From award-winning chef and Food Network personality Scott Conant, a cookbook of restaurant-quality Italian meals that you can make easily in your home kitchen
Thirty-five years into an illustrious career of restaurant openings across the country, widespread acclaim, and frequent appearances on the Food Network’s Chopped and many other shows, Scott Conant has returned home to create his most personal cookbook yet.
Meals cooked from simple, fresh ingredients were staples of Conant’s childhood in a New England family with roots in Southern Italy. From his grandparents’ garden to the dinner table, he learned early on to appreciate the nuances of different flavors and ingredients, and the strong connection between food and family.
Focusing on these foods Conant grew up with and the ones he makes for his loved ones today, Peace, Love, and Pasta compiles simple, fresh, and flavorful Italian recipes for the home cook to bring to their own family’s table. These recipes are built on the art of cooking for love, fascination with flavors and ingredients, and the simple pleasures of taste and conviviality.
Chef, cookbook author, and TV personality Scott Conant brings a deft touch and unwavering passion to creating culinary experiences with thoughtful hospitality and soulful cuisine.
He is the chef and owner of Italian-American dining destination The Americano in Scottsdale, Arizona; Mora Italian, a modern osteria in Phoenix, Arizona; and Cellaio, an Italian steakhouse at Resorts World Catskills in Monticello, New York.
Conant has published three cookbooks, including the acclaimed Bold Italian in 2008, and is a longtime recurring judge on Food Network’s Chopped, host of the spin-off series Chopped Sweets, and frequent cohost on Beat Bobby Flay.