Bobby Flay can’t help but remember his days in Italy with a whole lot of nostalgia. He told Delish that it was especially entertaining to work with De Laurentiis. He said that it didn’t even feel like work and he thought that it was like being on a long holiday. Flay added that watching the show and reflecting on his time in Italy helped him feel hopeful at a time when the world is dealing with a pandemic and waiting for things to return to normal.
Flay said, “It’s been really hard for everyone. So it was actually a really nice moment to kind of take your mind away from what was going on, and just sort of [see] some…normalcy, in the world.” He also said that revisiting his time in Rome made him feel better, as he thought that it might be possible to go back someday to the way things were before the pandemic hit: “Rome has been there for some time, it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. And to be able to experience that, what it did for me personally was that it gave me hope for the future.”