Anyone who knows me, they know that I love my coffee. But when I say I love my coffee, I’m talking about 10 to 15 coffees per day!
– Gino D'Acampo
Gino's Italian adventures continue in Naples - the area of Italy where he was born and where he trained to be a chef. Here, he examines the foods and ingredients that have made the city famous - pizza and coffee!
Naples is world famous for its pizza and credited for inventing the Margherita pizza of mozzarella, tomato and basil in 1889.
Whilst in Naples Gino investigates the Neapolitan food trend of fried pizza – and helps an award winning chef make this surprisingly tasty street snack.
I know it sounds a bit strange, but believe me it is sensational. I grew up with it and I want everybody to see it
– Gino D'Acampo on fried pizza
Enthused by the mouth-watering food around him, Gino shows off a dish invented by his mother – chicken in breadcrumbs, topped with fresh mozzarella with a pizza-style sauce. A dish Gino stills makes for his own sons today. Before he leaves the city centre, Gino is thrilled to find a tiny café, which serves sixty-three different types of coffee! Fantastico!
The region’s volcanic landscape is the inspiration for Gino’s final Neapolitan location. To the west of Mount Vesuvius lies an extinct volcano, which houses a quaint organic restaurant. Gino picks vegetables and herbs inside the fertile crater – and creates a sumptuous courgette frittata, topped with a vibrant tomato, basil and olive salsa.