Book Size: 9.68" x 7.44"

Pages: 224

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781623711191

Imprint: Interlink Books

Photography by: David Loftus

Release date: Spring 2024

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Gennaro's Verdure

Over 80 Vibrant Italian Vegetable Dishes

By • Photography by David Loftus

$ 35
“Italian chef Contaldo, who has authored over a dozen books, comes quite close to an all-vegetarian cookbook with this celebration of all things verdure … Contaldo introduces each of the 28 vegetables he dubs most commonly found with quick fun facts plus good, sensible advice on cookery, prepping, cultivating, and similar topics. One to five dishes appear for each vegetable, from artichokes and asparagus to radicchio and tomatoes, categorized by color: green, red, sunshine, and purple … Contaldo ensures that all facets of the traditional menu are covered, particularly the main dishes and the sides. A rainbow of verdure.”
Booklist, starred review

About this book

Tasty, colorful, and loaded with flavor, Gennaro's Verdure highlights the versatility of vegetables in various, delicious recipes.

This brand-new cookbook from Gennaro Contaldo is 6th with long-time US publishing home, Interlink Books. In Gennaro’s Verdure, beloved Italian chef, Gennaro Contaldo transforms humble vegetables from side dish material into the hero of the plate, using punchy flavors from staple ingredients.

Structured by color, in chapters that group recipes into vegetable families, Gennaro champions their versatility and breaks the common misconception that veggies lack in texture and flavor. From Beet Carpaccio to Pea Souffle, Asparagus Carbonara, Tomato Sorbet, and Spinach “plumcake”; Gennaro maximizes the star-quality potential of the unassuming veggies that sit at the back of our fridge.

Not all recipes are entirely plant-based, but all include plants. These are innovative meals with an Italian touch; uncompromising in flavor and more than sufficient for hungry flexitarians, vegetarians, vegans, and meat-eaters alike.

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About the authors

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. 

Reviews

“Proper, old-school classics to use up every scrap”  —Jamie Oliver

The Amalfi Coast is known for extra-sweet, thick-skinned lemons, and native Contaldo digs into the area’s flavor in a collection as bright and cheerful as its subject … Whether codifying the 17-day process for crafting limoncello or explaining how friends at a hometown pastry shop candy citrus peel, Contaldo evokes joy.” Publishers Weekly on Gennaro’s Limoni

 

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

 

“What a fantastic book – delicious Italian food, fast.” —Jamie Oliver on Gennaro’s Fast Cook Italian

 

“‘[An] excellent cookbook … fun to read …This delightful cookbook will educate and inspire.” Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Gennaro’s Pasta Perfecto!

 

“Italian master-chef Contaldo, who famously taught Jamie Oliver to cook Italian, recounts his childhood in exquisite detail, matching his recollections to the subject on point … Artfully arranged photographs and some well-worn and much-needed tips round out what will soon be an oft-referred-to classic.” Booklist (starred review) on Passione

 

About the Author

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. 

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