Join Kylie and Patrick on an adventure to find out how Italians really live and really eat. From big cities to rustic villages, dancing in discotecas to flirting with the locals, these two will do anything to understand the heart of Italian people and their food. Their challenge in each episode is to prepare a homemade meal for the locals using what they’ve learned, tasted and stolen — all in a day!
Kylie’s passion for Italy and cooking made her abandon a high-paid position as a food, business and lifestyle journalist in Australia and move to Rome. Her love for food led her to Patrick, who she contacted in London after trying a recipe on his blog. Patrick, having already given up his law career for one in food, agreed to put his trust in a complete stranger as his guide through the depths of Italy. And so the cultural adventure began… When Patrick Met Kylie.
This 13 part series takes us to the spectacular ‘sassi’, or ancient stones of southern Basilicata town of Matera where Kylie and Patrick learn how to make the local lamb stew and go hunting for truffles. They delve into Rome’s nightlife and learn the secrets behind one of the most popular local pastas, the carbonara. In the Marches town of Jesi they go to the opera, get a fencing lesson and cook a traditional rabbit dish. On the beautiful Island of Ponza Kylie and Patrick bask in the sun while touring aboard Francesco’s boat and get a sip of Igino’s local fennel liquer. They explore the temples and ancient orchards in Agrigento and milk buffalo for mozzarella in Montefiascone. They mingle with fashion and food conscious Milanese and make chocolate in Modica. They go horseriding in Tuscany, and cook dinner for their guests in the Castelli Romani at one of the most opulent Renaissance villas Italy has to offer. They helicopter onto the hilltop town of Ravello, crash a wedding in Naples and explore Catania’s crazy fish market.
This whirlwind tour is just the start for the insatiable and unstoppable duo — there’s more adventure in the next Italian series and who knows where their appetites will take them after that.
* ‘When Patrick Met Kylie’ is on air in Italy on Sky Nat Geo Adventure from 4 May 2013 as ‘Italia Dolce Vita’. It will air in 68 other countries around the world in 2013 – see here for details.
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