For the Love of Food, Paul invites you into a world of warm, welcoming, and joyfully crafted dishes that redefine everyday enjoyment. It is a treasure trove for those seeking an elevated dining experience at home. Timeless table favourites are packed with gourmet flavour; effortlessly bridging the gap between traditional home cooking and restaurant quality-food.

This refreshing cookbook serves up beloved Italian dishes like those at Caffè Rojano (BBQ Mackerel Bruchetta with Pesto Mayonnaise), savour herby pastas influenced by Paul’s time at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay (Brown Butter Pumpkin Tortelli with Parmesan, Sage and Biscottii), relish unbeatable seafood dishes inspired by Paul Ainsworth at No6 (Whole Baked Lemon Sole with Camel Valley Sauce) and cosy up to comforting classics reminiscent of fireside moments at The Mariners (Toad-in-the-hole Ainsworth-style).

Achievable for both seasoned chefs and aspiring home cooks alike.

Format: Hardback
Release Date: 04 Jul 2024
Pages: 288
ISBN: 978-0-00-866279-0
Price: £26.00 (Export Price) , £26.00, €None
Award-winning chef Paul Ainsworth began his career helping at his parents’ Southampton guesthouse. Paul’s first big break was working at the Michelin-starred Rhodes in the Square in London, before moving to Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. Since then, Paul has built The Ainsworth Collection in Padstow, Cornwall, including their Michelin-starred restaurant Paul Ainsworth at No6, Caffe Rojano, The Mariners public house and their 6-suite boutique hotel, Padstow Townhouse. Paul appeared on BBC2’s Great British Menu in 2011 and now makes regular appearances on Saturday Kitchen, Sunday Brunch and MasterChef. Paul was a Judge/Mentor on ITV’s prime time show Next Level Chef in 2023, with Gordon Ramsay and Nyesha Arrington.

'Paul is that rarest of chefs. He works with breathtaking skill, focus and passion and yet never forgets to squeeze every ounce of joy from life! His food is a direct expression of that way of living, beautiful joyful and completely stunningly delicious.' - Andi Oliver -

”'Paul’s food is superb. Fresh, seasonal, super tasty, imaginative and yet classic at the same time. What a chef and restaurateur!” - - Fred Sirieix

”'I’ve long admired Paul’s cooking and work ethic. He has a brilliant knack for creating memories with his food; something that shines through in this collection of recipes. A whole chapter on custard too? My god, yes please.” - - Richard Corrigan

”'There’s something here for everyone, and many of the dishes are so brilliantly British but with Paul’s clever twists and touches - a marvellous porridge, Scotch eggs, sensational sandwiches, his granny’s chip butty, a glorious, show-stopping trifle… Delicious, fun and mouth-watering, this is Paul’s first book and it is first-class.” - - Raymond Blanc

”'In addition to the predictably great recipes, Paul’s writing is completely heartfelt.” - - Rick Stein

”'What a magical, amazing, and brilliant long-awaited book. Paul has that rare ability to be able to create beautiful, quality dishes, with outstanding chef technique but make them completely accessible and homely. Dish after dish that you want to cook again and again. A must have cook for every home cook.” - - Tom Kerridge

”'A fabulous debut book that makes you hungry. Paul has grown from a cheeky young chef to a wonderful, passionate restaurateur.” - - Angela Hartnett OBE

'Dive into this beautiful collection of evocative recipes & stories full of love and coastal inspiration. Simply joyful.' - Emily Scott -