Zee Zest brings to you ‘Dolce Vita’… A peek into Italian culture, food, and life with Chef Gino D’Acampo

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Embark on a journey of discovery through Italy as you immerse yourself in mesmerizing sunsets, charming towns, historical attractions, and rich culture. Zee Zest brings to you Dolce Vita– the new food & travel anthology, where celebrity chef and media personality Gennaro Sheffield D’Acampo (Gino D’Acampo), known for his television shows and cookbooks, takes us along his odyssey celebrating the Italian way of life.

Through the four shows namely Gino’sHidden Italy, Gino’s Italian Coastal Escape, Gino’s Coastal Odyssey, and Gino’s Italian Express, he travels to different parts of Italy, revealing secrets of Italian food and taking us through the beautiful streets, recipes, history, stories and some rich experiences. The show will be aired five days in a week, Monday to Friday at 6:00 PMand repeat telecast at 11:00 PM, starting from February 13th only on Zee Zest and Zee Zest HD.

Both Indians and Italians have a similar cultural accord–love for good food, a rich cultural heritage, strong family values and a joyous appreciation of the life around them. Dolce Vita premiering on Zee Zest and Zee Zest HD, immerses us in all these experiences as we acquaint ourselves with the culture that has a close affinity to our own. In the 1st show: Gino’s Hidden Italy, Gino walks us through the fertile plains of Umbria, also known as “the green heart of Italy” and visits Norcia- the food capital of the region, followed by a trip to the stunning man-made Marmore waterfalls. From peach picking in Turin to truffle hunting in Piedmonte, the show celebrates the best in local and seasonal Italian ingredients.

Taking inspiration from the local markets and people he met along the coast of Italy, in the 2nd show: Gino’s Italian Coastal Escape, he brings together authentic regional recipes along with his family heritage recipes that you can easily recreate at home. In The 3rd Installment: Gino’s Coastal Odyssey, he showcases a few of his favorite places along the Mediterranean coast – some for their beauty, but mostly for their incredible food and ingredients. The 4th show, Gino’s Italian Express, is a celebration of the delicious and authentic local foods that Gino discovered on his train travels across the country. Dolce Vita premiering on February 13th can be watched from Monday to Friday at 6:00 PM and repeat telecast at 11:00 PM only on Zee Zest and Zee Zest HD.

Throughout the series Dolce Vita, on Zee Zest and Zee Zest HD, we explore how each region showcases its own authentic food, culture and recipes inspired by its heritage. Sprinkled with Gino’s quintessential wit and knowledge, the show will be a delight for food aficionados, history lovers, travel enthusiasts and people who love to learn new recipes.

“Dolce Vita beautifully captures the essence of Italy’s picturesque coastline and other lesser-known areas. It combines food with travel– the two heartfelt pleasures a person truly seeks, presented by Gino’s finesse and experience. We are excited to present Dolce Vita to our audiences, which is a one-of-a-kind show that is sure to enthrall our viewers with the magic of Italy,” said Mr. Amit Nair, Chief Channel Officer – Zee Zest, Zee Entertainment Enterprises.

Dolce Vita

The Zee Zest fest:

Zee Zest is Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited’s first lifestyle channel, where one can UNLIMIT Life through its varied and comprehensive line-up of shows. The channel presents content that is a perfect encapsulation of food, travel, lifestyle, home improvement, wellness, culture, and DIY. The brand is a 360-degree platform and reaches the audience via TV, the Web, Events, and social media. So, while the TV brings interesting viewing content, the social media platform provides a means to make it happen with recipes and interactive content. The Web platform and Events will become the two-way communication channel between the audience and the brand. One can UNLIMIT Life by joining Zee Zest to imagine and experience some of the never seen before, heard-before ideas and stories with some exclusive global content featuring for the first time in India. Zee Zest is available across all major cable, DTH, and digital platforms and on ZEEL’s digital and mobile entertainment platform, Zee5.

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