Flay and De Laurentiis spent a month collectively in Rome and Tuscany consuming their favourite Italian dishes and immersing themselves within the nation’s historical past whereas filming the four-episode sequence, a press launch stated.
In accordance with the discharge, the present was impressed by Flay, who has been to Rome earlier than, however needed to essentially study concerning the tradition with an area — so he reached out to De Laurentiis, who grew up in Italy.
“We’re buddies, we clearly each love Italy and we’re each on the identical community, so it made good sense,” Flay informed Folks. “So that is what we did. And I’ve to say, I feel it is in all probability essentially the most lovely factor that I’ve ever shot, for positive.”
Collectively, the 2 buddies eat their favourite dishes — De Laurentiis’ is Pizza Bianca and Flay’s is gelato — and also have a meal with De Laurentiis’ mom, actress Veronica De Laurentiis.
Different episodes present De Laurentiis and Flay having fun with traditional Roman dishes served with “trendy methods and new taste combos,” the discharge stated.
The duo additionally journey by way of the Tuscan countryside, the place they discover ways to make pecorino cheese, discover native farms and go to an historic flour mill.
Flay and De Laurentiis additionally go to Montalcino, a city in Tuscany recognized for its Brunello wine.
“Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis are Meals Community stars and iconoclasts, but in addition very shut buddies,” Meals Community President Courtney White stated in an announcement. “It was a thrill for our cameras to observe them on their private travels by way of Italy, as viewers get to see a complete new facet of Giada and Bobby as they reveal their favourite locations to eat and drink. From Rome to Tuscany, watching this present is like taking a dream journey to Italy out of your sofa.”