Episode 6 preview: Naples

Gino makes Spaghetti Vongole

This week 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.

Episode 5 preview: Salerno and Paestum

Gino D'Acampo prepares a vegetable fusilli pasta dish

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.

Episode 4 preview: Elba

Gino whips up two dishes with connections to the island of Elba

Gino visits 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!