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Gino's Italian Escape: Hidden Italy: Abruzzo
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Now that autumn is definitely upon us, it’s wonderful to be reminded of glorious sun-drenched Mediterranean holidays by Gino D’Acampo who visits some little-known areas of Italy, teasing out local recipes and characters.
He starts in the central area of Abruzzo where he makes and eats chitarra (squared-off spaghetti) as well as grilled lamb skewers with a green bean salad. He serves every recipe with a large portion of culinary tips: how to get the most flavour out of garlic and why he never salts meat before barbecuing etc. And, of course, he coats every description with a silky Italian accent that makes it sound so alluring.
Chef Gino D'Acampo returns to explore more of his native country, this time heading off the beaten track to meet people keeping age-old traditions alive, as well as showcasing the scenery and culture of these lesser-known parts of Italy. He begins in the central state of Abruzzo, learning about chitarra pasta, before heading along the historic Trabocchi coastline to meet a fisherman whose family use a traditional wooden machine for their livelihoods and then travelling into the mountains to meet Mauro, a farmer who also trains the local breed of sheepdog.
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