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Stanley Tucci's New Show Is Just His Latest Stop on Our Tour Of Thirst Traps

By Kristy Puchko | TV | February 7, 2020 |

By Kristy Puchko | TV | February 7, 2020 |


Stanley Tucci is prepping to give the internet a fresh cause to thirst for him. Deadline reports the character actor/noted foodie will take audiences on a tasting tour with Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy. Before we get into the details, let’s go on a brief tour of Tucci hotness.

Long before he was bringing gravitas to Captain America: The First Avenger or The Hunger Games, Tucci was strutting in Levis and letting his guns blaze in the sun in a commercial the internet will never let go.

In 2002, Tucci bared it all in an on-stage sex scene with Edie Falco in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. But the sexiest bit of this run might be when he broke character to chastise audience members who brought out their phones. Respect for the man who respects the theater!

In 2009, he gave us big romance as the loving husband of Julia Child in Julie & Julia.

In 2010, Tucci gave us Hot Daddy swoons with Easy A.

Then offscreen, he’s been tempting us with a series of cookbooks that not only feature delicious recipes, but also sexy shots of Tucci with his sleeves rolled up. Boom.


And boom.


This is how fantasies are born.

He’d previously given us plenty of food porn in his directorial debut, 1996’s Big Night.

And now, Tucci brings his roguish smile, his love of food, and presumably his bared forearms to Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy. The CNN documentary series will air in four parts, and will feature Tucci traveling to Florence, Rome, Sicily and Milan to explore the food and how the region’s history shaped such culinary treasures.

Of this project, Tucci has said, “I wanted to do this series because I am fascinated by the diversity of Italian cuisine and set out to gain a better understanding of the country’s rich history and culture. This was a passion project and love letter to the place where my family is from.”

They had us at Tucci.

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Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.

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