Slow Cooking is one of Gennaro’s favourite ways to cook (me too): it’s simple, stress-free and allows you to get on with other things safe in the knowledge that slowly, slowly the stove-top or oven is doing its job. Stews and sauces bubble on the hob, a roast cooks in the oven with herbs gently infusing the meat, breads and cakes bake, all filling the house with mouth-watering smells and creating that special warmth which nothing else can.
A classic Italian cookbook and kitchen essential, Gennaro: Slow Cook Italian brings together more than 100 recipes for rich soups and stews, slow-cooked pasta sauces, braised meats, tender roasts, soft breads and sticky desserts and sweets. Unfussy, effortless and often inexpensive, the gutsy and sumptuous dishes are mostly quick to prepare, and let the oven or slow-cooker do the work — so that you don’t have to.
Gennaro Contaldo was born in Minori in Amalfi. He came to Britain in the late 1960s and worked in several restaurants, where he eventually opened the award-winning Passione, in London. He is the chef who inspired Jamie Oliver when they worked together at Antonio Carluccio’s Neal Street restaurant. Gennaro co-presents ‘Two Greedy Italians’ on BBC2 with Antonio Carluccio.
Gennaro: Slow Cook Italian
Published: 1 April 2015
Pavilion Hardback price: $44.99,
‘Beautiful, classic recipes made with passion, by the man who taught me everything I know about Italian cooking’ — Jamie Oliver
High praise indeed !
A recipe from the book which I have made and recommend follows on the post below for you to try. A wonderful book which I am thrilled to add to my cookbook collection.