I bought this double dvd due to a long interest in Italian cookery but never enough nerve to try it properly. I had really enjoyed the Keith Floyd dvd trail across Italy and then Amazon suggested this series from the late 1990s. Thank you Amazon! This is the most gentle paced journey around southern Italy where nothing is too important, othing is to be rushed and everything is there to be loved and appreciated, from the scenery to the people and of course the food. Antonio is the most laid back of hosts, imagine the opposite of the odious Gordon Ramsay or clinical Gary Rhodes. Here, cooking is a way of wrapping your arms around people and caring about who they are, their cultural background, and eventually what ends up on the plate for everybody to devour.
I've watched this entire series a couple of times now and it is a very nice way to end a stressful day. Oh to be seated at just ONE of those many tables and share the company of these warm people in warm southern Italy!