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Gennaro's Italian Year Hardcover – 25 Sep 2006

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  • Hardcover: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Home; First Edition edition (25 Sept. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755315464
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755315468
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 2.7 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 195,311 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'The most charming of the season's cookbooks... The recipes resemble a more homely version of the River Café's finest' (Evening Standard)

If this name sounds familiar, you probably know him as the all-round colourful character from Jamie Oliver's TV series The Naked Chef. This is his delicious celebration of Italian food. (Glamour)

Gennaro's Italian Year shows us a way into Italian food, lifestyle and culture... Written with passion and charm, Gennaro shows how each season brings a tantalising variety of dishes... This is a book that offers a comprehensive guide to the Italian lifestyle. (Concept for Living (Conran Magazine))

'This book oozes with the Italian chef's passion and knowledge for the country's festivals, celebrations and traditions - as well as a cracking set of recipes' (Olive)

From Jamie Oliver's Italian mentor, a seasonal Italian cookbook that can't fail to inspire with plenty of authentic, regional recipes (Sainsbury's Magazine)

A deeply affectionate reflection of Gennaro's love of family, food and regional ingredients. More than a mere cookbook, this is a paean to a rapidly disappearing slower pace of life. (The Bath Chronicle)

Full of dreamy recipes that walk you through the variety of Italian ingredients. I couldn't resist making Fusili con le noci (fusili with walnuts), a delicious, quick pasta supper. This is a book you will keep going back to. (Family Circle)

For those of us with a love for all things Italian, this is a book to dive into and savour... So much more than recipes, this book is infused with colourful anecdotes about Italian life and culture that add a rich flavour to each of the dishes... And for those of you who are partial to sensory pleasures, Gennaro's Italian Year makes a visual feast. A pleasant afternoon could easily be spent leafing through the smooth, matt images of ingredients, dishes and family life. (UKTV Food Website)

From Jamie Oliver's Italian mentor, a seasonal Italian cookbook that can't fail to inspire with plenty of authentic, regional recipes. Also included are short stories from Gennaro's childhood, which make you feel he really is in the kitchen with you. (Sainsbury's Magazine)

There is an unpretentious feel to both the writing and the recipes; it's a far cry from the usual glossy coffee-table book. (Independent Magazine)

This book oozes with the Italian chef's passion and knowledge for the country's festivals, celebrations and traditions - as well as a cracking set of recipes (Olive)

Gennaro's Italian Year mixes charming reminiscences of his upbringing in the maritime republic of Amalfi with a variety of sumptuous dishes, often related to specific festivals. (NOW Magazine)

The godfather of Italian cooking. (Evening Standard)

The most charming of the season's cookbooks... The recipes resemble a more homely version of the River Café's finest. (Evening Standard)

A warm and charming mixture of reminiscences of his country boyhood in southern Italy... The recipes are splendid (Good Reading, Australia)

Gennaro's second book aims to offer something for all year round, so at least it shouldn't be gathering dust on the kitchen shelf. (Scottish Daily Record)

Gennaro's Italian Year... mixes charming reminiscences of his upbringing in the maritime republic of Amalfi with a variety of sumptuous dishes. (What's On in London)

Gennaro's Italian Year follows the rhythm of the seasons and makes the most simple strong flavours in feast dishes and everyday family meals (Who Weekly, Australia)

If you buy no other cookbook this year, make sure this one is on your shelf or in someone's Christmas stocking. Gennaro's Italian Year is not only beautiful to look at, it makes a fascinating read and the recipes are to-die-for... From feast days to holidays, Christmas treats and summertime specials it will keep you reading, and cooking, all year. (Pure Yorkshire)

Here is his tantalising glimpse of country cooking in Italy, and his recipes are those gathered from personal experiences, family and friends. (The Lady)

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A celebration of Italian food, culture and lifestyle in more than 120 seasonal recipes from the man who taught Jamie Oliver everything he knows about Italian food

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Everything perfect. Thanks from Germany
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This is just not your typical recipe book! It is full of interesting stories from Gennaro's life growing up in the south of Italy that I just had to pass it on to my husband who, by the way, has never looked at a recipe book in his life, but I just knew that he would enjoy reading the chapters which went with the recipes. It stirred up so many happy memories of his own early childhood in southern Italy and some of the traditions and recipes we carry on with today in our home.

We have bought a house in the south east of Italy and Gennaro's recipe book will be coming with us when we go to visit that's for sure! Thank you Gennaro for such a fantastic amazing recipe/story book.
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By Marand TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 July 2011
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I already had Gennaro's earlier book, 'Passione', when I was given this one as a gift. I don't think this book I quite as good as the first, but it is still a fabulous book for anyone interested in Italian cuisine. The recipes (there are 120 of them) are supplemented with stories of Gennaro's childhood in a small village near Sorrento. I am usually 'either/or' with this sort of thing, but I actually enjoyed reading his anecdotes.

The book starts with Gennaro's favourite season, autumn. This section begins with a few warming soups - pearl barley & borlotti bean; baked chestnut & bread - and then moves on with things like sautéed olives, baked field mushrooms, pumpkin risotto. Some more unusual recipes include chestnut gnocchi with sausage meat & rosemary or gnocchi stuffed with mushrooms served with a butter & sage sauce (heavenly). There is also fusilli with walnuts, pappardelle with a pheasant sauce, wild boar casserole, baked sausages with grapes, stuffed rabbit, a wonderful mushroom & potato bake, and a simple but delicious dish of zolfino beans that is great on a blustery autumn or winter's day. If you are lamenting the death of a tree in your garden as a result of honey fungus, Gennaro includes a recipe for using the fungus (I haven't tried it). As you might expect, there are a few desserts using autumn's produce - a simple dish of pears served with mascarpone & honey, pumpkin ice-cream.

Winter offers up more soup, stews, pasta with turnip tops, black truffle risotto, ravioli, an excellent lasagne - unusually a Neapolitan version which doesn't involve a cheese sauce. There are a few Christmas dishes - duck with pomegranate, stuffed capon. A pork recipe worthy of mention is slow cooked with leeks.
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Gennaro has a walk down memory lane and takes us with him to this mouth watering journey. I live in the Med so I fully comprehend his passion for pure seasonal tastes and the importance of family gathering around the kitchen table to enjoy a simple or more complex meal. This book is immersed in Italian customs that span through the calender year. The recipes are phenomenal and deserve to be honored in your kitchen. You will be able to feed your palate the love and tastes that exist in these dishes.
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Good looking book in its format, I particularly like the matt photos & matt sheen pages that display the contents.. I have 3 other books by Gennaro which I really do like & swear by the contents. Indeed they're 5 stars Italian cookery books in my humble opinion. However with this one I'm disappointed with some of the recipes provided,I suppose it's a personal thing,someone else may feel I dunno inspired,I hope you will be.
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It's okay but nothing special. Be careful how much you pay.
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