Gino D'Acampo is passionate about Italian food. He is equally passionate about how to cook, and believes that you don't need hundreds of ingredients and complicated haute-cuisine techniques to achieve fantastic food. If you start cooking from the 100 recipes in his book, following his tips, NOT breaking his 10 rules - such as not mixing onion and garlic - and joining in his enthusiasm and humour, you will soon learn how to make great Italian food. 'Italian food is like Italian men,' says Gino. 'Minimum effort, maximum satisfaction. Fantastico!'
Gino D'Acampo was born in southern Italy, inheriting his grandfather's love of cooking. He has worked his way through the kitchens of Europe, arriving in England in 1995 and is now the owner of a leading supplier of Italian ingredients to the UK. Gino is also a popular chef on TV shows including Saturday Cooks, Daily Cooks, Good Food Live and Ready Steady Cook. This is his first book.