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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excdeptionally good series about Italy, food and the simple things of life.
I caught the odd episode of series one and two, but missed the majority of episodes, so I was glad to see them both as a box set. Together, the 4 DVD's cover the key regions of Italy, but exclude Sicily and Venice - perhaps something to look forward to. Having left Italy more than 50 years ago, Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo are keen to explore the country of...
Published 15 months ago by R de Bulat

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2.0 out of 5 stars Defect disc.
The half part of disc number 2 could not been shown. Some of the scenes were frozen.
Published 1 month ago by Michael Christiansen


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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excdeptionally good series about Italy, food and the simple things of life., 8 Feb. 2014
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I caught the odd episode of series one and two, but missed the majority of episodes, so I was glad to see them both as a box set. Together, the 4 DVD's cover the key regions of Italy, but exclude Sicily and Venice - perhaps something to look forward to. Having left Italy more than 50 years ago, Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo are keen to explore the country of their youth, north and south, and see how much it has all changed. Each of the series has a particular focus, explored mainly in a single episode: the first is cucina povera, or poverty cuisine and the second is arrangiarsi, the art of making do and both are elements of keeping body and soul together during and immediately after the war. The people they meet and talk to are interesting and show how the country is changing, along with the styles of cooking and also how some of the traditions, especially away from the big cities, are being kept alive; the biggest change is in the make-up of the Italian family and gender roles. The production values are high and the relationship between the two cooks is real, with both humour and a strong bond apparent. Along the way, they taste a wide range of different foods and cook some superb dishes. An affectionate documentary about what it means to be Italian, it also serves to describe and demonstrate some simple, timeless dishes that show the extensive range of Italian cuisine. Perfect for winter viewing and for anyone interested in Italy, food and the whole mediteranean lifestyle. Fantastic.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cooking, scenery and fun from the two greedy italians!, 18 Sept. 2013
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Beautifully filmed, wonderful cooking and much more about Italy and Italians in this double dvd - a chance to see both series back to back and enjoy these over the top but delightful cooks.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two Greedy, and Very Entertaining Italians., 16 Sept. 2013
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A really good travelogue, with two very engaging characters. Very informative, rich in cultural and historical interest, it is a really useful guide to those of us who want to travel in Italy. All delivered with humor, even a little pathos, and wonderful, wonderful food.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Two Greedy Italians, 16 Jun. 2014
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Pleasant honest presenters, glorious views of less well known regions of Italy, simple cooking that looks delicious, meetings with interesting locals. It all adds up to a good viewing experience, yet not demanding. Easy to break off - I am still only halfway through and looking forward to the rest.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars makes u wanna be italian..., 22 Oct. 2013
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its nice to watch 2 (older) guys traveling, enjoying life & food in Italy... makes u wish u were living there yourself
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for friend who said it is excellent for any fans of these 2 great chefs, 4 July 2014
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Bought for friend who said it is excellent for any fans of these 2 great chefs. Arrived promptly, nicely packaged and good price.
Extras such as postcards with DVD are added bonus also!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Coooking Sooo Goood!, 8 Jan. 2015
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Loved the series but had missed a few episodes so was happy to find this and I love it even more! These Gentlemen are lovingly showcasing the regional delights of Italian home cooking with such joy and passion! Their love for food and each other is such a joy to watch with schoolboy antics thrown in and, Gennarro in particular, is so sweet and humorous. Would buy again as gifts for loved ones.Brilliant!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a joy!, 4 Oct. 2013
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These two gentlemen are such fun and clearly old friends. They tour Italy and visit those areas not necessarily well known so you have lovely picturesque backgrounds to some delicious cooking which is done with a glad heart and much fun. Heartily recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars who is well travelled all over Italy and in addition - he is the one in charge of the household cooking - after viewing the seri, 11 Mar. 2015
This review is from: Two Greedy Italians: Complete Series One & Two [DVD] (DVD)
bought it specially for my Italian family - my brother-in-law, who is well travelled all over Italy and in addition - he is the one in charge of the household cooking -

after viewing the series myself I decided to gift it to Valter because there were places and dishes he might never have heard of - in addtion the series brought me a happy revoir of places I have visited and places I wish to visit - to see for myself the people and places from the series - it wetted my appetite..........and furthermore inspired me to search for more information about the two 'greedy Italians -
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love food and love life. Love Italy!, 3 Mar. 2015
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I have already watched this on BBC and on DVD and I love their passion for cooking and life. A great introduction to great recipes and the land and its people. Their passion food and love for life is very evident in this DVD and it immerses you as if you were with them on this extraordinary journey. Mr. Carluccio and Mr. Contaldo make a perfect combination and show some very exciting dishes being prepared right in front of you with a touch of Italian humor, elegance and finesse.
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