Every once in a while, a show comes along that you know will stick with you for a very long time. That’s how I felt watching Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy (available to stream through CNNgo). Though the final episode aired a few weeks back, I still find myself daydreaming about the amazing food Tucci ate throughout the show’s six episodes.
For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, the show follows actor Stanley Tucci as he explores six different regions of Italy, all while tasting local dishes and learning their history. To do this learning, he didn’t just eat at Michelin-starred restaurants throughout the country. He also went to farms, small cafés, window-service eateries, and small family-run restaurants. He spoke to people from different walks of life who all shared a common thread: a passion for the food of their country.
Since none of us can visit these places right now, here are some recipes from our archives to help bring some of the food from the show into your own kitchen, by region.
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