Restaurant entrepreneur Tony Allan and Italian chef Giorgio Locatelli bring the vivacity and humour of their 12-year friendship to a brilliant partnership in the kitchen, combining a professional passion for the best of fresh, affordable ingredients with their home lives amongst family and good friends.
Two chefs, two countries, united by a love of feeding people. Published on release of the hot new BBC2 TV series, the book is infused with the joyful 'live to eat' philosophy of Giorgio and Tony. The pair's friendship goes back a long way - from their early days as East-end fish supplier and promising young chef.
TONY & GIORGIO encapsulates their way of living - fun, joyful and stylish. Packed with authentic but simple mouth-watering dishes such as open pepper and pan-fried salmon lasagne, and fresh summer peaches infused in red wine, the food they each prepare complements life rather than complicates.
Taking Italian market day as a model for shopping, the food is inspired by what is good that day - found a ripe tomato? Prepare a quick rag that the kids will love. Caught some good fish? Then let's take them home to grill with fresh herbs for loads of friends. From authentic pizza that's so easy Giorgio's son Jack will show you how, to Tony's melt-in-the-mouth bread and butter pudding, the food of two countries meets with a lot of friendly rivalry, laughs and good munchies along the way.
Bursting with the authors' enthusiasm for life and food, TONY & GIORGIO helps you put a meal together and enjoy the whole process of shopping, chopping and cooking so much more. With Giorgio and Tony's personalities leaping off the page in words and pictures, this book is fresh, full of wonderful warmth, generosity and wisdom.