Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy

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Project Details

  • Executive Producers: Adam Hawkins, Eve Kay and Stanley Tucci
  • Executive in Charge of Production: Kate Leonard-Morgan
  • Production Manager : Clara Thomas
  • Series Producer: Chloë Avery
  • Senior Producer: Chiara Messineo
  • Producer / Director: Satiyesh Manoharajah
  • CNN
  • February 2021

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Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy is a six-part CNN Original Series that follows Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci as he travels across Italy to discover the secrets and delights of the country’s regional cuisines. Viewers watch as Stanley enjoys the luxurious creamy carbonara of Rome, the delicious simplicity of Sicily’s pasta alla Norma, the saffron-infused silkiness of risotto in Milan, the crispy tenderness of bistecca alla fiorentina, the perfect classic ragu alla bolognese and the world’s best pizza in Naples. Tucci comes prepared with a bottomless appetite for it all, showing us how the diversity of Italian cooking offers a gateway through which you can glimpse Italy’s history and culture.

In each episode, Tucci visits a different region or city of Italy, including Tuscany, Sicily, Milan, Rome, Bologna, and Naples/The Amalfi Coast. During a time when everyone wishes they could travel, viewers are transported through Italy’s cultural past and present via its extraordinary cuisine.
Executive producers for Searching for Italy are Adam Hawkins, Eve Kay, and Stanley Tucci for RAW, Amy Entelis and Lyle Gamm for CNN Original Series.

The six-part series launches Sunday Feb 14th 2021 on CNN 9P ET / PT, then every Sunday until 21st March.