The clue’s in the name, as Jamie Oliver and his long-time mentor Gennaro Contaldo visit Italy in an attempt to uncover the nation’s culinary secrets.
The pair visit eight regions – from Puglia to Tuscany and Rome – beginning with the lush Aeolian Islands, north of Sicily. As a chef who has long championed home cooking, it’s no wonder Jamie is drawn to the country that apparently boasts “the best home-cooked recipes in the world”.
Jamie taps the knowledge of the local ‘nonnas’, or grandmothers, who pass on to the famed chef their fabled, generations-old recipes; starting with squid and rabbit in the first episode.
Jamie Cooks Italy is coming to TVNZ 1 February 14th at 8.30pm.
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