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Ainsley's Mediterranean Cookbook

  • Episode:

    1 of 10

  • Transmission (TX):

    Sun 22 Mar 2020

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    10.30am - 11.30am

  • Week:

    Week 13 2020 : Sat 21 Mar - Fri 27 Mar

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Wed 11 Mar 2020

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Episode 1

Ainsley's kicking off his journey across the Mediterranean in style on board a 44 ft catamaran where skipper Jean-Hughes teaches him the basics of sailing and they drop anchor in a crystal-clear cove on the island of Lavezzi where Ainsley tries his hand at paddle boarding. 

He cooks up some delicious recipes in the boat's galley kitchen, there are sensational seafood skewers with pepperonata and a quick and tasty Corsican mint omelette. Back on dry land it's time for a masterclass in the famous Corsican wild boar stew at a family run restaurant just outside of Ajaccio. 

Then Ainsley indulges in some patisserie at a classic French boulangerie, before cooking some sweet treats of his own, chestnut beignets, the perfect end to a wonderful day.