Two Greedy Italians Series Two: Still Hungry – a Review
BBC’s acclaimed food and travel documentary ‘Two Greedy Italians’ which is released on April 22nd by Fremantle Home
everyday life as Italy,
a country whose unique topography has resulted in distinct regional differences
that are vibrantly alive and passionately celebrated. In this second series,
the kings of Italian cuisine, Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo, return to
to remember their pasts and discover how the culinary capital of the world is
changing the way it cooks and eats. The relationship between the two chefs is affectionate but with a little bit of an edge, the documentary is beautifully shot and even without the cooking, you will enjoy the Italian scenery and the stories of the people they meet.
episodes, Antonio and Gennaro create dishes using recipes, ingredients and influences
they discover along their journeys as well as some of their own favourite
traditional meals. Throughout this series we explore both town and country,
seeing how every Italian province has a unique culinary palette as inspired by
its spectacular geography.
from the series, making this a DVD that’s good enough to eat…
and Arrangiarsi – I think this was probably my favourite episode where Antionio and Gennaro live by their wits, hunting for mushrooms and stealing grapes from the roadside. We find out about Braesolo from Lombardy and Ricotta (which simply means re-cooked). I loved the chestnut mill designed by Leonardo da Vinci and the gnocchi that Gennaro makes with the chestnut flour.
Studio: Fremantle Home Entertainment
Pre-order at online store: £14.00
I received a copy of the Two Greedy Italians Series Two DVD, I was not paid for this review and all opinions are my own.