The whole business of trying to film COOKUCINA with no money at all turned out to be so daft it was funny. It also meant we were thrown in at the deep end of rural Italian society here in Le Marche. So I decided to write a book about it. It’s called A RECIPE FOR DISASTER, and it’s full of the stories behind the filming, as well as some insights on what it’s like being an Englishman abroad in Italy, and on Italy and Italians themselves. I hope it will make you laugh, and if you would like to invest a few hard-earned dollars in both the series and the book (Kindle only at the moment, so very cheap!) you can see for yourselves how our individual adventures during filming actually turned out. And, of course, you’ll be picking up some wonderful Italian recipes along the way!