Buonissimo! is Gino's second collection of recipes. Divided into 5 chapters, this book will cover recipes for the family - whatever your family. 'Romantico' offers recipes for two - sexy food, sensual ingredients. 'Salute' is food for sharing - dinner parties as well as party food, appetisers and barbecues. In 'Facile facile' are Gino's versions of takeaway favourites - an Italian hamburger, healthy fish 'n' chips (Gino recently won BBC2's Take on the Takeaway challenge) food that children, and adults, will enjoy. 'Per tutti i giorni' are nutritious weekday meals, while 'Per Me' are recipes specially designed for 1 person, including one-pot meals and comfort food.
Gino was born in Napoli in the south of Italy into a large family. The food they ate was very traditional - simple recipes based on fresh and healthy fruit, vegetables, fish and meat.
'My grandfather said that a good recipe doesn't need many ingredients because if the ingredients are good quality and full of flavour, why do you have to cover up or change their taste'. This is a philosophy Gino has stuck to since he first started in the kitchen. After training at the Luigi de Medici Catering College, Gino came to London at 19 and worked at The Orchard Restaurant in Hampstead and then at the Cambio restaurant in Surrey.
Gino is the author of several best-selling books including Gino's Healthy Italian for Less, Gino's Italian Coastal Escape, Gino's Italian Escape and Gino's Italian Adriatic Escape.
He is married to Jessica and they have three children, Luciano, Rocco and Mia.