AN ITALIAN chef who learned to cook fresh pasta with his granny is serving up traditional recipes with a vegan twist at Fife Leisure Park.

Andrea Peviani, 24, has worked in restaurants for 10 years and has merged his vegetarian diet and love for Italian cooking to launch his own venture, a street food truck called Las Vegans.

He offers fresh handmade pasta dishes as well as pizza and smoothies which are all suitable for vegetarians or vegans.

Dunfermline Press: Andrea Peviani is earning a growing reputation for the quality of his food.Andrea Peviani is earning a growing reputation for the quality of his food. (Image: Contributed)

Andrea told the Press: "What I am trying to do is make everything from scratch and substitute cheeses and meats.

"I follow recipes which don't use any of these products.

"The thing which makes me feel nice is when people say they have never had pasta handmade, we also do flavoured pasta like beetroot and spinach.

"My granny is a great chef, the theory is the same for the most part and interpreting the way to make things."

He added: "We are getting more regulars, that's what we want, we don't want to be selling to 10,000 people, we want to have people come back."

Andrea, who is running the business alone, came to Scotland in 2018, living in Prestonpans in East Lothian first, then returning to Italy during the pandemic before arriving in Dunfermline.

His favourite menu item is the Alla Norma pasta, made with fried aubergine and garlic smoked with a touch of white wine, cooked in Italian tomato sauce, and topped with a Parmiggia-no vegan cream and fresh basil leaves.

Las Vegans is open now at Adventure Golf Island at Fife Leisure Park in Dunfermline.