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Gino’s Italian Family Adventure: Jess in Puglia / ITV 21 Dec 2021

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Gino’s Italian Family Adventure: Jess in Puglia

Gino D’Acampo explores the roots of his passion for food, rediscovering the places and the flavours that shaped him and inspired him to become a chef. This time, he takes his wife Jess on a romantic getaway to Puglia. They visit the picturesque `village of love”, before Gino cooks up a very special meal at a stunning masseria.

Gino D’Acampo is back in his beloved Italy, but this time he is joined by his wife Jess and their three children, as he takes his family to explore the hidden gems of Sardinia and the very best of Southern Italy.  

Gino wants his British born and bred bambinos to discover their Italian roots and where his passion for food began. He takes them on a journey from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia to his crazy hometown, Naples and from the stunning Cilento coast to rustic Calabria and sun-soaked Puglia. Along the way immersing them in the Italian way of life and cooking up some of his favourite family recipes.

This is a tour of all that Gino loves most dearly about Southern Italy – its food, culture and stunning locations. Gino’s children visit Sardinia every summer on holiday, but the family rarely ventures further and Gino is determined to plunge them into the real Italy and embrace their heritage, as he leads them on a series of surprising trips that bring them closer to each other and to the wonderful food he loves. 

Season 1 Episode 6
Runtime: 30 minutes
Time: 19:30
Airdate: 21 Dec 2021
Network: ITV

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