January 5, 2018.Reading time 6 minutes.
Since Sicily Unpacked came to our screens in 2012, art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon and chef Giorgio Locatelli have been unpacking their bags all over Italy, giving us an insight into the food, art and history of wherever they travel. The various series over the years have strongly appealed to me as food, art and, of […]
February 13, 2015.Reading time 9 minutes.
Few things excite me more than the combination of food, Italy and art, so it’s not surprising that the beginning of a new Italy Unpacked series on BBC2 tonight got me very excited indeed. Art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon and chef Giorgio Locatelli first got together on TV for the series Sicily Unpacked three years ago. Such a […]
May 18, 2013.Reading time 6 minutes.
I’m still thinking Sicily (see my last post). Having reacquainted myself with the wonderful Sicily Unpacked programme on Wednesday evening, on DVD, with Nicola, I watched another episode the following night and saw Giorgio Locatelli and Andrew Graham-Dixon enter Giorgio’s favourite gelateria in Sicily in the baroque town of Noto. A town Nicola and I visited […]
May 16, 2013.Reading time 7 minutes.
My daughter Nicola and I were talking about Sicily last night. A friend of hers is moving there and Nicola plans to visit next Spring. It got us talking about our own wonderful trip to Sicily 11 years ago and so, after supper, I suggested we watch my DVD of Sicily Unpacked – one of my […]
January 11, 2013.Reading time 5 minutes.
In my Top Ten Foodie & Travel Things 2012, I listed Sicily Unpacked as my favourite TV programme of the year and said, ‘I hope 2013 sees these two (Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli) getting together again for something similar.’ I had no idea that my wish was to be so soon granted for tonight, […]
January 16, 2012.Reading time 7 minutes.
I enjoyed the second episode of Sicily Unpacked last Friday as much as the first and even got out an old album of photos of my holiday in Sicily with my daughter nine years ago. We went to Enna too, a town right in the middle of the island and also the highest, giving magnificent views […]
January 14, 2012.Reading time 4 minutes.
I’ve been so enjoying the wonderful BBC2 series, Sicily Unpacked, with Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli that it’s got me thinking Sicilian cooking. This was a recipe I used to cook a lot from Antonio Carluccio’s Vegetables, a really lovely book that – as the title suggests – is all about Italian ways of cooking […]
January 6, 2012.Reading time 3 minutes.
I’m having a bit of a review week but I couldn’t resist writing about this great new series, the first part of which was on BBC2 tonight. At the risk of sounding sad, I’d been looking forward to it all day – Andrew Graham-Dixon, Giorgio Locatelli and Sicily all in one! I love Graham-Dixon’s programmes […]