Stanley Tucci to Host CNN Culinary Docuseries ‘Searching for Italy’

Four-part series hails from “Three Identical Strangers” and “Gold Rush” producer Raw Television

Last Updated: February 5, 2020 @ 8:51 AM

Stanley Tucci is set to host his very own culinary docuseries at CNN, “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy,” a spokesperson for the WarnerMedia-owned network told TheWrap Wednesday.

The four-part CNN original series hails from Raw Television, the producer behind CNN’s documentary feature “Three Identical Strangers” and Discovery Channel’s reality series “Gold Rush.”

Per CNN’s description, “Searching for Italy” will show “Tucci travel to a number of very different regions in the country and he will also look at the history of the food, for instance, looking at how wealth and poverty impacted on the cuisine culture in Florence, Tuscany. He will also visit Rome, Sicily and Milan to gain a better understanding of the history, culture and people. Tucci will taste every piece of pasta, drink every glass of wine, and discover what makes Italy and its cuisine so irresistible.”

The Emmy-winning actor and cookbook author is no stranger to the Italian food scene, having lived with his family in Florence for a year in the ’70s. He also took his passion for the country’s culinary arts to the silver screen in 1996 when he co-directed and starred in “Big Night,” a movie about Italian immigrant brothers who start a restaurant in New Jersey.

Deadline first reported the news of the Tucci-hosted CNN original series.

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