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Ainsley's Taste Of Malta | Preview (ITV1)

Ainsley Harriott is hitting the road again, this time his travels take him to beautiful Malta. A cultural mash up of Sicilian, British, Spanish and even French culture, the cuisine and tradition in Malta offers a rich territory for Ainsley to explore!

Rich culinary traditions see rabbit stews served beside mellow goat’s cheese, irresistible soft bread and honeyed desserts, in a fusion of Mediterranean and Arabic influence.  

Located between Sicily and the North African coast, Malta enjoys more than 3,000 hours of annual sunshine and offers blissful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and rich history. Ainsley will discover Malta’s irresistible cuisine and culture over a magical five episodes in a journey offering spellbinding sights, enchanting scenery and delicious food!

So join Ainsley as he explores the holiday hotspot of Malta and its surrounding islands, and the cultural melting pot that has thousands of visitors in foodie bliss every year.

Ainsley starts his Maltese adventure in its stunning capital city, Valetta. He joins historian Liam for a tour of the harbour where he discovers why Malta is such a melting pot of cultures and the impact this has on the cuisine.

After his history lesson, Ainsley hits the streets to explore what the city has to offer from its long history of café culture to sweet treats from street stalls with Arabic influence.

Whilst exploring the sights he visits a church where he tries his hand at bell ringing. Before dropping into a Valetta hot spot to find out chef Jonathan’s modern take on a Maltese classic. And he meets a local butcher to find out about Maltese sausage… Along the way he whips up some dishes inspired by his adventures.

Ainsley’s Taste of Malta begins Monday 5th February on ITV1.

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