As much a celebration of Italy as its food, Gennaro's Italian Year brings this beautiful country vibrantly to life. From feast days to festivals, Christmas delicacies to summertime delights, chef Gennaro Contaldo expertly guides us through the Italian culinary year. Combining 120 seasonal recipes with stories from his childhood, he reveals which Italian fare is best and when. Told with irresistible passion and charm, Gennaro shows us how each season brings a tantalizing array of deliciously different dishes, like Chestnut Gnocchi with Sausage and Rosemary, Parsnip and Apple Soup, Fresh Fava Bean and Pecorino Cheese Salad, and Mixed Berry Sorbet. Sumptuously illustrated with 100 color photographs, this is a classic Italian lifestyle cookbook.