'Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy' is the unmissable CNN travel series that offers the armchair escapism we all need right now. The hypnotic host, Italian-American actor Tucci, transports viewers to the sun-soaked peninsula over six episodes, exploring Italy's love affair with good food and drink, from top to toe. And the good news is there's already a second season in the pipeline.
Tucci, who has Italian roots, serves as the perfect guide, starting off in Naples and the Amalfi Coast before heading to Rome, Emilia Romagna, Milan, Tuscany and back down south to the island of Sicily, meeting producers, farmers, chefs and famous foodies along the way.
In this debut episode, he takes us through the history and ingredients of Naples. Starting with the world-famous pizza, he sails over to the stunning island of Ischia to enjoy a simple rabbit dish, before enjoying a bowl of spaghetti and zucchini on the sun-kissed Amalfi Coast.
Here's a round-up of some of the best easy recipes from Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy.
Learn How to Make Pizza Fritte from Searching for Italy
Professor Elisabetta Moro introduces Tucci to the famous fried pizza at Pizza Fritta da Fernanda.
How to Make Coniglio all'Ischitana from Searching for Italy
A short ferry ride away from Naples to the island of Ischia, Il Focolare in Tucci's next destination, where he tries a local dish of wild rabbit stew,coniglio all'ischitana.
Watch how this historic and local dish is made below and follow the simple recipe here:
Learn How to Make 'Spaghetti alla Nerano' from Searching for Italy
On the stunning Amalfi Coast, Tucci tucks into his favourite spaghetti and zucchini dish, spaghetti alla neranoat restaurantLo Scoglio.It's a simple vegetarian dish that concentrates on a few fresh ingredients taking them to heady heights of deliciousness.
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Episode three of CNN's 'Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy' features Italy's beloved food valley, Emilia Romagna, home to Prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano Reggiano, ragu alla Bolognese and so much more. Discover the world-famous flavours and recipes from the region.
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