Combining simplicity with flair and a zest for making the most out of life, all these recipes are quick and easy enough for the most informal, impromptu gathering, yet delicious enough for a formal celebration. Recipes range from basic risotto to food for special occasions, such as Aldo's renowned spaghetti with lobster. Or try Aldo's baby spinach, pancetta and mushroom salad and his wild berry desert. The book is divided into two sections, spring/summer and autumn/winter, and includes celebration menus, salads, antipasti, pizza, pasta, meats, game, fish, vegetables, puddings and deserts. The book also features a listing of Italian ingredients, and Aldo's wine cellar.