Cannellini beans on bruschetta

Get the recipe for Gino's bruschetta with a twist - a satisfying lunch, starter or nibble for parties.

Cannellini beans on bruschetta

Credit: Matt Russell

"You might be tempted to think this recipe is just posh beans on toast, but to us Italians it’s an important dish, especially in regions where beans are a staple part of the diet."

– Gino

Bread stuffed with salami, cheese and vegetables

Try Gino's yummy stuffed bread, the perfect snack to share with your friends and family.

Gino's stuffed bread

Credit: Matt Russell

"While filming in Italy, we visited the amazing trulli houses of Alberobello. I had been to see these domed limestone dwellings as a child and was sure they must be where the Smurfs lived! We were lucky enough to be there for a local festival, and this was the ideal recipe to take, as it is perfect portable food. Stuff it with whatever veggies, cheeses or meats you fancy, but those listed below are my favourites."

– Gino

Cherry tiramisu

Try Gino’s twist on the classic Italian dessert.

Cherry Tiramisu

Credit: Matt Russell

"If I asked you to name one Italian dessert, I guarantee the vast majority would say tiramisu. However, not everybody likes the coffee that the biscuits are traditionally soaked in, so my version – inspired by a trip to the cherry orchards of Castello, where Ciro and his family grow wonderful fruit – uses liqueur instead. If making this for children, just leave out the booze and cook the cherries in a little water."

– Gino

Carpaccio of beef with gremolata

Gino's stylish starter that looks very smart but is actually really simple.

Carpaccio of beef

Credit: Matt Russell

"Carpaccio of beef is one of those dishes that every Italian serves on a Sunday. Although fillet beef is expensive, it is cut into thin slices so it goes along way, making you look more generous than you really are! This recipe is ideal to have as part of buffet-style lunch or as a starter."

– Gino