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The Alps and Arrangiarsi

Episode 3 of 4

Series exploring Italian culture and cuisine. Antonio and Gennaro discover the history of the Rhaetian Alps and the culinary skills of the Lombards.

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.

59 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter Antonio Carluccio
Presenter Gennaro Contaldo
Director Caroline Ross Pirie
Series Producer Caroline Ross Pirie
Executive Producer Zoe Collins