Chef Paul Ainsworth’s Debut Cookbook Launches Today!

Michelin-starred Chef Paul Ainsworth, who runs The Ainsworth Collection in Cornwall, is delighted to announce the release of his debut cookbook, For the Love of Food (Pavilion Books, £26).

For the Love of Food is a curated collection of recipes inspired by Paul’s entire life’s work, each segment exploring a different chapter of his journey. The book, which has been 18 years in the making, sets out to redefine everyday enjoyment and is a treasure trove for those seeking an elevated dining experience at home.

Achievable for both seasoned cooks and beginners, readers can find dishes from his Cornish restaurants The Mariners and Caffè Rojano, as well as family dishes he loves to cook at home.

Recipe highlights include:
– Land & Sea Crumpet
– The Mariners’ Scotch Egg
– Granny Ainsworth’s Chip Butty
– Mackerel Bruschetta with Pesto Mayonnaise
– St Enodoc Asparagus with Seaweed & Garlic Butter
– Piri Piri Chicken Schnitzel
– Cornish Crab, Black Linguine & Overnight Tomatoes
– Sticky PX-Glazed Chicken Wings & Pickled salad
– Bitterne Park Guest House Strawberry Trifle

Paul commented: “This cookbook includes some of my favourite recipes from the past 18 years. It also pays homage to the amazing people who have supported and shaped me as a chef, from my wonderful parents and tutors to the late-great Gary Rhodes, Marcus Wareing, and Gordon Ramsay who continues to share his friendship and guidance today. Throughout the book I have shared my journey as a chef and the stories behind each dish. This cookbook is designed to be used daily, for all occasions, by cooks of all levels. I hope the recipes will inspire you and show you how to take your cooking to the next level!”

For the Love of Food by Paul Ainsworth (Pavilion Books). Image credit Issy Croker. Available to order here.