Gino D'Acampo labels tinned pasta 'dog food'

‘Italians everywhere are weeping’: Bizarre ‘carbonara’ made with tinned spaghetti, processed cheese and sliced hot dogs appals foodies – and is branded ‘dog food’ by Gino D’Acampo

  • Gino D’Acampo has branded tinned pasta ‘dog food’ in an explosive rant  
  • Italian chef, 43, said viral ‘carbonara dish’ was ‘everything that is wrong with UK’
  • Bizarre meal was made of tinned spaghetti, sliced cheese and chopped hot dog 

When you don’t have all the right ingredients to hand, there’s nothing wrong with experimenting, but one man’s attempt at carbonara using tinned spaghetti was left foodies horrified.   

In a post shared to popular Facebook Group Rate My Plate, user Steven S posted a picture of a cut up tinned spaghetti, topped with a slice of American-style burger cheese and chopped hot dog sausage.

Commenters were horrified, by the concoction and branded it the ‘worst thing they’ve ever seen’, while the dish also provoked a furious rant from celebrity chef Gino D’Acampo on today’s episode of This Morning. 

The Italian-born chef told the show: ‘That is food for dogs, if you want my opinion on the dish.’

In a post shared to popular Facebook Group Rate My Plate , user Steven S posted a picture of a cut up tinned spaghetti, topped with a slice of American-style burger cheese and chopped hot dog sausage.

Gino D’Acampo, 43, was reacting to a Facebook user’s attempt at making a ‘carborna’ which foodies branded the ‘worst thing they’ve ever seen’. He is pictured in Northern Italy in December

The bizarre concoction quickly went viral receiving nearly 8,000 comments of people sharing their disgust, after it was shared to Facebook. 

‘In what world is that carbonara??? Italians everywhere are weeping over this monstrosity,’ one user wrote 

‘Now that, my friend, is one of the worse things I have seen on this page. I wonder what you had to drink with it – a nice glass of vinegar? That’s a bit like wine isn’t it?’ another added.

Knowing his passion for Italian cooking, Phillip Schofield revealed he sent a picture of the carbornara to Gino ‘to wind him up a bit’.

Knowing his passion for Italian cooking, Phillip Schofield revealed he sent a picture of the carbornara to Gino ‘to wind him up a bit’. Holly and Phil are pictured laughing at the rant

And it clearly worked, with Gino launching an hilarious rant against the dish. 

In a voice note played out on air, Gino, who is in lockdown at his home in Sardinia with his family says: ‘This is what is wrong with this country, I’ve been showing how to make carbonara for over 20 years, especially on This Morning, and yet people still call it a carbonara because it’s got a little bit…’

Taking a breath to get his thoughts together, he continued: ‘Pasta that is in a tin! Who eats pasta that’s in a tin? That is food for dogs, so if you want my opinion on the dish..’

This Morning also showed a 2010 clip from the show, when Holly insulting Gino by comparing an authentic Italian dish he was cooking to a ‘British carbonara’.

Still fuming, Gino paused again to before continuing: ‘Let me calm down, because it’s very early in the morning here and I haven’t had a coffee yet. That dish is suitable for doggies.

‘Holly, Phillip, I love you but never send me that, don’t do that, just don’t, mwah mwah mwah, I love you.’ 

‘I think he quite liked it’ Holly joked.  

‘Get off the fence Gino!’ added Phil, unable to hold back laughter. 

This Morning also showed a 2010 clip from the show, when Holly insulting Gino by comparing an authentic Italian dish he was cooking to a ‘British carbonara’.

In a clip which has since earned viral fame Gino responds: ‘If my grandmother had wheels, she would have been a bike,’ he said, making Holly and Phillip collapse in laughter. 

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