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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.
Gennaro’s TV credits include the fabulous series ‘Jamie Cooks Italy’ where Gennaro introduced Jamie to a number of Italian nonnas and featured their many shared recipes and BBC2’s ‘Two Greedy Italians’ alongside the late great Antonio Carluccio. He also regularly appears as the Italian food expert and main guest chef on BBC1’s ‘Saturday Kitchen’ and Channel 4’s ‘Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast’ and ‘Jamie’s Christmas’.
Over the last few years, Gennaro has been working with brands including Citalia, Bertolli and Birra Moretti – creating recipes for their YouTube channels and social media platforms. Follow Gennaro on Instagram on @gennarocontaldo and his Gennaro YouTube channel for recipe inspiration and delicious videos of all the wonderful dishes that Gennaro loves to make.
Gennaro has written over ten cookery books, with over 100,000 copies sold and some translated into foreign language editions. His latest book Limoni: Vibrant Italian recipes celebrating the lemon (Pavilion Books), is out now.
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