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The Alps and Arrangiarsi

Two Greedy Italians, Series 2 Episode 3 of 4

Arrangiarsi is the art of making do. Italians are known throughout the world for their wily ability to create something out of nothing. In the Rhaetian Alps, this was borne of a need to survive.

This episode explores Italian resourcefulness through the enterprising food skills of the Lombards. Gennaro sees if he still has the ability to live by l'arte di arrangiarsi and insists that he and Antonio only eat what food they can get for free. They enjoy chestnut gnocchi, bresaola and fresh butter.

The pair also learn from some of Italy's last remaining partisans just how tough life got in the mountains during the Second World War.

Featuring: bresaola salad, alpine pizza and pizzocherie.

Release date:

59 minutes

Last on

Sat 18 Mar 2017 12:30
BBC Two Wales


Role Contributor
PresenterAntonio Carluccio
PresenterGennaro Contaldo
DirectorCaroline Ross Pirie
Series ProducerCaroline Ross Pirie
Executive ProducerZoe Collins