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Gennaro Contaldo

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Gennaro is widely known as the Italian legend who taught Jamie Oliver all he knows about Italian cooking

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Biography

Born in Minori on the Amalfi Coast, Gennaro is widely known as the Italian legend who taught Jamie Oliver all he knows about Italian cooking.  He still works with Jamie on the hugely successful chain of Italian restaurants ‘Jamie’s Italian’ designing and sourcing the menu along with training the staff and making sure they all live up to his high Italian standards.
 
Gennaro's TV credits include two series of ‘Two Greedy Italians’ with Antonio Carluccio for BBC2. He also has a channel on Jamie Oliver's Food Tube called 'Gennaro' and is a regular on the main Food Tube channel.

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Gennaro regularly appears as the Italian food expert and as a top chef on ‘Saturday Kitchen’.  He has also appeared on ‘Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast', 'Jamie’s Christmas’, ‘Jamie at Home’, ‘Jamie’s Italy’, ‘Jamie’s Kitchen’, ‘Oliver’s Twist’, ‘Market Kitchen’, ‘Jimmy’s Farm’, ‘Country File: Summer Diaries’ and Sky One’s ‘Greatest Dishes in the World’.
 
His first cookbook - named after his former award winning restaurant Passione - was published by Headline in 2003, became winner of the ‘Gourmand World Cookbook - Best Italian Cuisine Book 2003’, and was short listed for the André Simon Award.
 
Gennaro co-wrote the two tie in books to ‘Two Greedy Italians’ and which have sold over 100,000 copies. The series has already been shown in 10 territories around the world and the book has been translated into a number of different languages. 


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Photo credit: Simon Burt Photography

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