James sails into the Spanish party island of Ibiza. He tracks down their answer to chorizo, and finds out why lard is so key to their traditional baking. He serves up Spatchcock chicken, orange and honey cream, and sea bass.
James heads to this Italian fishing port where he gets an insight in the area's ancient art of anchovy fishing. On the menu; fried anchovies with spicy choux buns, hot chocolate fondant and barbecued figs with goat's cheese.
James is on the coast of France where he samples their world famous oysters straight from the sea and discovers how the wine vermouth is made. On the menu; oysters Rockefeller, warm sea bass Nicoise and duck rillettes...
James visits the pizza capital of the world; Naples. He samples the city's cafe culture and hits the street markets before serving up coffee cheesecake with biscotti, Fritto misto with Parma ham and mozzarella and aubergine roll.
James sails into this busy French port to track down the famous fish stew Bouillabaisse. He explores the port's diverse food culture at the local market before cooking an exotic lamb tagine, crab and lobster bisque and pastis.
James is on Italy's Lazio coast. He finds out how they produce their world class olives and discovers one of the area's local specialities; pizza pie. He serves up veal escalope with olive tapenade, flat bread pizza and carbonara.