Renowned chefs Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis are entertaining on camera to say the least. They’ve teamed up for their new show, Bobby and Giada in Italy that takes viewers straight to the streets of one of the world’s top food capitals, where the two stalwarts devour traditional Italian food and tour the country together. What can you expect? Lots of banter, picturesque locations, delectable Italian meals, and more.
As Delish reports, the two chefs aren’t always on there own throughout the series, and feature a variety of interesting companions throughout the show, including Giada De Laurentiis’ mother, actress Veronica De Laurentiis, who embarks on a journey across Rome in the first episode with her daughter and Flay. The latter expressed his admiration for Veronica De Laurentiis recently and said, “[Giada’s] mom is literally one of my favorite people in the world…I just love being around Veronica because she’s funny as can be, she has an opinion about everything, and she has crazy great knowledge, especially when it comes to a place like that.”
You also may have noticed that throughout the show, Flay stuck to a dapper uniform for certain occasions. While it may seem like a small detail, there’s a good explanation behind why Flay wore a suit while touring places like Rome.
Bobby Flay likes to look the part
As Delish writes, Flay takes his role on the show rather seriously and wants to make sure that he leaves no stone unturned. He has a special reason for putting on that suit sometimes when he’s filming. He said,”I have a suit on because when I go to a place like Rome, I want to be dressed like a local, so I don’t feel like I’m just, you know, the next tourist. I put on a nice suit and I walk around and go shopping — it just makes me feel like I’m kind of living a life a little bit. It’s almost like the movie of my life.” Impressive.
Flay also told Delish that it was a lot of fun to film the episodes with his fellow chef as the duo explored Italy as a team. He called it “an extended vacation” and said that it is always fun to work with De Laurentiis because of the fact that they share such an easy, effortless friendship.