The Pasta Man, Mateo Zielonka, makes the most spectacular, original pasta you’ve ever seen. Striped, spotted, red and green and black, and every shape imaginable, Mateo’s pasta is a carb-lover’s dream.
Now in The Pasta Man, Mateo reveals for the first time how you too can make his beautiful creations. Starting with classic golden dough, and with “how to” sections guiding you through every shape and effect, from spots and stripes (using all-natural ingredients), lasagne sheets and pappardelle, ravioli pillows, tortellini and other glorious filled pastas, he then offers 40 recipes for delicious sauces and suppers in which to showcase your delicately crafted pasta.
Illustrated with beautiful photography and clear step-by-step instructions, whether you’re a pasta beginner or enthusiast, let yourself be guided by a master and make your own pasta a work of art.
“If you log on to Instagram these days, it’s hard to avoid the pull of the several accounts dedicated to pasta-making. One of the best ones is run by Mateo Zielonka, a chef based in England who is working on opening his first restaurant in London (yes, it centers around pasta). Zielonka is skilled at shaping dough into every shape imaginable, from paper-thin sheets of lasagna to perfect pouches of tortellini. He does it with grace and ease and his new book, The Pasta Man, shows you how to do the same. Zielonka has convinced me that I, too, can easily make stunning striped ravioli featuring streaks of beetroot-dyed dough-all I have to do is try.” – Food Wine,
About the Pasta Man: Mateo Zielonka
Mateo Zielonka, aka The Pasta Man (dubbed so by his Instafans), is chef at 180 The Strand, a collaborative studio and arts space with Soho House. He also heads up The Store X kitchen with his own pasta space. Polish-born, he has worked in London for 6 years including time at Padella and Polpo. He also teaches pasta classes. You can find some of his pasta videos on Food52, The Feedfeed and Designmilk.