This new book from celebrated chef Gennaro Contaldo is all about pasta, one of the most popular of all Italian dishes. Bestselling author and much-loved personality Gennaro reveals all of his tips and tricks to making the best of the most versatile of dishes.
Featuring recipes for dried, fresh, filled, and baked pasta dishes such as lasagna four ways, classic minestrone soup, homemade ravioli and perfect pesto, these are dishes that can be quickly whipped up for the whole family. An inexpensive staple that can be easily transformed into a luxurious meal, the possibilities of pasta are endless—perfect for busy families and for easy entertaining. Join Gennaro on an exciting Italian adventure, and discover both new and traditional recipes that will quickly become household favorites.
A delicious collection of over 100 recipes and featuring beautiful photography by distinguished photographer David Loftus, many of these recipes can be cooked in a matter of minutes. Packed full of tips for picking the best shape for sauces and featuring recipes from across Italy, this is an essential book for any pasta enthusiast.
• Gennaro appears in every episode of “Jamie Cooks Italy.” He is one of the world’s most-loved chefs and here he shines attention on one of the most popular of Italian dishes.
• Featuring recipes for dried, fresh, filled, and baked pasta dishes—these are recipes that can quickly come together to feed the whole family.
• Features beautiful photography by celebrated photographer David Loftus.
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 favorite. He regularly appears on Saturday Kitchen and more recently his own TV series, "Two Greedy Italians" on PBS.
In 1999 he opened his own restaurant, Passione, in Charlotte Street, 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 is the author of many cookbooks, including the highly-acclaimed Panetteria: Genarro's Italian Bakery. He also has his own YouTube food channel and is an ambassador for Citalia and Bertolli. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters.
Award-winning, influential and internationally acclaimed, David Loftus' photographs for the books of Jamie Oliver, Rachel Khoo, Gennaro Contaldo, Elizabeth David and April Bloomfield have brought food to life for millions of people.
For over 20 years, David has photographed over 100 books including all but one of Jamie Oliver's international best-sellers. He has also directed television commercials including one of the most successful food ads of all time, for UK supermarket Sainsbury's.
He works with a range of advertising clients such as American Express, Dove, Fortnum & Mason, Nespresso, Pizza Express and Philips, to name a few.