Bonacini's Italy

May 2020

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.

Season 2 Episode 5 - Venetto

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From hearty inland crops to fresh food of the sea, the Venetian region covers it all. Michael begins with the sea as he serves up soft shell crab which he pairs with tangy aioli made from sundried tomatoes. Moving inland for his primo, Michael twists together two classic Venetian dishes to make a new favourite - radicchio ...

Season 2 Episode 4 - Tuscany

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Michael celebrates Tuscany's fine cuisine with four of his favourite dishes, including mushroom soup, lamb ragu, porchetta-style duck, and a creamy coffee custard.
April 2020

Season 2 Episode 3 - Valle Daosta

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Delving into the cold mountainous region of Valle D'Aosta, Michael whips up four hearty dishes that are sure to warm up any chilly day. Wild mushrooms and lardo on rye, chestnut fettucine with pork and cabbage, stuffed veal cutlets, and hazelnut cookies make up the menu.

Season 2 Episode 2 - Molisa

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Michael highlights the tiny region of Molise, exposing some of its best kept savoury secrets including a multi-layered chicory timbale - a pie filled with fresh chicory, ripe roma tomatoes, prosciutto, pecorino, and breadcrumbs. Michael's primo is a spicy octopus in purgatory. For his secondo, Michael cooks up a traditiona...

Season 2 Episode 1 - Basilicata

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Chef Michael Bonacini explores the mountainous region of Basilicata with a feast fit for any celebration. Beginning with an antipasto that caters to the region's southern heat, Michael stuffs crunchy sweet peppers with ripe tomatoes, savoury anchovies, and fresh oregano. Moving on to the primo, Michael cooks up a creamy ve...
March 2020

Season 1 Episode 5 - Calabria

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Chef Michael Bonacini explores the diversity of the Italian region Calabria by making fresh tuna to hearty pork to a sumptuous orange cake.

Season 1 Episode 4 - Puglia

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Host Michael Bonacini makes Apulian classics like artichoke cheese panzerotti.