Jamie Oliver kicks off his latest culinary odyssey on Monday evening as he travels around eight different Italian regions to learn from those who called the cuisine their own. Great food in Italy isn’t about Michelin stars; it’s about traditional home cooking, so in this new series, Jamie and his friend and mentor Gennaro Contaldo will be going right to the heart of Italian cuisine.
In this episode, Jamie begins his adventure with a visit to his old friend Gennaro before the two of them head out to travel around the Aeolian Islands. During his stay on the archipelago, Jamie learns from the locals how to prepare an authentic stuffed squid dish and showcases his own skills as he creates his perfect Sunday lunch for the whole family.
Jamie Cooks Italy – Monday 8:30pm on Channel 4.