Made in Italy with Silvia Colloca

Time Schedule

Mon 10:00 | Tue 14:00 | Thu 18:00 | Fri 23:00 | Sat 07:00 | Sun 13:30


Silvia Colloca visits three regions of Italy that are close to her heart – Abruzzo, Le Marche and Molise,  to re-discover authentic ‘cucina povera,’ making healthy, heart-warming food accessible to everyone.

Every episode sees Silvia meeting locals, cooking in their kitchens and allowing viewers a peek inside the true Italian secret of la dolce vita. Silvia meets chefs and cooks, who share their culinary delights and takes us back to meet her own family to live, breathe and eat the food culture of everyday Italians.

With picture postcard backdrops of piazzas, Roman ruins, villages perched on mountains to the ancient traditions of seaside fishermen, Made In Italy With Silvia Colloca is not just a cooking show; it’s a visual feast for any armchair traveller.

This week: Episode 3

Silvia journeys to Ascoli Piceno and immerses herself in Italian cafe culture, learns how to turn Italy’s finest seafood into unforgettable finger food, and her local ‘Butcher Girls’ prepare the makings of a magnificent meat ragout.


Episode 1

On this culinary celebration of traditional Italian cuisine Silvia has her breath taken away by stunning seaside dining on the Adriatic Sea, learns how to turn the succulent olives of Le Marche into an extraordinary snack.


Episode 2

Silvia visits an old farmhouse in Le Marche that epitomises rural cuisine, travels to Abruzzo for a lesson in cucina povera (peasant style cooking), and in Torricella she makes a fool proof potato gnocchi.


Still to come:

Episode 4

Silvia wrestles an octopus in exchange for a delectable seafood salad, learns how to make cheese and egg balls the Italian way, and teams up with her brother to make mouth-watering onion focaccia.

Episode 5

Silvia takes in the fresh sea air of San Benedetto del Tronto and discovers the secrets behind fritto misto, an Italian seaside speciality; she transforms luscious curds of ricotta into a sensational ricotta, chocolate and cherry tart, and turns the local wine of Abruzzo into savoury Italian waffles.

Episode 6

Silvia turns ingredients fresh from sea into tacconcelli with fish ragout, bakes the most remarkable spelt ciabatta, receives an education in lamb offal, and makes her son’s favourite dunking cake.

Episode 7

Silvia’s beloved neighbour shares her take on the most heavenly flatbread, Silvia enjoys the delights of a summer BBQ…Italian Style, her father pops by for a long overdue cooking lesson culminating in a glorious zucchini gratin, and Silvia’s’ mother makes her signature dish, broken pasta and lentil soup.

Episode 8

Silvia receives lesson in an Italian peasant tradition – Vincisgrassi; one of her childhood friends helps out with a spring classic – lamb chops with asparagus; she whips up a party favourite – bread pockets with cheese and stewed capsicum; and with her mum’s help she revives a long lost recipe – sponge cake peaches.

Episode 9

Silvia learns how to make heavenly hand rolled cannelloni with slow braised meat; she makes one of her favourite vegetarian dishes – Peperoni imbottiti (stuffed capsicum); she explores the secrets behind an ancient recipe for Italian cheesecake called Fiadone; and teams up with her bother to create an exquisite clam and chickpea pasta, cooked risotto style.

Episode 10

Silvia gets an education in a traditional dish of Molise – spicy octopus stew; she makes an Italian savoury pie no picnic can go without; and her youngest son Miro lends a hand with his favourite sweet…honey drizzled cluster cake.