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Gennaro’s Fast Cook Italian

From fridge to fork in 40 minutes or less

Gennaro Contaldo



ISBN: 9781911595113

Price: £ 20.00

Publication date: 5 April 2018

ISBN: 9781911624363


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Publication date: 26 October 2018

Category: Cookery

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Full of enticing, authentic and, most of all, quick-to-prepare recipes, Gennaro Contaldo’s new book demonstrates how to whip up a delicious Italian feast in 40 minutes or less.

From lightning-fast risottos to perfectly pronto pastas, speedy soups and delightful desserts, these recipes showcase the very best Italy has to offer, while requiring very little time in the kitchen. Featuring food from all the major regions of Italy, these quick recipes really make the most of the amazing fresh produce for which Italy is renowned. The result is delicious, nutritious food that can be on the table in minutes – perfect for busy families or for easy entertaining.

Beginning with a handy guide to keeping your Italian larder full of the best ingredients to whizz up a speedy supper, the book is split into sections covering Soups, Salads, Pasta, Rice, Meat, Fish, Vegetables, Sauces and Desserts ensuring that you have a wealth of recipes at your fingertips. From lemon-infused steam-baked mackerel to classic pasta recipes and quick chocolate raspberry pots you can impress friends and family with a stunning menu in minutes.

‘His talent for cooking and story-telling changed my life and food forever.’ Jamie Oliver
‘The man cooks like an angel and no ordinary angel.’ Matthew Norman, Sunday Telegraph


Gennaro Contaldo’s warmth, Italian spirit and sense of fun have led him to be one of the UK’s most-loved chefs. He is renowned for being a mentor to Jamie Oliver and teaching him, with Carluccio, everything Jamie knows about Italian cooking. In 1999, he opened Passione in London, which was awarded Best Italian restaurant in 2005. He is a favourite on Saturday Kitchen, has his own YouTube food channel, and is an ambassador for Citalia, Parmigiano Reggiano and Birra Moretti. This is his seventh book with Pavilion, which include Pasta Perfecto and Fast Cook Italian. He lives in east London with his wife and twin daughters. @gennarocontaldo



'With its straightforward instructions, cooking time estimates, and time-saving suggestions…this is a superb book that home cooks with busy schedules will turn to time and again.'