What far better host than Stanley Tucci to get viewers on a regional culinary tour of Italy? The avowed food stuff lover is of Italian heritage, on the two sides of his spouse and children.

And what improved timing than now? With numerous dining places shuttered and others with confined several hours and seating capability, a great number of Us citizens have acquired a pandemic-induced obsession with cooking. They pine to travel as before long as a lot more folks are vaccinated and borders reopen. Numerous want to discover or revisit Italy.

Tucci’s new 6-element CNN series, Seeking for Italy, will premiere on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 9PM EST. The to start with episode can take viewers to Campania, located in the southwest part of the Italian peninsula. 

“During a time when absolutely everyone wishes they could vacation, the sequence will transportation you by Italy’s cultural earlier and existing through its extraordinary delicacies,” mentioned Tucci in asserting the new sequence. “The food stuff tells the tale of this country’s exclusive historical past and I’m thrilled to provide as a manual by this journey.”

In Italy, all foodstuff recipes, traditions and goods are regional (or even more regional than that)—whether it is breads, pastas, cheeses, pastries or anything else. Wine is also created in each one of Italy’s 20 areas.

Every episode has been filmed in a distinct region (or city) like Tuscany, Sicily, Milan, Rome, Bologna, and Naples/The Amalfi Coast. Viewers get launched to nearby chefs, winemakers, farmers, meals producers, historians and guides. Four episodes had been filmed in the drop of 2019 (prior to the pandemic) and the final two in the fall of 2020.

An award-successful actor with a prolonged list of film, tv and theater credits, Tucci is also known as a gifted writer, director and producer. This unquestionably is not Tucci’s initially food-associated foray, and his enthusiasm for Italian foodstuff and lifestyle seems to be in his blood. He grew up in a massive Italian-American loved ones in Westchester County, New York, that continued the tradition of multigenerational Sunday dinners. 

He worked at dining establishments and even opened one particular (afterwards bought) in North Salem, NY. He has written several cookbooks, the initial with his mom and sister (actress Christine Tucci). He co-wrote (with his cousin, Joseph Tropiano), co-directed, and starred in Major Night time, 1 of the most memorable meals movies of all time.

“Stanley’s engaging identity, wit and charm make him the best healthy to get CNN’s viewers on an intimate voyage to his beloved Italy,” reported Amy Entelis, EVP for Expertise & Content Improvement, CNN All over the world. “We know our viewers will sense motivated as they knowledge, by Stanley’s eyes, the foods, lifestyle and people of a nation that has specified the earth so substantially joy from its cuisine.”

Right after this jaunt up and down the boot, the lush scenery, a single-of-a-kind people, and delectable dishes Stanley Tucci has uncovered will go away you craving for more.