An Evening with Gennaro Contaldo – Talk, Demo & Tastings
Gennaro’s warmth, Italian spirit and sense of fun have led him to be one of our most-loved chefs. He is renowned for being a mentor to Jamie Oliver and teaching him, with Carluccio, everything about Italian cooking. We’re delighted to welcome Gennaro back to Bath to celebrate his new book, Gennaro’s Cucina.
In an era of excessive convenience and disposable food waste this book could not come at a better time.
Cucina povera is the food that traditionally fed the poor of Italy yet remains the basis of most Italian dishes we love to eat today. It’s a simple philosophy – delicious, hearty meals using accessible and affordable ingredients. Encouraging an ethos of zero waste, Gennaro’s Cucina ensures that every part of the ingredient, and your budget, is put to good culinary use.
Along with the majority of post-war Italian families, a young Gennaro was raised on a diet harvested on a limited budget. Restricted choice of scarce ingredients meant they learnt the value what they had, how to cook dishes lovingly and use imaginative methods of preservation to make simple dishes go far: including salting, drying and curing.
Event Time: 7.30pm (please arrive for 7pm)
Location: Toppings Of Bath
Price: £25 (includes book)