Gennaro's Easy Italian includes over 100 straightforward recipes that can be cooked by anyone in less than 45 minutes. Including everyday staples, creative uses of leftovers and fantastic tasty dishes and treats for children, the recipes are also perfect for easy entertaining. The book includes classics such as Tomato Sauce and Minestrone, to more unusual dishes such as Strawberry Risotto, and not forgetting the delights of Lemon and Almond Cake, Biscotti and Amaretto Ice Cream.
Gennaro Contaldo is widely known as the Italian legend who taught Jamie Oliver all he knows about Italian cooking. Gennaro started working in the kitchens of local restaurants in Amalfi at the age of eight, before moving to Britain in 1969. He worked in village restaurants around the country, and then moved to London where he worked in several restaurants including Carluccio's where he met Jamie Oliver and his own, Passione. These he days his time is divided between writing books, Jamie's Italian chain of restaurant and appearing on TV cookery shows and in magazines.