Bonacini's Italy

Season 2

Season 2, Episode 15 - Friui Venezia Giulia

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One of Italy's quieter regions, Friuli Venezia Guilia offers iconic dishes, waiting to be discovered. Michael Bonacini begins his exploration of the region with his take on a traditional meal - cheese crisp baskets with polenta and mushrooms.

Season 2, Episode 14 - Sardegna

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Appreciating island culture, Michael Bonacini explores the enchanting region of Sardegna and its exceptional cuisine. Michael begins his island feast with a taste of the sea through his antipasto of stuffed snails. Next, Michael prepares a luxurious and delicate lobster spaghetti, highlighting the fresh seafood of the regi...

Season 2, Episode 13 - Umbria

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Known for its lush landscape, Umbria is a region that offers fresh, seasonal ingredients perfect for simple yet boldly flavoured cuisine. To begin his Umbrian feast, Chef Michael Bonacini serves up a sweet and spicy antipasto of fried spicy tomato flatbread. For his primo, Michael brings our attention to an Umbrian special...

Season 2, Episode 12 - Lombardy

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Full of luxurious treats, the northern Italian region of Lombardy offers rich and delicious cuisine. Chef Michael Bonacini prepares stuffed squash blossoms with a creamy filling of parmesan, anchovies, and nutmeg. To follow, he cooks up a rich risotto Milanese. A feast for your eyes and taste buds, this risotto is coloured...

Season 2, Episode 11 - Calabria

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Chef Michael Bonacini explores sweet and spicy dishes hailing from the coastal region of Calabria. For his antipasto, Michael cooks up a light and refreshing brioche with gelato. Switching to spice for the primo, Michael prepares a spicy sausage and ricotta pasta. For his secondo, Michael goes for a hearty lamb au gratin w...

Season 2, Episode 10 - Emilia Romanga

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Michael delves into the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna to discover its iconic cuisine. He starts with mortadella mousse spread on fluffy Modena flatbreads, and tortellini in broth - dish originally from Bologna that can be easily altered to personal taste. For his secondo, Michael uses traditional ingredients and pairs ...

Season 2, Episode 9 - Campania

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Campania's beautiful coastline is filled with two things - tourists and seafood. Diving into the culture of the region, Michael begins his meal with a salad from the Island of Capri. Putting a twist on the classic dish, Michael's grilled Caprese salad combines fresh tomatoes, tangy balsamic, and a hint of sweetness from ba...

Season 2, Episode 8 - Lazio

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Filled with ruins in its bustling streets, the region of Lazio sticks with grandeur in all it does, including food! To introduce us to Lazio, Michael highlights its Jewish influence with crispy Roman Jewish-style artichokes. As crunchy as a potato chip, Michael's artichokes are a delicious fried treat that are a perfect wa...

Season 2, Episode 7 - Sicily

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Simplicity is key with Sicilian cuisine and Michael explores just how the region balances simplicity with intensity through four flavourful dishes. He starts with an antipasto of folded flatbread with ricotta and fennel seeds, and a primo of broccoli and sausage rigatoni.

Season 2, Episode 6 - Puglia

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Puglia's lush landscape and large coastline characterise its cuisine. Michael explores its native ingredients through some of his favourite Puglian meals. First up, he serves crispy fried mussels, followed by tomato and burrata risotto.