Way to man’s heart is his stomach. Cooking good food is an art. However, not all are blessed with the talent but one can always perfect it by watching cookery shows and reading cook books.

Gino D’Acampo’s Fantastico is a great book to learn different delicacies in simple ways. This book consists of some amazing recipes, straight from Gino D’Acampo’s kitchen. The best feature of this book is not only it has finger licking recipes but also a touch of Gino’s buffoonery that makes it a must read for all food lovers.

What makes this book an entertaining way of learning great cooking tips is apart from healthy food, Gino has guts to use cheese and cream that he is extremely fond of. The ingredients used by him are all easily available in local market.

Gino’s vegetarian section is wonderful. The recipes not only taste good but are also easy to prepare. He has included his specialties like the Italian-style Shepherd’s Pie and Cornish Pasties, Moroccan-style pasta and a Chinese-influenced Italian Broccoli Stir-fry. His chicken recipes are high on taste and are ready in just half-an-hour’s time.

Gino was born to a poor Neapolitan family. He inherited his cooking skills from his father, a head chef. At the age of fifteen he went to Luigi de Medici Catering College and further enhanced skills in various restaurants in Europe. A young D’Acampo has also cooked in Perignon in Nice and a spell as Head Chef at Sylvester Stallone’s Mambo King in Marbell.

From a pizza oven cleaner to food manager at a Pavarotti reception, Gino has achieved a lot at a very tender age. He currently owns an import and distribution company in Bonta Italia and has been continuing as the development consultant chef for ready-meal manufacturing companies. Gino’s cooker shows are very popular on TV. The book Fantastico!: Modern Italian Food is sure to get popular with its release.

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