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In these unique times, we are all looking for heart-warming recipes that are easy to make. Good Food for Hard Times is based on the concept of cucina povere, the Italian way of cooking with simple, cheap ingredients to provide and nourish your family. Gennaro, the authority on Italian food, uses storecupboard staples to create dishes that will delight and comfort. With a bag of flour, you can impress your family or flatmates with home-made bread, perfect pizzas and surprisingly easy fresh pasta, and have fun in the making. Or utilise your dried ingredients - tinned tomatoes and fish, pasta, rice and beans - to create wholesome dishes that your local Italian restaurant would be proud of. Bring the Italian sunshine in to your home and enjoy!
'These are the foods and dishes of my childhood, a time when food was never wasted and good nutritious meals were always cooked from scratch. I hope you enjoy recreating these recipes and not only during this challenging time, but also for many years to come.' Gennaro
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 favourite. He regularly appears on 'Saturday Kitchen' on BBC1 and in his own TV series, 'Two Greedy Italians' on BBC2 of which there are two series. In 1999, he opened Passione in London, which was awarded Best Italian restaurant in 2005. Gennaro has authored a number of cookbooks, has his own YouTube food channel, and is an ambassador for Citalia, Bertolli and Hotpoint. He has over 530k followers on Instagram. He lives in east London with his wife and twin daughters.