Following the success of Two Greedy Italians, Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo embark on a journey to explore Italy's distinct and varied terrains, and to find out how these have shaped the produce and, in turn, the people and their traditions. From snow-peaked mountains to lush plains, our two greedy Italians go in search of their homeland's varied culinary styles.
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Antonio is a chef, restaurateur and food expert. He has written 13 books, published worldwide and in 2007 he was awarded an honorary OBE - he truly is the father of Italian gastronomy.
Gennaro is one of the most respected Italian chefs - widely known as the legend who taught Jamie Oliver all he knows about Italian cooking. His restaurant 'passione' was awarded Best Italian restaurant in 2005.
After ten years developing the Carluccio's caffè business alongside Priscilla Carluccio, Antonio continues to work with the Carluccio's team on menu development and chef training whilst also concentrating on new projects.
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Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo return to Italy, where they continue their culinary journey.
8pm Thursday 19th April, BBC2
Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo return to Italy, where they continue their culinary journey. They begin in the southern region of Calabria, where they reminisce about their favourite childhood meals. Antonio reveals the secret of his hot packed-lunches while Gennaro shares his memories of the ritual pig kill. Featuring recipes for orzotto - a pork and pearl barley risotto - fish stew, and rice cake flavoured with orange.
Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo search for the meaning of the Italian phrase 'la bella figura' - making the best of yourself.
8pm Thursday 26th April, BBC2
Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo search for the meaning of the Italian phrase 'la bella figura' - making the best of yourself. They find a culture of admiration for the superficial in Portofino and set off around the coastal Liguria region in search of something more meaningful, and find what they are looking for in a priest working with social outcasts of society. Along the way they discover a 50 euro olive oil and the Cucina Bianca of Mendatica.
Gennaro sees if he still has the ability to live by l'arte di arrangiarsi and insists that he and Antonio only eat what food they can get for free.
8pm Thursday 10th May, BBC2
Arrangiarsi is the art of making do. Italians are known throughout the world for their wily ability to create something out of nothing. In the Rhaetian Alps, this was borne of a need to survive.
This episode explores Italian resourcefulness through the enterprising food skills of the Lombards. Gennaro sees if he still has the ability to live by l'arte di arrangiarsi and insists that he and Antonio only eat what food they can get for free. They enjoy chestnut gnocchi, bresaola and fresh butter.
The pair also learn from some of Italy's last remaining partisans just how tough life got in the mountains during the Second World War.
Chefs Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo compare the traditional role of men in the mountain villages of Lazio to that of their counterparts in Rome.
8pm Thursday 17th May, BBC2
Chefs Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo compare the traditional role of men in the mountain villages of Lazio to that of their counterparts in Rome. In the capital, the duo find that the masculine model of their youth is outworn, and discover that men are now willing to take on chores that were once considered outside their domain - including cooking. Featuring recipes for braised beef in red wine, sweet pepper omelette and bucatini pasta with bacon and chilli. Last in the series.