Stanley Tucci Will Star in a Culinary Docuseries Where He Explores Italy

updated Feb 8, 2020
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Stanley Tucci is a certified gem. We already know him as a wonderful actor in movies like The Devil Wears Prada and Big Nights. He’s also authored a couple wonderful cookbooks that everyone should read immediately. And now he’s coming to the small screen! Tucci is set to host a new a four-part docuseries on CNN called Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy, which will capture his adventures eating and learning all throughout Italy. Will this be the next Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat that we’ve been waiting for?

According to Deadline, the series will follow Tucci as he visits several different regions of Italy — including cities like Rome, Sicily, Milan, and Florence — where he will learn about each of their unique histories and explore their individual food scenes and culture. Of course, he’ll also be eating a ton of pizza, pasta, and gelato and drinking lots of incredible wine. (Someone’s living the dream!)

If you’re confused as to why Tucci was tapped for such a role — besides the fact that he’s just amazing and also loves to eat— there’s actually a good reason. First, Tucci is a huge fan of everything Italy. “I wanted to do this series because I am fascinated by the diversity of Italian cuisine and set out to gain a better understanding of the country’s rich history and culture,” he told Deadline.

Tucci also lived in Florence in the 1970s and his family was from Italy originally. “This was a passion project and love letter to the place where my family is from,” he explains. So yeah, we expect the series to have some sentimental moments as well.

OK great, you might be thinking, but when does this all start? Well, I’ve got bad news: We don’t know when the show will air! Let’s all hope it happens soon, and in the meantime you can catch up on Great British Baking Show or Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat.