Nick Stellino: Storyteller in the Kitchen

For the first time, chef Nick Stellino invites viewers into his home to experience the recipes nearest to his heart in the 13-part series NICK STELLINO: STORYTELLER IN THE KITCHEN. Throughout the program, Nick travels down memory lane to revisit dishes inspired by his childhood and family in Sicily. He demonstrates step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow techniques, bringing Italian classics to life in a way that allows viewers to prepare new chapters in their own culinary experience. Each half-hour episode revolves around a theme, which is explored through candid moments, personal anecdotes, and lively preparations captured in his Los Angeles home. As a seasoned chef with a passion for food, Nick highlights an ingredient and sometimes a cooking utensil, and then expertly describes how each connects to his Sicilian culture and to Italian cuisine in the preparation of each unique meal. Featured dishes are steeped in Mediterranean tradition - salsiccia al sugo (sausages braised in tomato sauce over mashed potatoes), pasta alla norma (pasta with fried eggplant), and pasta alle vongole all'essenziale (clams and spaghetti) - and are reduced to their essence and explained and demonstrated in a manner that the home cook can easily manage and replicate. NICK STELLINO: STORYTELLER IN THE KITCHEN highlights Nick's love of food, humor and passion for all things Italian.

Nick Stellino: Storyteller in the Kitchen By Episode

  • Being Italian (#102)

    Chef Stellino links the myths and complexities of Italian food culture, and an Italian's passion for defending it to the American culture, and California-inspired cooking techniques he lives by today.

  • The Gardener (#103)

    Chef Stellino digs into his family's history of farming in Italy and the connection to growing vegetables through self-reliant instincts passed down through the generations.

  • The Food Artist (#104)

    Chef Stellino paints the picture of a life expressing himself through his love for the culinary arts.

  • I Love Cheese! (#105)

    Chef Stellino dives into one of Italy's most beloved exports - creamy, flavorful and always tantalizing - the one perfect ingredient in any dish: cheese.

  • Food Memories (#106)

    Chef Stellino explores his Sicilian childhood and recipes that translate to the modern day dinner table with-standing the test of time.

  • Bacon Or Pancetta (#107)

    Chef Stellino attempts to answer the question - which one is more delicious - incredible, salty bacon or aged, spiced pancetta? The answer still eludes him as he explores each versatile ingredient's unique flavor and texture contribution to a variety of recipes.

  • Family Matters (#108)

    Chef Stellino recalls the charming quirks of his family and how they have influenced his own outlook on food.

  • The Tomato Whisperer (#109)

    Chef Stellino explores the complexities and intricacies of Italy's most treasured fruit the tomato.

  • Dish to Name (#110)

    Chef Stellino explains the process of naming a dish after someone you love while he prepares some of his favorites.

  • The Great Outdoorsman (#111)

    Chef Stellino recalls the joys of pastoral Italy and delivers rustic recipes as the perfect end to a day of outdoor adventures.

  • The Heart of the Artichoke (#112)

    Chef Stellino has fun exploring the history, traditions and uses for one of the most unique ingredients central to Italian and Mediterranean cooking - the artichoke.

  • Vincenzo (#113)

    Chef Stellino honors his father by creating irresistible, updated versions of the classic recipes that he loved - while transporting us all back in time.



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