Italian Food Safari

January 2021

S1 Ep6

3.0 5 x
Guy discovers a huge family vegetable and herb garden in Melbourne’s suburbs which provides meals and even the wine to drink with it. Maeve finds prosciutto in Adelaide, and is cooked pasta and beans by Armando Percuoco in his country estate. In Melbourne, cheesemaker Giorgio Linguanti takes Guy back to his childhood, whil...

S1 Ep5

3.0 4 x
Tonight, Maeve visits the crayfishermen off Geraldton and tastes just how good a 'cray on the barbie' can be. Guy drops in on Melbourne chef Maurizio Esposito to learn the secrets of his delicious crayfish gnocchi recipe. Maeve then seeks out the best pizza and Guy discovers artichokes. Also, Sicilian-born gelato-makers ex...

S1 Ep4

3.0 2 x
Tonight, Guy visits dedicated Melbourne artisan baker Daniel Chirico and tastes bread straight from the oven. Guy then demonstrates a delicious bread-based salad called panzanella. Maeve learns about the Italian passion for veal and meets passionate Western Australian butcher Vince Garreffa. And celebrated Sydney chef Nino...
December 2020

S1 Ep3

2.5 2 x
Tonight's is all about the glorious tomato, with Guy joining tomato grower John Monigatti on Echuca's black soil plains during harvest. Maeve then shares tomato day with a large Calabrese clan - the Cipri family in suburban Sydney who have made fresh tomato sauce every year since the patriarch Severio arrived in Australia...

S1 Ep2

Expired 3.0 2 x
Tonight, we head to Fremantle to join the last sardine fisherman on the Western Australia coast - Jim Mendolia who supplies the fresh fish market. Melbourne cook Rosa Mitchell shows Guy the secrets of her delicious classic recipe for stuffed sardines. And Maeve visits the Baldino family at L'Abruzzese Pasta in Adelaide to ...

S1 Ep1

Expired 3.0 2 x
Join Maeve O'Meara and Melbourne chef Guy Grossi in an Australian-wide celebration of traditional Italian food and culture. Tonight, Maeve takes a look at the tradition of the wood-fired oven, which many Italians constructed in their backyards when they arrived in Australia.
November 2020

S1 Ep13

Expired 3.5 10 x
Guy learns how buffalo mozzarella is made and finds the secret of its taste and texture. He then shares his recipe for Caprese salad with mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil. Suckling lamb is a dish of celebration in Italy, and restaurateur Robert Marchetti shows how it's prepared. Next, a Calabrese lunch hosted by Perth butch...

S1 Ep12

Expired 3.5 1 x
Maeve joins Claude Basile for black ink pasta, and restaurateur Beppi Polese shows how his famous baccala mantecato is made. In Melbourne, specialist butcher Roger Ongarat explains what makes pork and fennel sausages such a favourite in Italian households. Chef Alessandro Pavoni demonstrates how to make the perfect risotto...
October 2020

S1 Ep11

Expired 3.0 3 x
Guy hunts rabbit with chef Daniel Airo-Farula, while Maeve visits Stefano Manfredi on the Central Coast where he has planted a vegetable garden full of Italian produce ready for a classic minestrone. In Melbourne, Adelina Pulford shows Guy how to make the silkiest creamy panna cotta with prosecco, while Italian expatriate ...
September 2020

S1 Ep10

Expired 3.0 2 x
In a beautiful house in the Adelaide Hills, chef Salvatore Pepe cooks perfect bistecca served with white beans. Guy shares his recipe for fresh pasta and Andrew Cibej makes a spinach, ricotta and potato-filled ravioli. Maeve is surrounded by almond blossom in South Australia, visiting Munno Parra Downs, and Guy joins Melbo...