What better host than Stanley Tucci to just take viewers on a regional culinary tour of Italy? The avowed meals lover is of Italian heritage, on each sides of his spouse and children.
And what better timing than now? With numerous restaurants shuttered and other folks with constrained hrs and seating capacity, many Individuals have obtained a pandemic-induced obsession with cooking. They pine to journey as shortly as extra people are vaccinated and borders reopen. Many want to investigate or revisit Italy.
Tucci’s new 6-part CNN series, Seeking for Italy, will premiere on Valentine’s Working day, Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 9PM EST. The initially episode requires viewers to Campania, located in the southwest portion of the Italian peninsula.
“During a time when absolutely everyone needs they could travel, the series will transportation you through Italy’s cultural previous and current as a result of its extraordinary cuisine,” stated Tucci in saying the new series. “The foodstuff tells the story of this country’s one of a kind historical past and I’m thrilled to serve as a guide as a result of this journey.”
In Italy, all food stuff recipes, traditions and products and solutions are regional (or even much more regional than that)—whether it’s breads, pastas, cheeses, pastries or anything else. Wine is also made in every one of Italy’s 20 areas.
Each episode has been filmed in a distinct location (or city) such as Tuscany, Sicily, Milan, Rome, Bologna, and Naples/The Amalfi Coast. Viewers get introduced to local chefs, winemakers, farmers, food stuff producers, historians and guides. Four episodes had been filmed in the fall of 2019 (before the pandemic) and the previous two in the tumble of 2020.
An award-successful actor with a lengthy record of motion picture, television and theater credits, Tucci is also known as a proficient author, director and producer. This certainly isn’t Tucci’s very first meals-similar foray, and his enthusiasm for Italian foods and culture appears to be in his blood. He grew up in a massive Italian-American family members in Westchester County, New York, that ongoing the tradition of multigenerational Sunday dinners.
He labored at dining places and even opened a person (afterwards bought) in North Salem, NY. He has penned a number of cookbooks, the initial with his mom and sister (actress Christine Tucci). He co-wrote (with his cousin, Joseph Tropiano), co-directed, and starred in Huge Night, one particular of the most unforgettable food movies of all time.
“Stanley’s partaking character, wit and charm make him the perfect match to take CNN’s viewers on an personal voyage to his beloved Italy,” explained Amy Entelis, EVP for Talent & Articles Advancement, CNN Around the world. “We know our audience will sense motivated as they working experience, by means of Stanley’s eyes, the foods, tradition and people of a state that has offered the entire world so significantly joy from its delicacies.”
Right after this jaunt up and down the boot, the lush surroundings, 1-of-a-type characters, and delectable dishes Stanley Tucci has learned will leave you craving for much more.
List of Episodes and Air Dates – Hunting for Italy
- Naples and the Amalfi Coast – 02/02/14
- Rome – 02/21/21
- Bologna – 02/28/21
- Milan – 03/07/21
- Tuscany – 03/14/21
- Sicily – 03/21/21