Friday's TV pick: Gino's Italian Escape

Published Friday, Sep 19 2014, 15:01 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Our mouths will be watering tonight as Gino's Italian Escape hits the gastronomic region of Emilia-Romagna.

The special climate and fertile soil make this one of the world leaders in producing food served at the top restaurants catering for royals and celebrities.

Gino's Italian Escape, ITv, Fri 19 Sep


Famous for its outstanding cured meats, here Gino discovers an ancient cellar packed with the king of cured meats – culatello. These prized, refined hams hang like bats from the cellar roof, and there's one there reserved especially for Prince Charles!

The area is also home to Parmesan cheese, and after buying a wedge, Gino knocks up a dish of fried aubergine, juicy tomato and soft mozzarella, topped with basil and olive oil. Bellisimo!

Gino's Italian Escape, ITV, 8pm

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