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SATURDAY NIGHT PASTA

#SaturdayNightPasta is therapy for the modern-day food lover, teaching self-care through the humble act of making pasta. Like the practice of meditation, making pasta by hand is a way of achieving self-discovery and mindfulness … with delicious results. 

This humble, self-care ritual has now been brought to life in book form. Saturday Night Pasta is out NOW.

ELIZABETH HEWSON

Hi there. I’m Lizzie.

For me, food and cooking is a way to connect with the world – it’s what makes life worth living and brings people together from all walks of life.

I love simple, comforting food that makes the most of humble ingredients - spaghetti tossed with olive oil, garlic and chilli; ripe summer tomatoes and basil heaped on toasted country bread. It’s the way I like to cook and eat - work with the best ingredients available and let them speak for themselves. Often the simplest things are the most delicious.

By day, I am the Marketing and Brand Manager for one of Australia’s leading restaurant groups – Fink – working closely with celebrated chefs including Peter Gilmore, Lennox Hastie, Will Cowper, Richard Ptacnik and Rob Cockerill. By night, I document my pasta-making on Instagram using the hashtag #saturdaynightpasta.

My hunger for sharing food and stories started back in 2013 when I wrote a book entitled ‘Moving out…Eating in’. Shortly after, I packed my bags for Bra, a small town in Piedmont in Northern Italy. Here I studied my Masters in Food Culture & Communication at the University of Gastronomic Science (also known as the birthplace of the slow food movement). This is where my love affair with all things pasta began.

During a period of anxiety, I found solace in the humble act of making pasta every Saturday night. I soon established it as my self-care ritual, and to this day continue to lean into during times of uncertainty.

 

I live in Sydney with my husband, Tom, baby son, Louis, and Bernese Mountain Dog, Forest.

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© 2020 by Elizabeth Hewson

Photos by Nikki To

Book published by Plum, Pan MacMillan
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