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Two Greedy Italians - Series 1 BBC [DVD]

Antonio Carluccio , Gennaro Contaldo    Exempt   DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Antonio Carluccio, Gennaro Contaldo
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Fremantle Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 2 April 2012
  • Run Time: 237 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0079K4YPG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,044 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


The kings of Italian cuisine Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo return to Italy together to remember their own pasts and discover how the culinary capital of the world is changing the way it cooks and eats. Travelling to different Italian regions, they uncover a changed Italy in some areas and a fiercely traditional, mostly untouched world in others.

In each of the four hour-long episodes, Carluccio and Contaldo will create dishes using recipes, ingredients and influences they discover along their gastronomic journey as well as some of their own favourite traditional meals.

The journey is distinctly personal, drawing upon Antonio and Gennaro's upbringing in Italy through their memories and anecdotes, whilst reflecting their sometimes fractious, often hilarious relationship.

INCLUDES 4 RECIPE CARDS - Taken from the accompanying book, so you can cook along at home.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars High praise 9 Jun 2012
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Absolutely fantastic.....cannot wait for series 2 to come out on DVD.Extremely refreshing approach with Antonio and Genaro sharing their family stories making this , in my eyes , some of the finest and most enthralling TV in many years.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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If you have seen the series on BBC you would be familiar with this show. Two renowned chefs take a tour of some of Italy's most beautiful and interesting places sampling a lot of the local cuisine, as well as cooking some of their own interpretations.
The recipes are generally pretty straightforward and worth trying (I have made several of the dishes described and have been impressed).
Watch this especially if you have just returned from, or are about to go to Italy!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love these guys 2 Sep 2012
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My favorite cooking show. I like the blend of easy recipes, humor, plain silliness, culture, great photography and the not so serious relationship between Antonio and Genarro. The show is never boring and I am always curious as of what they will do next. I hope they will do more shows ...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Italian Cooking with a difference 30 Jun 2012
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What an absolute delight to view. Whether you like Italian cooking or not, this video is highly amusing and informative.

The trip around Italy is fascinating.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 greedy Italians 19 Jun 2012
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I loved this - have watched it twice over in the first week -- some fabulous moments of fun and friendship between the two -- and some wonderful dishes cooked that they made so easy -- it does highlight how wonderful and healthy the Meditteranean diet is - and how varied -- of course it also shows how only fresh ingredients are used - and nothing is wasted. would recommend this highly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Warm, loving and great fun 26 Jan 2014
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I am an American living in Sicily. I first saw Gennaro Contaldo on the Italian cooking channel in several Jamie Oliver shows. He is what I found to be the epitome of the Italian culture; fun, loving and all about good food and family. When I saw he had his own series I had to order it. I am so glad I did. The loving friendship he has with his friend Antonio is just touching. All people should be so lucky to have such a wonderful friendship with someone. I've never heard of Antonio Carluccio until this series, but I am now a huge fan. A man with a wonderful smile, appetite and all meals make for a good time. Their kindred friendship is contagious. I only wish they could come to my home here in Sicily to cook a meal. What a wonderful evening it would be. So for now, I will have to just be content watching them on DVD. I feel like a voyeur into their friendship, and what a wonderful friendship it is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best about Italy on DVD 21 Dec 2013
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Good movies about people, customs, kitchen, cities and the nature of Italy. I will watch new series, and certainly them I will buy. To the best the plastic holder on whom DVD fasten, - because on bilateral fastening changed, disks in the course of post delivery constantly выпадывали in boxing from fixture, and very much scratched a protective layer that spoiled pleasure from purchase. Now, each disk on separate leaning-back fastening, also is reliably fixed. - Thanks))
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5.0 out of 5 stars compulsive 7 Aug 2013
A Pot-Pourri of travelogue, social comment, culinary exploration and culinary masterclass. All imbued with humour, mock criticism and sarcasm, combined with silliness in the correct proportions, that only 2 friends who love each other can enact. The only food video I would watch again and again.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommend.
Love this book and if you like their tele series so will you.
Published 28 days ago by Mrs M.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 3 months ago by Stuart Churchill
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD - love regional cooking/travel guides!
This DVD is great - full of beautiful, colourful landscapes throughout Italy, wonderful food, insight into customs and culture, both recent and past! Read more
Published 15 months ago by J-Ro
5.0 out of 5 stars You feel part of the journey.
Really inspiring stuff, they pack alot into each show and the result is fantastic - a joy to watch, shame they didn't make more!!
Published 16 months ago by P. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Two Greedy Italians - Series 1
Having grown up in an Italian family, I loved this series when it was first broadcast. It reminded me of childhood, and gave insight into the changes that have occurred in Italy... Read more
Published 16 months ago by J. Scialla
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good series
Many classics besides a history of these guys.
What say about 2 incredibles italians in Italy making lovely italian food? Nothing, just watch and by happy!!!
Published 16 months ago by Yuri Nelson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great mix of food, travel and friendship
We really enjoyed this show as you can see the passion that these two have for food and life. Seeing the two friends travel through the home they left was very engaging.
Published 17 months ago by R Lutzenberger
5.0 out of 5 stars Two masters at work.
Relax and be spoilt as the two greedy Italians weave their magic in this dvd. Leave the diet behind and get cooking as Mama used to make it. Five star chefs and a five star dvd.
Published 18 months ago by Richard Scratcher
5.0 out of 5 stars Good eating
Two pals travelling around beautiful Italy showing us the warmth of the people and the delicious cooking. Full of humour and comradeship. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Sophie
5.0 out of 5 stars Antonio and genaro
Lovely book!
Reminds me of the tv programmes and has the recipes in it as well.
First class reading even if you cannot cook. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Mr. P. J. Roderick
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