From the Back Cover
' I know that some of you may never visit Italy, but hopefully 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 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.