With sun-drenched landscapes, colourful characters and hearty flavours, this series is a cookery show, a travelogue and a love letter to Italy - all under a brilliant blue Mediterranean sky.
The Godfather of Italian gastronomy, Antonio Carluccio, takes a trip through Southern Italy, exploring this fascinating area, meeting its people and sampling the region's intensely evocative flavours and specialities.
His tour of the South takes him from Sardinia to Sicily and from Campania to Calabria, with visits to Rome, Puglia and Basilicata. Among the treats in store are an impromptu barbecue in a vineyard; a shepherd's feast in the Barbagia Mountains; a Neapolitan pizza-making class; a moonlit octopus-fishing trip and a San Lorenzo's night grill for 10 men named Lorenzo.
With his customary relaxed charm Antonio chats with the locals and joins weddings, festivals, traditions and local farmers - capturing the essence of Southern Italian cooking with enthusiasm and personality. Special Features:
Carluccio And The Leopard": A recently broadcast hour-long special shown on BBC4 - Antonio Carluccio travels to Sicily to discover more aboutthe great modern Italian novel, The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. Amidst breathtaking scenery, Antonio explores the history and culture of the island and cooks the dishes that are such an integral part of the book
With sun-drenched landscapes, colourful characters and hearty flavours, this series is a cookery show, a travelogue and a love letter to Italy
food, italy, antonio carluccio
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“Well if this DVD doesn't get you wanting to head into the kitchen and cook up something quick and delicious then I despair. It may also have you heading to the travel agents (real or online) to book a ticket to Italy to sample the real thing.Engaging and approachable Antonio expresses a real, simple love of food set of-course in the most evocative settings that will make you green with envy. It has changed my whole approach to cooking italian - light sauces, a bit of chilli and few ingredients. The pot roast chicken with potatoes (though not an Antonio recipe) is now a family favourite - good food doesn't get much better.Settle down in front of the telly with a cold glass of white and enjoy.”
From: Fiona Davey