Book Size: 7.5" x 9.75"

Pages: 192

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781623719807

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 1

Illustrations: full-color photos

Release date: Fall 2018

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Gennaro's Fast Cook Italian


$ 30

“What a fantastic book – delicious Italian food, fast.” – Jamie Oliver

About this book

Learn from the best as Gennaro Contaldo shares his no-fuss, fail-safe recipes to create home-cooked Italian meals in minutes.

Full of enticing, authentic and, most of all, quick-to-prepare recipes, Gennaro Contaldo's latest cookbook 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 pantry 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.

With gorgeous food photography and bursting, as ever, with Gennaro's passion for food and life, lovers of Italian food can't fail to be seduced and inspired. Buon appetito!


About the author

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.


“What a fantastic book – delicious Italian food, fast.” – Jamie Oliver

“The man cooks like an angel and no ordinary angel.” – Matthew Norman, Sunday Telegraph

“With each recipe, Contaldo brings joy and dazzlement.” – Publishers Weekly on Panetteria

Additional information


Contaldo , Gennaro




Interlink Books






full-color photos

Release date

Fall 2018

Author Home

Italy & UK


7"å_"å x 9"å_"å


"What a fantastic book – delicious Italian food , fast."å – Jamie Oliver
"The man cooks like an angel and no ordinary angel."å – Matthew Norman, Sunday Telegraph
"With each recipe, Contaldo brings joy and dazzlement."å – Publishers Weekly on Panetteria


"What a fantastic book – delicious Italian food, fast."å – Jamie Oliver


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