Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy “Piedmont” 16 October 2022: Series 2 Episode 3 on BBC Two

Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy "Piedmont" 16 October 2022: Series 2 Episode 3 on BBC Two 11

Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award-winning actor Stanley Tucci is Italian on both sides, and passionate about the culture and cuisine of his ancestors. Now he is travelling the peninsula to discover the secrets and delights of its cooking, region by region. From the unctuous black ink risotto in Venice to the indulgent stuffed porchetta in Umbria, to the luxurious lashings of white truffle on a simple egg in Piedmont, food is the gateway to grasp Italy’s history and culture.

In series two of Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy, Italians in Italy and those in diaspora are united by their palates and passions for tradition and innovation – all in the name of good food.

Stanley Tucci visits Umbria, nicknamed the green heart of Italy. While this small, predominantly rural region lives in the shadow of its more glamourous neighbor, Tuscany, Umbria has an ancient history that predates even the Romans. With the highest consumption of pork per capita in Italy, Umbria is a carnivore’s dream. From wild boar hunts to incredible black truffle farms, Tucci explores the riches this land has to offer whilst also questioning whether old traditions and centuries of religious orthodoxy are preventing younger generations from breaking through.



About Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy

Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci travels across Italy to discover the secrets and delights of the country’s regional cuisines.

This show is broadcast on BBC Two, also known as the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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