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This Morning fans fume as Gino uses £100 truffle in recipe amid cost of living crisis

This Morning fans fumed as Gino D’Acampo used a £100 item in his recipe amid the cost of living crisis.

The celebrity chef returned to join hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on the blue sofa today, as he made a creamy chipolata and mascarpone pasta for those tuning into the ITV show. However, his segment caused controversy amongst viewers as they slammed the star for insisting truffle should be used despite it costing a three figure sum for a tiny piece.

The pasta was described as a “perfect midweek dinner” but amid the cost of living crisis, many fumed it was inappropriate to have included the truffle in the recipe for its extortionate price tag. Angry fans took to Twitter to slam the show for using such an expensive food to garnish the pasta and it could have been done without.

food, this morning fans fume as gino uses £100 truffle in recipe amid cost of living crisis

Gino took to the kitchen today

During the segment, Gino insisted it needed the truffle and it’s what he would use at home. He said it was his son’s idea to ask This Morning for the luxury addition to the recipe, and joked it would be taken out of the hosts’ pay packet.

However, angry fans took to social media to slam the segment – and insist viewers would prefer to see the team creating “healthy meals on a budget” rather than using expensive ingredients to create their dish.

food, this morning fans fume as gino uses £100 truffle in recipe amid cost of living crisis

Gino told Holly and Phil they’d be taking the money for the truffle from their pay packets

” #ThisMorning for goodness sake, please use your cooking slot to produce healthy meals on a budget which I’m sure your viewers are crying out for. It’s not rocket science. Gino’s recipe with truffle was just insulting #Furious,” one wrote.

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 antagonise 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 flavours your eggs… wtf! Please @thismorning read the room!”

food, this morning fans fume as gino uses £100 truffle in recipe amid cost of living crisis

The truffle costs over £100

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.”

Gino’s rigatoni contained chipolatas, courgettes and mascarpone and white truffle was grated on top. They had stored the truffle in a container with rice and eggs, explaining that it would permeate into the eggs and rice if you wanted to make a risotto.

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