Let Gino solve your dinner dilemmas with 130 delicious and quick dishes that will inspire you to leave behind the same dull, after-work meals. With recipes organised by ingredients, so you can easily find a dish using what you have in the cupboard or fridge, there are chapters on: * Soups & Small Plates * Chicken * Meat * Fish & Seafood * Pasta * Vegetables * Desserts Also featuring a comprehensive section on Gino's handy hints and tips for quicker cooking, such as organising your workspace, the equipment that you really need (and the stuff you can do without) and essential store cupboard ingredients for fast flavour. Plus shortcuts to get ahead, such as making flavoured oils and freezing chopped herbs and batches of sauce to have on standby. This book promises minimum effort, maximum satisfaction - in just 20 minutes.
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 Fantastico!, Gino's Pasta, Italian Home Baking and Gino's Italian Escape.
He is married to Jessica and they have three children, Luciano, Rocco and Mia.