Author(s): Gino D'Acampo
'I know that some of you may never visit Italy, but with these simple and delicious recipes, which were inspired by my recent trip, I can bring a little bit of Italy to you.'
Just back from his epic journey along Italy's stunning west coast for the ITV series Gino's Italian Coastal Escape, everyone's favourite Italian chef reveals the wonders of one of the richest and most varied cuisines in the world.
Drawing inspiration from the markets and kitchens he visited and the locals he met, Gino has brought together these authentic regional recipes for you to recreate easily at home. Many are seafood classics, such as Amalfi-style fish soup and spaghetti vongole, but there is a wide range of other savoury dishes and sumptuous desserts. In addition, Gino shares some family recipes that he enjoyed when growing up in Campania, including his mother's meatballs and father's spicy calzone.
All the recipes perfectly capture the essence of Italy's beautiful coastline and will have you cooking and eating like an Italian in no time.
Chapters will include: Antipasti; Pasta and Rice; Pizza; Fish; Shellfish and Seafood; Poultry and Meat; Salads, Sides and Accompaniments; Desserts.
'My grandfather said that a good recipe doesn't need many ingredients because if the ingredients are good quality and full of flavour, why do you have to cover up or change their taste'; this is a philosophy Gino has stuck to since he first started in the kitchen. Born in Napoli and trained at the Luigi de Medici Catering College, Gino has fast become one of the nation's favourite TV chefs and author of several bestselling books, most recently Gino's Hidden Italy - the latest TV tie-in from his hugely popular Gino's Italian Escape series, he also is a resident chef on This Morning and has opened multiple eateries across the country.