The New CNN Series Stanley Tucci: Searching For Italy
This is a new series hosted by Stanley Tucci as he takes views on a huge culinary exploration of the country of Italy. Tucci is an actor, writer, and producer who is commonly known for his roles in The Devil Wears Prada, Captain America: The First Avenger, and even The Hunger Games. He starts off the series in Naples, Italy, and from there, he goes on to explore the cities and regions of Rome, Bologna, Milian, Tuscany, and Sicily.
In Stanley Tucci: Searching For Italy, Tucci visits diverse groups of people, he meets with different restaurant chefs, local food producers, history professors, and even Italian activists. Visiting with each guest provides new insight into the detailed history of Italian food. He also showcases each region’s freshest ingredients. This series isn’t just a food show, but also a platform that utilizes food to tap into the history and the existing social climate of Italy.
A Closer Look at the Series
In the first episode of the new series, Tucci starts his culinary journey in the region of Campania with Italian chef, Enzo Coccia, where he learns how to make the perfect Neapolitan pizza.
As Tucci explores the region of Emiglia-Romagna in Stanley Tucci: Searching For Italy, he visits an Italian chef and restaurant owner Massimo Bottura and together they visit a local creamery, Caseificio Rosola. It’s a famous creamery that is known for its divine parmesan cheese. They learn about the cheesemaking process, its uniqueness, and more.
The series induces hope as it shows both traveling and interaction in ways that many people haven’t been able to experience over the past year due to certain lockdowns and restrictions.