Premieres Thursday 27 November at 8pm on SBS ONE
"Silvia is an amazing cook and Made In Italy with Silvia Colloca is full of delicious recipes and great stories about where she came from. I truly believe she's going to be Australia's next big thing." – Matt Moran
Silvia Colloca, actress, opera singer and author of hit cookbook Silvia's Cucina, will serve up an Italy rarely seen by tourists during a culinary celebrazione in Made In Italy with Silvia Colloca. In this sumptuous and picturesque new series Silvia takes a journey back to her homeland to introduce her family and present her love of healthy, hearty Italian fare.
Silvia, who shot to culinary fame with her blog Silvia's Cucina that also lead to a successful cookbook of the same name, has lived in Australia for nearly a decade and was born and raised in Milan. However her loyalty to Italian food lies within the hills and mountains of Abruzzo, a region east of Rome. It is here where Silvia's mother came from and where she spent most of her summers growing up. And it is here that Silvia began her love with food that is simple, wholesome, nutritious and cooked with love. It is this fresh and healthy side of Italian food that Silvia wants to share and to shatter the view that all Italian fare is carb-loaded pizzas and pastas.
Made In Italy with Silvia Colloca sees Silvia visit three charming regions of Italy that are close to her heart - Abruzzo, Le Marche and Molise - to re-discover authentic cucina povera (peasant cuisine). In each episode, Silvia meets locals and is invited to cook with them in their kitchens, allowing a sneak peek inside the true Italian lifestyle and culture.
It is Silvia's own family kitchen in her Abruzzo home that is at the heart of Made In Italy with Silvia Colloca. She will share intimate family moments with loved ones as they cook, eat and laugh together. The Collocas reveal why Italian cuisine is not just about eating.
Silvia's children Raphael and Miro reveal grins like Cheshire cats as their mamma serves up beautiful maccheroni alla chitarra. Silvia also cooks up delicious meals with her mamma for the clan of Collocas who play such an important role in this series.
Set amongst picture-perfect postcard backdrops of piazzas, ancient Roman ruins, villages perched on mountains, colourful farmer's markets and quaint Adriatic restaurants, Made In Italy with Silvia Colloca is not just a cooking show; it's a visual banquet good enough to feast on.