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Gennaro: Slow Cook Italian

Gennaro Contaldo

Pavilion

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ISBN: 9781909108905

Price: £20.00

Publication date: 5 February 2015

Category: Cookery

"Beautiful, classic recipes made with passion, by the man who taught me everything I know about Italian cooking." Jamie Oliver

Gennaro shows you how to prepare good Italian food with minimum effort by letting the oven or hob do the work. Slow cooking draws out flavours and softens the texture of food to create delicious, impressive, often inexpensive meals with little fuss.

There are casseroles and one-pots that slowly simmer to perfection, roasts that tenderize in the oven, soups that quietly bubble away on the hob, puddings such as meringues and fruit compotes, and breads that bake to light perfection.

Gennaro is a traditional, rural Italian cook. He uses lots of inexpensive cuts of meat, as well as beans and pulses, which all benefit from slow cooking, so there is plenty for the thrifty home cook to choose from. This is classic Italian food, such as Roast leg of lamb with baby onions, Rich Tyrolean beef goulash, Lasagne and Meringue with zabaglione cream and custard, that takes the hard work out of preparing supper. 

ABOUT THE Author

Gennaro Contaldo is widely known as the Italian legend who taught Jamie Oliver all he knows about Italian cooking, as well as a renowned personality in his own right. Born in Minori on the Amalfi Coast, Gennaro’s quintessentially Italian spirit and positive nature has made him a TV favourite. He regularly appears on ‘Saturday Kitchen’ on BBC1 and in his own TV series, Two Greedy Italians’ on BBC2 of which there are two series. In 1999, he opened Passione in London, which was awarded Best Italian restaurant in 2005. Gennaro is currently involved in the Jamie Oliver restaurant chain, Jamie’s Italian, where he creates dishes and trains chefs nationwide and abroad. He has authored more than eight cookbooks, has his own YouTube food channel, and is an ambassador for Citalia, Bertolli and Hotpoint. He has 450k followers on Instagram. He lives in east London with his wife and twin daughters.

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