Giveaway: ASK Italian Cookbook and £20 ASK Vouchers

A little while ago I mentioned the new ASK Italian cookbook, with recipes by Theo Randall and Carla Capalbo. I had made the Spaghetti Carbonara – a winning family recipe in our household always met with smiles. We also recently ate at ASK and we were really impressed by their new 2013 menu, showcasing Italian inspired dishes created by Theo Randall and Head of Food, Jeena Rodrigues.

Theo Randall ASK

We loved the seasonal ‘spring specials’ on offer; asparagus wrapped in prosciutto or Fettucine Primavera Con Prosciutto – a spring pasta dish with asparagus, peas, courgettes and a creamy pecorino sauce. The children were quick to start colouring and to tuck into their pizza with fresh vegetables to nibble on and garlic bread, too.  ASK have come a long way since I worked as a waitress in their Tottenham Court Road branch back in 2000! They now have 118 restaurants and endeavour to source high quality Italian ingredients from local growers in Italy, with Theo and the chefs taking regular trips to Italy for menu inspiration. If you have an ASK near you, try the Panzerottini – baked dough balls with Pancetta and cheese and chilli, a classic Bolognese is served with the more authentic fetuccine, rather than spaghetti. Puddings are tasty too – especially the dessert sharing board…


For a chance to win a copy of the ASK Italian Cookbook and a £20 voucher to put towards a nice meal out enter the rafflecopter giveaway below –

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ASK Cookbook Cover

With thanks to ASK Italian for the cookbook and vouchers as a prize for one of my readers.

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  1. jackie curran says:

    vegetable pizza

  2. Emma Boitoult says:

    Pizza! Though saying that I absolutely adore pasta, especially Spaghetti Bolognese. 🙂

  3. Julie Davies says:

    lasagne and garlic bread

  4. Lyndsey Beckford says:

    My favourite Italian food is definitely pizza. I LOVE pizza! 🙂


    I love a real Italian Tiramisu

  6. Jasmine Taylor says:

    Gnocci in olive oil. mmmmmm

  7. Brian Chapman says:

    Pasta with some sort of meat ragu.

  8. I really do enjoy experimenting with Italian cooking.

  9. katrina walsh says:

    salmon linguine

  10. love vegetable lasagne

  11. antonia richardson says:

    gotta be pizza love it

  12. trevor linvell says:

    the classic margherita pizza

  13. leanne williams says:

    I love any type of pasta or pizza.

  14. joanne holton says:

    always looking for new pasta ideas, so quick and easy with a busy family

  15. Charlotte Jones says:

    Proper Italian pizzas are amazing – we went to Italy when I was a teenager and I had seafood pizza all the time – delicious! 🙂

  16. Pat Stubbs says:

    Cannelloni with meat

  17. Chris Bell says:

    Lasagne with nice salty garlic bread! Of course homemade!

  18. Jen Boucher says:

    I love Spaghetti Bolognese

  19. Honora Livesey says:

    Tiramsu Mmm 🙂

  20. Janet Rumley says:

    Spaghetti Carbonara – a real luxurious treat

  21. gnocchi with a basil and tomato sauce

  22. Kelly E Hirst says:

    Pizza all the time! Quick and tasty!

  23. Nancy Bradford says:

    Has to be pizza 🙂

  24. tagliatelle with pesto and pine nuts

  25. Leanne Abel says:

    I love a nice Carbonara

  26. Hannah Smith says:

    Spaghetti Carbonara

  27. Yvette Duignan says:

    I love pasta but don’t get to eat it often as my husbands not a fan! : (

  28. Alison Bruce says:

    Meatballs with spagetti

  29. Sheri Darby says:

    spaghetti Bolognaise

  30. Nicola McC says:

    I’m a pizza addict!

  31. Scott Caldon says:

    Leek risotto with parmesn

  32. Sarah Ballantyne says:

    Spinach and ricotta cannelloni – I love it!

  33. Lani Nash says:

    I love pizza and pasta, wonderful inventions 🙂

  34. Joanna Sawka says:

    It have to be pizza!

  35. Diana Semionova says:

    Pizza! Nom Nom! ;D

  36. Claire Appleton says:

    spaghetti carbonara

  37. Sheila Reeves says:

    Tagliatelle Broccollo

  38. Home Made lasagne for me!

  39. Philip Thomas Boyle says:

    Lasagne & Garlic bread.

  40. Jenny Rogers says:

    Carbonara and tiramisu.

  41. Emma Smith says:

    crab and leek risotto

  42. rennene hartland says:

    Has to be pizza 🙂

  43. Maxime Goodwin says:

    Love Love Love Italian food!! Antipasti & Spaghetti alle vongole are my fav dishes!!

  44. Joanne Kelly says:

    Conchiglie with Italian mince & topped with cheese. Or spag bol. Tough choice!

  45. Angie Hoggett says:

    mushroom risotto

  46. Amanda Oakley says:

    Spaghetti cabonara. Mmmmmm!

  47. Charlotte Hoskins says:

    Four cheese pizza, especially if it’s with gorgonzola – mmmmm

  48. Jamie Walker says:

    This is a really hard question; i’ll go say pasta 🙂

  49. Emily Fowler says:

    Having just come back from a holiday in Tuscany, I would have to say my (new!) favourite is maccheroni (flat squares of pasta) with truffles!

  50. Emily Hutchinson says:

    It’s got to be pizza!

  51. Alistair Richardson says:

    Tagliatelle Carbonara. My favourite restaurant is Ask in Swansea

  52. Lucy robinson says:

    I love homemade carbonara. X

  53. Tina Lawton says:

    It’s got to be pizza all day long! Mmmm

  54. kelli flanagan says:

    Homemade Lasagne

  55. antonia richardson says:

    i love pizza

  56. Clare Davies says:

    carbonara is prob my fav! or lasagna or spag bol! anything with pasta! but have a new obsession at the moment for tirramisu – never used to like it but now ive found a proper recipe for it im obsessed and cant get enough!!

  57. Vanessa Miller says:

    My familys favourite Italian food is lasagne

  58. Geraldine McCambridge says:

    Has to be lasagne

  59. Jeremy Hards says:

    Tuna pasta bake. Not sure how Italian it is but it is easy to make and tastesgood.

  60. Mary-Ann Pollard says:

    I love all seafood pastas or ravioli

  61. Natalie Phillips says:

    spaghetti carbonara

  62. I love pine nut pasta. 🙂

  63. Jocelyn Clark says:

    Spaghetti marinara

  64. Alison Wakefield says:

    Lasagne love it

  65. Anne-Marie Large says:

    Pizza. Yum!

  66. Louise Comb says:

    Carbonara with any pasta 🙂

  67. Panna cotta is delicious.

  68. Natalie Warne says:

    Definitely pizza!

  69. Susan Ellams says:

    pasta with pesto sauce with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese

  70. Emily Jayne Phipps says:


  71. Carbonara yum yum yum!

  72. Taylor Jones says:

    My favourite is Spaghetti carbonara, yum!

  73. Rachael G says:

    Quattro Formaggi pizza!

  74. Rachel Bramley says:

    Four cheese pizza!

  75. Laura Baker says:

    My absolute fave is spaghetti carbonara – all that pasta, cream and bacon…I think I know what we’ll be having for tea tonight!

  76. Leigh Larkin says:

    Lasagne for me everytime!

  77. Simon West says:

    I love any risotto.

  78. Ali Thorpe says:

    Pizza. Not very sophisticated but delicious!

  79. Charlotte Ingham says:

    Spaghetti Carbonara!

  80. Anna Markwell says:

    Tiramisu, all the way 🙂

  81. cassie bedford says:

    pea and ham pasta

  82. Definitely Pizza! I would love to go to Italy and experience a proper one though!

  83. Pizza is my favourite

  84. Emma Jackson says:

    It was always ravioli but recently I tried my hand at making pasta and now it’s homemade lasagna x

  85. Bethan lloyd says:

    Al Forno Al Forno

  86. Stephanie Tsang says:

    I love lasanga

  87. HANNAH WELSH says:

    I love lasagne. the creamier the better!

  88. Gary Topley says:

    Spaghetti Bolognese is my favourite.

  89. Andrew Dommett says:

    Seafood Pasta

  90. Sarahann Tonner says:

    Carbonara 🙂 x

  91. michael wilkinson says:

    Love the ask meatballs pasta bake with chillies!

  92. a nice thin pizza topped with plenty of mushrooms!

  93. Barbara Bunning says:

    Definitely quattro stagioni pizza drizzled with olive oil

  94. Joanne Baldwin says:

    Seafood linguine is my favourite pasta dish, and there are so many variations it’s just a mouth-watering treat each time!

  95. Stephanie Burchatt says:

    Carbonara 🙂

  96. Kelly Koya says:

    I love spaghetti, I do a spaghetti with crab, lime chilli and tequila that always goes down rather well!

  97. darren Johnston says:

    would have to be Cannelloni yum

  98. amelia avossa says:

    i am half italian I LOVE italian food

  99. stephanie Llewellyn says:

    liver and onion

  100. Phil Darling says:

    Mines Risotto – especially wild mushroom

  101. Caroline H says:

    Love risotto, loaded with parmesan – and lots of salad.

  102. Dale Askew says:

    Cannelloni is my absolute favourite

  103. Susan Crosswaite says:

    My favourite amongst all the yummy Italian dishes is Lasagne

  104. Laura Harris says:

    Just saying the other day how much I love calzone but haven’t had it for ages.

  105. Heidi Lee says:

    A spicy italian pasta sauce like Penne Arrabiata.

  106. maureen findley says:

    I love lasagne

  107. Rachel Ray says:

    Ooooh – so hard! I love risotto or spaghetti primavera or a simple caprese salad or yummy bruschetta.

  108. Natasha Male says:

    A yummmy lasagne with tons of mozerella!

  109. Sarah Clarke-Feltham says:

    ravioli or lasagne

  110. Nicola Lynch says:

    I can’t resist Italian ice-cream!

  111. Helen Broddle says:

    My favourite has to be mushroom risotto and tiramisu for afters

  112. Karen Barrett says:

    Lasagne is a family favourite.

  113. It would be pizza for me.

  114. Avery cheesy Cannelloni with garlic bread

  115. TAMSIN dEAN says:


  116. Greig spencer says:

    loooove pizza lol

  117. Laura Pritchard says:

    Spaghetti bolognaise

  118. esther james says:

    hmmm, I love it all! Meatballs are lovely

  119. emily omara says:

    Fab prize, Italian food is my favourite!

  120. Phyllis Ellett says:

    At the moment its Steak Pizzaiola. Just love it

  121. Becky John says:

    Calzone Pizza, but only when on holiday in Italy, they just don’t taste the same anywhere else!

  122. Fiona McMillan says:

    Lamb shanks with rich tomato sauce

  123. My favourite Italian food is Norma, I fell in love with it after trying it at Bella Italia!

  124. Pasta especially anything that contains mince

  125. Angela Dunne says:

    tough ask – all italian food is delicious. For the sake of argument I’ll say prawn linguini with chilli and lime

  126. megan nelson says:

    thanks for the chance to win!

  127. tamalyn roberts says:

    my home made spaghetti bolognese!

  128. Ingrid Warren says:

    Simple Italian Pizza without all the strange toppings you get in the UK

  129. Katherine L says:

    I love spaghetti vongole!

  130. alisha barrett says:

    i love lasagne and pasta dishes. im not too crazy on pizza but will eat it once in a while

  131. Melanie Edjourian says:

    spaghetti carbonara 😉

  132. Nothing says italian like pizza, i love any pizza as long as it’s covered in mozerella!

  133. my nonna’s homemade tirimisu mmmmm…

  134. Charlotte Clark says:

    Canneloni mmmmm 😀

  135. Paula hambly says:

    Spinach and ricotta cannelloni

  136. laura banks says:

    my favourite is gnocchi but my pudding is tiramasu

  137. I have no particular Italian food as favourite. I just love and admire Italian cookery for its simplicity and the use of best, seasonal and local produces.

  138. tracy sinclair says:

    Spaghetti Bolognese!

  139. I am Italian! I love ALL Italian food! Gnocci is one of my favourites! (with rabbit & spinach) as well as my mother’s veggie lasagne with mushrooms & spinach!!

  140. Michael Rattray says:

    Home made spaghetti bolognese

  141. mushroom risotto 🙂

  142. Annie Costa says:

    Cannelloni or gnocchi

  143. Tasha Corder says:

    Homemade lasagne is fab!

  144. Liz Thomas says:

    i love pretty well all Italian food and would be so happy to win the ASKITALIAN Cookbook!

  145. EMMA WALTERS says:

    pizza!!!!! 🙂

  146. Jane Willis says:

    Risotto. Almost any kind, but a well made mushroom one takes a lot of beating.

  147. melanie stirling says:


  148. frances hopkins says:

    carbonara 🙂

  149. Maya Russell says:

    My favourite Italian food is spaghetti carbonara.

  150. Pasta – i could eat it everyday – oh and ice cream too!

  151. Katherine Coldicott says:

    Seafood linguine

  152. Helen Moulden says:

    Gnocci! Preferably gnocci with a fish sauce!

  153. Jayne Sullivan says:

    I like to eat spaghetti with a plain tomato sauce.

  154. That’s actually quite tough. I had some amazing spelt tagliatelli in the lakes last year with smoked mountain cheese. However, the highlight of the trip was their roasted chestnuts, so I’ll go with those

  155. Linda Hobbis says:

    I love pasta with arrabiata sauce, lots of olives and a good red wine.

  156. Tracy Nixon says:

    My favourite Italian food is homemade lasagne made with homemade pasta!

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