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Gino serves up a Sicilian treat at Bar Vitelli

Gino finishes his food odyssey of Sicily with a bang!

In the pretty town of Taormina, Gino learns how to make cannoli - Sicily's most famous sweet.

Gino climbs the craters of Mount Etna and tastes Etna fire water, a fiery tipple with a recipe that's stayed the same for centuries.

Gino then makes a personal pilgrimage to the town of Savoca, the setting of Corleone in The Godfather, which just so happens to be his favourite film of all time! Here he meets the owner, shares a world famous granita, and ends his magical journey by cooking on the terrace of this infamous bar.

How did he do that? Well, he made them an offer they couldn’t refuse!

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Gino visits the area of Sicily nicknamed the lemon riviera

Gino continues his journey around the exquisite island of Sicily, discovering how Sicily's history has influenced the food eaten and the ingredients used.

Crossing the island, Gino takes in the beautiful baroque towns of Noto and Modica and learns about chocolate and cassada.

Past the temples of Agrigento, Gino makes his way up the foothills of the mighty Mount Etna to Sicily's lemon riviera.

What better setting than a Sicilian lemon grove to make a sumptuous lemon risotto? Gino makes the most of beautiful local ingredients to create an amazing fresh risotto.

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Episode 4: Street Food and the Soul of Sicily

Picturesque Palermo is Sicily's capital city

Without seeing Sicily it is impossible to understand Italy - Sicily is the key to everything

– Goethe

The start of Gino’s Sicilian adventure takes him to Sicily’s capital, Palermo, probably best known for the organised crime network the mafia.

But Palermo is also famous for its street food and is ranked the fifth best street food city in the world. Gino visits street food market La Vicciria to try some tasty classics.

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Food glorious food... Sicilian street food

Gino says arrivederci to Sardinia and ciao to Sicily! Gino has never visited Sicily before and so this is a real journey of discovery for him.

Gino arrives in Sicily's buzzing capital city Palermo, home of the mafia, a vibrant street food culture and steeped in history. This port side city really stops Gino in his tracks!

After an unexpected encounter at a street food market, Gino meets the man who stood up to the mafia and tastes the infamous wine of the region, Marsala.

Gino finishes his day in a vineyard and cooks a beautiful chicken in marsala sauce.

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Episode 3: Southern Sardinia - Celebrate the Sea

Gino takes to the sea off the coast of Sardinia

They get all sorts of fish from sea bass, sea bream, octopus, fresh prawns - unbelievable

– Gino D'Acampo

Gino leaves behind Sardinia's rural inland and heads to the coast to celebrate the sea.

Sardinia has more than 1000 miles of shore with turquoise waters, golden sand, secluded coves and rugged cliffs with hidden caves. With all that coastline comes a sea full of sea life.

Gino heads south to the seaside region of Oristano where there's a thriving fishing community, and takes a trip on a fishing boat to meet a local fisherman.

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Gino discovers the fishy delights of Sardinia in this week's episode

Gino's back on the road in Sardinia, heading south to the coast and the capital Cagliari.

On his way he takes a fishing trip and learns how fishing in the deep blue Sardinian waters runs a close second to farming on the island.

In Cagliari, Gino is introduced to the unique textures and flavours the locals use to enhance their fish dishes.

After a whistle stop shop at Europe's largest covered market, he makes his way to the magical site of Nora, where he cooks a succulent tuna dish, as the sun sets over the ruins.

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Episode 2: Unlocking the Secrets of Sardinia

Political paintings can be found on walls all over Orgosolo

I want to learn what it is to be a true Sardinian... their traditions, their passions, and of course their food

– Gino D'Acampo

Leaving the coast behind, Gino travels inland to the mountainous heart of the island.

Gino visits Orgosolo, deep in the Barbagia region, a town with an abundance of art adorning every wall.

These murals started by way of political protest and now the tradition continues. The town has become infamous for art.