A new book from the Italian legend who taught Jamie Olier all he knows about Italian cooking. Born just feet away from the sea on Italy's stunning Amalfi coast, chef, food writer, TV personality, and restaurateur Gennaro Contaldo learned from his parents how to seek out wild food'free-diving for oysters, foraging for wild mushrooms, and missing school to go fishing. This adventurous spirit lived on throughout Gennaro's career in food and was what went on to inspire Jamie Oliver to call Gennaro his ?London dad.' It was summed up here in this first, glorious collection of his favorite Italian recipes. This cookbook features photographs from Gennaro's childhood, alongside stunning food and travel photography. Over 100 recipes, and delightful personal recollections, share the secrets of Gennaro's love affair with Italian food and will inspire cooks of all abilities to taste the true flavors of the Italian coastline. Buon appetito!