Bonacini's Italy - Season 2 Episode 1 - Basilicata
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 vermicelli frittata. Using leftover pasta, he combines eggs with cheese, anchovies, and chili flakes for extra flavour to make a classic Basilicata dish.
Bonacini's Italy was broadcast on SBS ONE at Sunday 8 November 2020, 08:30.
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Bonacini's Italy is a cooking show presented by celebrity Welsh-Canadian chef Michael Bonacini. He is the co-founder of one of Canada’s leading fine dining restaurant companies, Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants, and explores the heritage and history of the rich Italian cuisine in this program. Cooking, he takes viewers on a trip through 15 Italian regions, exploring the flavours and ingredients that make each of these areas unique. Each episode of the show is set in a contemporary kitchen and takes the viewers through an entire meal from one region, from antipasto, soup, or salad, to delicious primo, succulent secondo, and even sometimes a decadent dolce. At the same time, Bonacini entertains his viewers with stories of his travels in Italy and tells us interesting facts about each region he focuses on.