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Cookbook author Rachel Roddy

Rachel Roddy

Based between Rome and Sicily for the last 16 years, Rachel Roddy is one of the most inspiring and knowledgeable voices on the subject of Italian cooking. She is the author of three Italian cookbooks, the André Simeon Memorial Fund Award-winning Five Quarters, Two Kitchens, and her latest cookbook, An A-Z of Pasta, in which she weaves together potted histories, stories and recipes for 50 different shapes of Italy’s favourite food. Rachel also maintains a successful blog and captivates Guardian Feast readers with her weekly column, ‘A Kitchen in Rome’. From July 2021 to December 2021, Rachel will also be a guest monthly columnist for The Happy Foodie. You can find her column here.

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An A-Z of Pasta with Rachel Roddy: Macaroni Cheese

In the November instalment of her column, Rachel Roddy shares a recipe for everyone’s favourite comfort food: macaroni cheese.


An A-Z of Pasta with Rachel Roddy: Pasta and Potatoes Neapolitan Style

Perfect for autumn and winter, Rachel Roddy’s hearty pasta and potatoes is a comfort food classic made using leftover pasta shapes.


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