Gino D'Acampo faces backlash after using luxury ingredients amid crisis

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This Morning fans fumed as Gino D'Acampo used an extremely luxurious ingredient for his dish amid the great inflation over the cost of living.

Gino is a famous Italian celebrity chef and media personality based in the United Kingdom, best known for his food-focused television shows and cookbooks. D'Acampo rose to popularity as a regular chef on the ITV show This Morning, and various other shows.

Gino D'Acampo faces backlash after using luxury ingredients amid crisis Marc Secchi

Gino D'Acampo slammed for using truffle

Recently, the celebrity chef cooked a creamy chipolata and mascarpone pasta for viewers of the ITV show, as he returned to the blue sofa to join hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby. However, the star was criticized by viewers for insisting on using the truffle despite the fact that it cost three figures for a little slice.

Although the pasta was described as the 'perfect midweek dinner', several viewers complained that under the cost of living crisis, the dish should not have called for truffles due to their exorbitant cost. The use of such a costly dish to garnish the spaghetti was criticized by incensed viewers on Twitter, who said that it should and definitely could have been replaced.

Gino argued throughout the segment that the truffle was necessary and that it is what he would use at home. He said it was his son's idea to request the recipe's opulent addition on This Morning and joked that it would be deducted from the hosts' compensation.

However, viewers at home were baffled by the choice to use white truffles when so many people out there are unable to simply put food on the table. Anger-filled viewers criticized the show on social media, saying they would rather watch the team prepare ‘healthy meals on a budget’ than use pricey ingredients.

Fans' reactions to Gino's backlash

One raged:

‘Chef Gino calls ahead to make the show buy him a £100 truffle, which he then takes home. Really makes sense when people are struggling to pay for their shopping. Get real #ThisMorning.’

A second wrote: ‘Gino De Campo is all ego … 'I use white Truffle…. because I can' well good for you Gino. You utter moron… multi million pound TV contract to cook and chat s**t…. So out of touch. #CostOfLivingCrisis #ThisMorning.’

Another added: ‘A #CostOfLivingCrisis and @thismorning is cooking with Truffle costing £100/£150. Seriously? #OutOfTouch You poor people can use essence or extract! #ThisMorning,’ as a third angry fan wrote: ‘Is #Thismorning deliberately trying to antagonize viewers? We're in the middle of a financial crisis and they're using white truffle in their pasta recipe. They are trying to justify the £100 price tag because it flavors your eggs... wtf! Please @thismorning read the room!’

One penned: ‘#ThisMorning Tone deaf to what’s going on in the country at the moment. White truffle. Come on guys at least pretend to care,’ whilst another shared online following the segment, penning: ‘Nice to see #ThisMorning is in touch with the #CostOfLivingCrisis … currently cooking with one ingredient that’s £100 to £150.’

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