Silvena Rowe and Aldo Zilli
Aldo Zilli and Silvena Rowe hit the road in their classic van in a culinary cook-off that takes them to several of Britain’s best loved country shows, including Nevern, Trawden, Kirkby Lonsdale, Eden Valley and Muker.
Silvena Rowe is one of Britain’s top female chefs. Born in Bulgaria on the Turkish border, her father’s romantic, bohemian approach to life and cooking was a seed that planted itself firmly in her soul.
Her career has seen her cook for London’s most discerning diners, from royalty to rock star and her inspirational cooking style also led to a role as food consultant on David Kronenberg’s 2007 film Eastern Promises.
An authority on modern Eastern Mediterranean cooking, Silvena’s approach is bold, fragrant, sensual and above all, delicious.
Aldo Zilli is an award-winning celebrity chef and restaurateur who specialises in Italian, vegetarian and seafood cuisine. One of nine children, he was born in the small seaside town of Alba Adriatica in the central Italian region of Abruzzo.
Great food and Aldo’s exuberant personality mean he appears regularly on television and radio both as presenter and chef. Aldo also appeared on the UK Good Food channel where he and fellow chef Enzo Oliveri embarked on a culinary journey across Sicily cooking up delights in Mount Etna, Trapani and the island's capital, Palermo.