BBC – Two Greedy Italians in Liguria
October 14, 2011 by Anna Merulla / Tags: Antonio Carluccio , BBC , bella figura , chefs , food , Gennaro Contaldo , holidays , italian cuisine , Jamie Oliver , Liguria , tours , Two Greedy Italians / 1 Comment
Initially I thought it was a joke when I received a call from the english director series of the programme, who asked me if I was available to collaborate with them and help to prepare the series “Two Greedy Italians” shot in Liguria, in my region.
I was excited at the idea and, of course I accepted to be part of the project. I am a fan of Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo and watched the last series. How could I refuse it?
In few days I was involved in the production. Soon I met the two great presenters Antonio and Gennaro and worked with them and the all wonderful troupe to the new series. As you can understand I can not reveal any particular of the series shot in Liguria, but I just can say that the theme of this episode is the Italian concept of “bella figura” in the gastronomy field.
The two great chefs Antonio and Gennaro, return to the Italy they left more than 40 years ago, to discover what has changed in Italian culture and how that has affected the way Italians eat. In the series shot in Liguria they want to let English people understand what the Italian philosophy of la “Bella figura” means for Italian people. For this reason, we met many great ligurian people which had the opportunity to explain what the concept of “bella figura” meant for them.
The BBC2 will broadcast the series in 2012. So, stay tuned!
Thu, 26th Apr 2012 – BBC “Two Greedy Italians” – Liguria and La Bella Figura
Meanwhile let’s discuss about the “bella figura” concept (the Italian “beautiful figure”). What does this concept mean for you?