Lovingly restored and updated for the modern kitchen, this new edition of Gennaro’s first cookbook features photographs and stories of his childhood on the idyllic Amalfi Coast. With over 100 colourful recipes that evoke Italian life at its most enticing, Passione is the story of Gennaro’s upbringing in Italian food and will teach you to cook like a true Italian. It will inspire cooks of all abilities to taste the true flavours of the Italian coastline.
Born metres away from the sea, Gennaro grew up fishing with local fishermen, hunting with his father and foraging for wild fungi and herbs for his mother.
“The sea was my paddling pool, the mountains my back garden and the village my playground. Little did I know, this upbringing was to form my life, my future career.”
I hope this book will bring you some of the joy of my childhood years; many of the recipes and techniques I learned all those years ago are still my favourites and you will find them here.