adam pittaway interview

An interview with Adam Pittaway, author of Live to Eat: Meals Everyone Can Make

Who hasn’t stood in the kitchen and thought ‘what on earth am I going to cook for supper this evening?’. Let’s face it unless you love to cook, you’re probably going to be tested like this on at least one evening a week. So, it’s always helpful to have a cook book to hand which caters for every type of kitchen doyen – from the newbie to the old hand. This week I’d like to welcome Adam Pittaway, author of Live to Eat, Meals Everyone Can Make to the Thursday throng hot seat.

chicken pancetta saladFor those of you who fancy a go at one of Adam’s recipes he’s very kindly shared one a simple recipe for you to try out.

This delicious salad is easy to throw together and perfect for light meal or warmer evening. It also packs a health punch by using Manuka honey in the dressing.

Chicken and pancetta salad with Manuka honey & mustard dressing.

The Adam Pittaway Interview

adam pittawayWhat is one thing that no-one would usually know about you?

Actually most people don’t realise that I am an author or even that I cook for that matter, I tend to keep these things under my hat. Its not until I invite people over for a dinner party that they realise cooking is one of favourite past times.

How did you choose a title for your book?

The title of my first book actually goes back many years. In high school cookery class my teacher would talk about those who live to eat or just eat to live. This has always remained with me. I believe very strongly that you should eat to live and enjoy food to the utmost.

Have you ever written naked?

Who hasn’t 😉

What is the single biggest challenge you faced when writing your book?

While writing it was very important to me that the recipes were designed to appeal everyone. They needed to clear concise and easy to follow. After several tests and trials I finally developed my steps recipe method.

Do you have any hints or tips for aspiring writers?

The best advice I could give to an aspiring author is just go for it! I never thought I could write and release a book. I actually procrastinated and sat on the idea for years until I plucked up the courage to do it.

Where do you find your inspiration?

I have always loved looking for and cooking with new, exciting and fresh foods and then sharing them with others. An example of this is Verjuice, which is not well known but really is an amazing ingredient.

Tea, Coffee, Water, Juice, Wine or Beer … which do you prefer when writing?

All of the above, but to be honest I do enjoy a glass of wine while putting together my recipes.


live to eatWhere can I find out more about Adam and His book?

You can find Live to Eat available in Kindle format here:

and can meet Adam on his website at:

He can also be found on Twitter at @adam_pittaway and on Facebook at


Why ‘The Thursday Throng’?

These posts are called The Thursday Throng in honour of the throng that waits eagerly outside the book store when a new author is doing a book signing event or appearance. On this website it takes the form of a ‘Meet the Author‘ online event with some information about our author’s latest book and an interview. If you would like to take part in the Thursday Throng then why not visit Thursday Throng Author Interview Guidelines to find out more.

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