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.

At the heart of the Ainsworth Collection, is an ethos of good food and good people, and this generous approach is extended to the recipes that are collected in this debut cookbook that’s been 18 years in the making. This is food that will leave you full, nourished and feeling content – they’re crowd-pleasers to share with those you love cooking for time and time again.

In For the Love of Food, Paul invites you into a world of warm, welcoming, and joyfully crafted dishes that redefine everyday enjoyment. This cookbook 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. Think hearty mains with steaming, rich gravy and nostalgic desserts to be laden with custard – achievable for both seasoned chefs and aspiring home cooks alike.

This refreshing cookbook is a curated collection of Paul’s entire life work, each segment exploring a different chapter of his journey and the restaurants that have helped him grow. Serve 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).

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

Format: Hardback
Release Date: 04 Jul 2024
Pages: 288
ISBN: 978-0-00-866279-0
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.