Avventura: Journeys in Italian Cuisine was my first television
series! It's a travelogue, a road trip through Italy, where you'll see the country and meet some incredible people; farmers, artists,
shopkeepers and, of course, chefs!
So in these pages you'll come with me while I go on a series of adventures: learning how to prepare traditional Italian foods with the experts, searching out what is arguably the best bread in the world in Soverato, hunting for the rich, earthy gourmet truffles near Spoleto with a professional truffle hunter, hitting a harvest festival in Tuscany. The chefs, home cooks, artists, farmers that we encountered were generous and let me come into their worlds and dig in. I was a cookie chef, a baker, a potter, a farmhand for a day! Italians cook with the season, with what is available locally, and from region to region you'll learn about some of the different specialties, each with their own traditions and ways of preparation.
I was also a tourist in the country of my ancestors enjoying the history and the beauty, always with an eye out for a new adventure.