Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy on SBS – Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy is a six-part series that follows Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci as he travels across Italy to discover the secrets and delights of the country’s regional cuisines.
Viewers will go along with him as he enjoys the luxurious creamy carbonara of Rome, the delicious simplicity of Sicily’s pasta alla Norma, the saffron-infused silkiness of risotto in Milan, the crispy tenderness of bistecca alla fiorentina, the perfect classic ragu alla bolognese and the world’s best pizza in Naples.
Tucci comes prepared with a bottomless appetite for it all, showing us how the diversity of Italian cooking offers a gateway through which you can glimpse Italy’s history and culture.
Series One, Episode Four: Milan
Milan is the capital of Lombardy. It’s Italy’s second biggest city and the business powerhouse.
Stanley’s first stop is the Duomo, the largest cathedral in Italy where he meets Italian journalist Beppe Severgnini. Beppe explains the Milanese eat food for work.
But in recent years Milan has become a culinary mecca. Stanley heads to Ratana’, a buzzy restaurant led by chef Cesare Battisti.
Cesare shows Stanley how to ace a schnitzel, which he contends is Milanese, not Austrian despite the Germanic sounding name.
Stanley Tucci: Searching For Italy – New Episode – Thursday, 3 August at 8.30pm on SBS and SBS on Demand (6 Parts)
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