over the past two years, Stanley Tucci Captivate our TVs with delicious regional Italian cuisine and stunning rural landscapes on the popular CNN series: search for italy. If it wasn’t already clear from my previous posts on recipes, then there is no denying the fact that this Italian gift to humanity has heightened my appetite for authentic Italian cuisine and No Dolce Vita.
I recently had the opportunity to interview Tucci for the fun summer promotion he is hosting alongside S.Pellegrino, referred to as “S.Pellegrino Summer”, where one winner will receive $10,000 to take some much-needed time and enjoy the summer like The perfect Italian. Tucci shared his recommendations for a truly memorable vacation, Fresh tomato pasta The dish he wants to make this summer, and his favorite drinks at the moment.
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What does the perfect summer look like for Stanley Tucci?
For Tucci, the perfect summer would include “time spent relaxing in the fresh air and gathering around the table with family and friends.” He enthusiastically described Lake Como as “the most beautiful place ever” and said that if it were up to him he would rent a lake-view house and a great kitchen and do…”very little”. “In Italy, the spirit of summer comes alive in the simple things” which he hopes will inspire Americans to try.
What dishes will be on the summer table at Tucci?
As a fellow Italian food lover, I was eager to discuss all things with Tucci and happily was happy to oblige. We both agreed that good risotto and veal Milanese are some of our favorite meals other than pasta. But when pressed hard, pasta is the one that conquers our hearts as our favorite meal. So, what can we expect to find at Tucci’s table this summer? Simple tomato pasta dish. Hearing him describe this recipe made me crave Italy, pasta and Parmigiano. “it is delicious!” polite. After making this pasta at home, I agree that it is delicious, easy to prepare and perfect for summer.
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How to make tochi summer pasta with fresh tomatoes
- Cut the fresh tomatoes into quarters and place them in a bowl with the olive oil and fresh basil.
- Chop one or two cloves of garlic and rub it a little.
- Refrigerate to marinate while preparing pasta.
- When you’re ready to serve, take the hot pasta and place it over the marinated tomatoes.
- Add salt and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
What is Tucci’s favorite summer drink?
When the Italian actor was asked to name his favorite drink, he was quick to reply that he loves San Pellegrino and will be sipping on one of Essenza’s favorite flavors, lemon zest, all summer long. Tucci hinted that we might find him sipping a glass or two of wine, perhaps from the Piedmont region.
My brief chat with Tucci – and I hope you all will too – gave me a window into what a real summer vacation should look like. It’s time for Americans to embrace the perfect Italian summer vacation and use their allotted time to enjoy life. Whether we’re traveling abroad, visiting cities within the US, or staying close to home, let’s embrace the season to the fullest.
Greetings for a summer full of family, friends and lots of pasta!