From the Bookcase: Gennaro’s Slow Cook Italian by Gennaro Contaldo



Winter may be over but that doesn’t mean the end of warm, comforting meals just yet. Gennaro Contaldo shares meals and memories from his childhood in his new book Gennaro’s Slow Cook Italian proving that hearty meals can be enjoyed any time of the year.

Not restricted to the regional delights from Naples, Gennaro brings us classic dishes developed throughout his Italian homeland.

Gennaro shows us how, with just a few simple, basic ingredients and a little preparation, everyone can come home to a delicious homemade meal ready to dish up. All the meals are designed to be cooked in one sturdy pot or oven dish, bringing traditional Italian recipes to life in your kitchen while filling the air with the scintillating aromas of old-fashioned, fuss-free home cooking.

The recipes are clearly explained with an extra tip or two thrown in and many of them are also brought to life thanks to fabulous photography of Laura Edwards.

Whether you’re after a warming soup, a hearty stew or a little spiced chocolate treat, this book is sure to delight foodies everywhere.

Gennaro’s Slow Cook Italian by Gennaro Contaldo (published by Pavilion) is available from all good book sellers including Amazon now (rrp. £20.00). 

Photo Credit: Laura Edwards

Click over to read Make It Shabby’s interview with Gennaro Contaldo.

Try Gennaro’s Hunter’s Chicken recipe (Pollo alla Cacciatora) from the book here.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *