Happy New Year kitchenettes. At times Chef likes to take a break from cooking, and what could be better for an easy meal than some pasta with pesto. Often we make our own with vegetarian parmesan, fresh basil, garlic, olive oil and pine nuts, but when time is tight we’ve got a new friend – Seggiano’s Raw Basil Pesto, found in Whole Foods for £6 (ouch). It’s made from organic basil added to olive oil when picked, cashews, pine nuts and garlic, and has a smooth, rich flavour with a lovely nutty aftertaste. Ideal for some pasta pesto pronto, and vegetarian too. Chef’s Kiss!