If you’ve ever viewed TV’s favourite bickering friendship duo the Two Greedy Italians, as they traverse the vine-laden hillsides of Italy, you’ll be familiar with this charismatic cook. The man who taught Jamie Oliver to make pasta like an Italian has a household name that’s synonymous with Amalfi Coast-style cuisine: Gennaro Contaldo.
Those who love to tuck into herby homemade pasta dishes, fresh fish and salads, rich and hearty tomato-based dishes and freshly baked bread can learn to master the art of Italian cuisine with help from Genarro’s new classic Italian cook book.
In Gennaro’s Passione, the lauded cook demonstrates his love affair with his home country’s national dishes, shares the food local to his home town on the Amalfi Coast, and reveals some of his family recipes.
The book also pays homage to his childhood, featuring personal recollections, photographs and favourite recipes from his youth.
Feast your eyes on more than 100 Italian recipes: think soups, salads, pasta, meaty mains and simple desserts. Gennaro’s Passione is available now.
Images by Kim Lightbody from Gennaro’s Passione by Gennaro Contaldo, published by Pavilion Books.