From a lineage of chefs – both his father and godfather worked in kitchens – Isaac Carew's first love was always cooking. Kicking off his culinary career in his teens, he's worked in some of the best restaurants in the world, including The Connaught in London under the legendary chef, Angela Hartnett. And, by way of his successful modelling career, he's travelled and eaten his way around the globe. Now, in his seminal 100-recipe strong cookbook, The Dirty Dishes, Isaac celebrates myriad cuisines in fresh, unfussy meals. Where to start? We asked Isaac of his hero dish and selected ours...

Isaac Carew, Chef, says:

"One of my favourite recipes in my book The Dirty Dishes is my N’duja tagliatelle. If you know me you’ll know how much I love Nduja as it features in my book a number of times. I find it such a versatile and incredible flavourful ingredient."

Caroline Issa, Editor-in-Chief, says: 

"Pasta is my comfort food. Alongside noodle soup, steak and fries and... Oh, the list goes on. But this Farfalle dish, with red peppers and tons of parmesan, is pure goodness. pure comfort. And so easy to do, even a kitchen dunce like me can take this one on..."

Josephine Platt, Editor, says:

"When isn't risotto a good idea? I'm on a mission to whip up supper on a par with my boyfriend – and this prawn and asparagus risotto might just be my winning ticket. Substantial, scrummy and with a splash of white wine, I don't think I can go wrong..." 

Carmen Bellot, Fashion Assistant, says:

"As a seafood junkie, I can't help but salivate at all the beautiful seafood and fish recipes Isaac has concocted. Of all the fish dishes, this mackerel recipe caught my eye as the salty samphire serves as the perfect accompaniment to the often overlooked mackerel. With omega-3 bursting out of its seams, this makes the perfect healthy summer dish."

Set the table in style, invite friends over in their droves and get the dishes dirty! 

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