A plate of pasta is one of the most satisfying things in the world - whether coated in a rich tomato-based ragu, doused in a fragrant herb pesto or smothered in creamy carbonara sauce. Pasta has many merits: it is inexpensive, quick to make and works both as an everyday staple or a dinner party showstopper. Laura's approach is that the heart and soul of each dish is down to the sauce. The dishes are divided into Quick and Easy with simple stunners such as Pepper and Parmesan and Lemon Artichoke Pesto. Vegetables and Fungi comes next with an umami-rich Wild Mushroom Ragu. Following this is Fish and Seafood with a simple Salmon Carbonara as well as luxurious affairs like Asparagus and Scallop. In Meat and Poultry are Best-ever Meatballs and Spicy 'Nduja Sausage. Flip to the Creamy and Cheesy chapter to find earthy Gorgonzola and Walnut and zesty Saffron and Courgette.