A favourite of many national TV shows from Richard and Judy, Saturday Kitchen, BBC Breakfast and Jimmy's Farm, to all of Jamie Oliver's series, Gennaro Contaldo is an irrepressible and enthusiastic font of Italian culinary knowledge and he is back with his second book. A celebration of Italian life as much as Italian food, Gennaro's Italian Year gives us a way into Italian food, lifestyle and culture, and includes recipes for every month of the year, from summer favourites to Christmas essentials. With stories from his childhood to give a flavour of life in Italy and more than 120 delicious recipes, this is the book Jamie should have had when he was filming his latest series and the definitive Italian lifestyle cookbook from the country's favourite Italian chef.
Gennaro Contaldo began to work in the kitchens of local restaurants in Amalfi at the age of eight. In 1969, he moved to Britain where he travelled form the Midlands to Loch Lomond training in village restaurants and studying the wild food of the area. He then worked as a chef in several London restaurants before opening his own, Passione, in London's Fitzrovia.