Next Episode of Gino's Italian Escape is
Season 5 / Episode 8 and airs on 20 December 2017 20:00
Gino D'Acampo is back in his homeland of Italy, showcasing handpicked gems along the Mediterranean coastline, some of which he has strong personal connections to. For some it is for their beauty, but all for the incredible food stories and ingredients that come from these places. Travelling by boat, car, train and his trusty moped, Gino shows us the most breathtaking sites, visits ancient cities and meets local artisans that still use traditional methods to produce world class ingredients. Gathering local know how, Gino then creates delicious dishes using only a handful of ingredients in stunning backdrops. This really is a slice of Italian summer, to brighten up your autumnal evenings!
Tonight Gino is on the ancient island of Elba, famous for Napoleon, but also in Italy, for its honey and its iron production.
Gino meets an octogenarian who is known as the ‘bee whisperer' who creates award winning honey, he visits the now disused mines to experience Italy's past and no trip to Elba is complete without a visit to Napoleon's house.
Gino's experiences are the inspiration for a melt in your mouth honey chicken dish and an easy-peasy risotto cooked on a beach made of iron!
Tonight, Gino is in Italy's food basket, Salerno and the home of one of its food heroes… water buffalo Mozzarella.
Gino has to get his hands dirty before he can claim this world-class cheese by massaging the majestic beasts. He also takes a trip to the ancient ruins in Paestum and learns how to make handmade fusilli pasta the traditional way, up in the beautiful mountains that overlook the sea.
Tonight Gino returns to the area he grew up in, the bay of Naples. Home of the pizza, street food and fantastic seafood, this is foodie paradise. First Gino shows us how to make THE Neapolitan breakfast, then for lunch he goes up on the roof to make a classic fish dish and then after a flying visit to the foothills of the mighty mount Vesuvius, Gino's back on the coast to whip up a romantic dinner for two.
Tonight Gino reveals the rugged and wild region that is Calabria. Its landscape is as breathtaking as the powerhouse ingredients it produces and this week it's about fire and spice, with eye watering chillies, a new wonder salami, and then an Italian ingredient that is as English as they come. Join Gino as he explores this vast region by train, taking in the coast and the mountains, and creates two dishes in honour of this wild region.
Often featured on bucket lists, The Aeolian Islands is the final destination on Gino's epic coastal journey. Tonight he visits the two contrasting islands of Salina and Panarea to find out what they contribute the the italian kitchen, and it turns out, quite a lot. Join Gino as he finds out what keeps Robert Di Niro coming back to these islands, and has a watery encounter with a creature of the deep.
Gino D'Acampo(Gino D'Acampo)
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