Searching for Italy episode 2 – Rome: Situated in Lazio, the ancient city of Rome is often overlooked in the gastronomic department. Stanley Tucci meets up with an old friend Claudia della Frattina, and they head to a little restaurant to order rigatoni all’amatriciana, one of the famous four Roman pastas. His guide is chef, DJ and food historian Daniele De Michele, also known as Don Pasta, and together they sample carbonara in the working class neighbourhood of San Lorenzo.
Stanley tries a selection of beautiful cheeses and pork sausages made from the sheep and pigs farmed in the region, as well as contemporary and classic Roman offal dishes. Italia Tagliacozzo, a child of the Roman ghetto who miraculously survived the Nazi occupation of the city, shows Stanley the art of making the best fried artichokes.
Finally, Japanese chef Kotaro Noda cooks an extraordinary cacio e pepe. It looks simple but is extremely hard to get right.
Searching for Italy episode 2 – Rome
Stanley Tucci Jr. (/ˈtuːtʃi/ TOO-chee; born November 11, 1960) is an American actor, writer, producer, and former fashion model. Involved in acting from a young age, he made his film debut in Sea Of Thieves (1969), and continued to play a variety of supporting roles in films such as John Huston’s Prizzi’s Honor (1985), Woody Allen’s Deconstructing Harry (1997), Sam Mendes’s Road to Perdition (2002), and Steven Spielberg’s The Terminal (2004). In 1996, he made his directorial debut with the cult comedy Big Night which he also co-wrote and starred in alongside Tony Shalhoub.
He also played Stanley Kubrick in the television film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. Tucci is also known for his collaborations with Meryl Streep in films such as The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and Julie & Julia (2009). Tucci gained further acclaim and success with such films as Burlesque (2010), Easy A (2010), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Margin Call (2011), The Hunger Games film series (2012–2015), Spotlight (2015), Beauty and the Beast (2017), and Supernova (2020).
He has won four Emmy Awards; one for Winchell (1998), one for a guest appearance on the comedy series Monk, one for being a producer of the web series Park Bench with Steve Buscemi and one for hosting and producing Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy. Tucci was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Lovely Bones (2009). He was also nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his performance in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (2003), and a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children, for The One and Only Shrek! alongside Meryl Streep.