Gino’s back in his home country of Italy, but this time he’s experiencing it like never before! In this series he’s travelling on Italy’s railways, taking in some spectacular scenery on some of the most scenic train journeys in Europe.
Tonight he’s starting his epic journey across the border, in Breil-Sur-Roya, France, and arriving in Italy in style on a train journey that takes him right through the Alps.
In Italy, he’ll meet a local doctor who does his rounds on horseback, through vineyards and hazelnut groves, where Gino will prepare a scrumptious chocolate cheesecake.
A Neapolitan by birth, Gino D’Acampo was inspired to express his natural passion for cooking by his nonno, a respected head chef, and he entered the Luigi de Medici Catering College at the early age of fifteen. He continued to develop his skills through the kitchens of restaurants in Europe - this even included a spell as Head Chef at Sylvester Stallone’s ‘Mambo King’ in Marbella (he was 19) - before coming to England the following year.
In this series Gino will be exploring the North of Italy - as a Southern boy from Naples this is the part of his home country he is less familiar with. And he will be travelling by train! Because Northern Italy is home to some of the most scenic rail routes in the world!
From bestselling cookery author, Gino D'Acampo, comes a brand-new cookbook inspired by a culinary journey along Italy's most famous rail journeys.
Gino's Italian Express is a celebration of the delicious and authentic local foods Gino discovered on his train travels across beautiful Italy.
Packed with 80 brand-new recipes, Gino shows you how to cook Italian dishes at home with minimal effort, pronto!
Each recipe is in Gino's signature easy-to-follow style and perfect for both weeknight suppers and dinner parties alike.
Including all the recipes from Gino's major ITV series coming November 2019, Gino's Italian Express is the must-have cookbook for those wishing for a taste of Italy.
After 700 miles on the road, Gino finally reaches the end of his Adriatic journey. But before reaching the very tip of the heel of Italy’s boot, he stops off at the small town of Roca and cools off in the crystal clear waters.
After a short journey, he reaches Santa Maria di Leuca and and meets the priest of Puglia’s most southerly church, later cooking him a classic saffron risotto topped with balsamic chicken.
This area is famous for its enormous waterfall which cascades down from the church during public holidays. Gino gets the chance to turn the switch and release thousands of litres of water into the Adriatic below!
Finally, for the last dish of the series - and with the sea and white sandy beaches as a backdrop, Gino cooks locally caught swordfish with rosemary sautéed potatoes and tangy gremolata.