Rachel Roddy moved to Rome in 2005 where she began writing, mostly about food, on her blog Racheleats. Her first book, Five Quarters, was published in 2015 and won both the Andre Simon Food Book Award and the Guild of Food Writers First Book Award. Her second book, Two Kitchens, was published in 2017. She has written for the Financial Times, the Telegraph, Conde Nast Travel, Vanity Fair, Delicious Magazine and has an award-winning weekly column in the Guardian called A Kitchen in Rome. She lives in Rome with her Sicilian partner and son Luca.
Pleasure provoking ... [Rachel's] recipes seem to beam her readers into the kitchen with her as she cooks, helping us to absorb the tastes, textures, sounds and smells of everything along the way. * Nigella Lawson * I love this book. Every story is a little gem - a beautiful hymn to each curl, twist and ribbon of pasta. * Nigel Slater * Rachel Roddy describing how to boil potatoes would inspire me. I want to live under her kitchen table. There are very, very few who possess such a supremely uncluttered culinary voice as hers, just now * Simon Hopkinson * When I describe this, [Rachel's] third book, as a journey into the world of pasta, I am short-selling what a soaring and glorious read it is...The intensely curious Roddy is an earthily sensual writer unencumbered by an excess of ego * Nicola Miller * Rachel Roddy's writing is as absorbing as any novel * Russell Norman * Oh I wish I could write like Rachel. She is a natural: recipes that instantly make you want to cook and then eat. I love this book. * Angela Hartnett * Roddy is a gifted storyteller, and a masterful hand with simple ingredients * Guardian Cook * Unpretentious, unusual and delicious * Country Life on Five Quarters *