In the next episode of Gino's adventures in Italy he explores the intriguing region of Puglia – where centuries old tradition meets modern day Italy.
The region is world-famous for its olive oil and Gino takes a close look at the gnarled olive trees, which have dominated the landscape for thousands of years. In the shade of an old masseria – or farmhouse – Gino dishes up a carpaccio of tender beef fillet, served with a refreshing Italian gremolata dressing and rocket salad.
Gino’s culinary quest continues in Puglia’s capital – Bari – where he samples an innovative olive oil ice cream. And later, tucked away in one of Bari’s medieval side streets, Gino discovers a group of local ladies who spend their day skilfully and rapidly handcrafting orecchiette - or ‘little ears’ - pasta.
As Gino finishes his time in Bari, he heads out to the town’s harbour at sunset, to see how the locals spend their evening.