Greedy Italian Gennaro Contaldo tells us why you won’t find his favourite cookbook on Amazon…
Your earliest food memory
Food was always around me and talked about constantly so I simply grew up with it!
Your favourite cookbook
Il Cuoco Per Tutti - An old Neapolitan cookbook dating back from late 1800′s. It’s torn and tatty, but it’s my bible!
Your favourite place to eat
A small Italian restaurant owned by two friends of mine called 500 in Archway, North London. The food is excellent! I’ve voted for them in the Bertolli Spread Olive D’Oro Awards.
Your guilty pleasure
Black pudding. I love it but I shouldn’t!
Your secret ingredient
Bertolli Spread. In my cakes, pasta sauces, risotto as well as on my daily morning toast!
What excites you about food right now
Living in London because you can eat whatever world food you like!
What food trend you’d like to see die out
As long as it’s good food, lovingly and properly prepared and cooked, it should stay!
The next big thing in food
Ask someone younger!
What’s next for you
I still haven’t finished what I’ve started!
One piece of advice
Feeding our children good, healthy, nutritious meals but first educating the parents to do so!