The cheerful chef’s travel partner seems to concur. In an interview with People, Bobby Flay says that making wild boar ragu and pasta in Tuscany — a dish that the region is known for — was a highlight of a trip filled with highlights. “I think you’re going to see an inherent happiness in both of us just being there,” he told the outlet in January.
The series devotes two episodes to Tuscany, while the other two are set in Rome and feature De Laurentiis’ mom, actress Veronica De Laurentiis. But as magical as the setting and the cast of characters might have been, traveling with someone is still traveling with someone. “We did spend days where we were separated, thank goodness,” De Laurentiis tells Today, of how she and Bobby made so much time together work. “Like any relationship, it’s good to have some breaks from each other!”