The Reason Rome Gives Bobby Flay Hope For The Future

Celebrity chef Bobby Flay has made a name for himself in the culinary world for sure. The star has often left no stone unturned to showcase his dedication to food, and his television presence left a big impact on the industry. According to Showbiz Cheat SheetFlay might be the Food Network's most popular celebrity chef. And now, the chef has given viewers yet another reason to like him: the show Bobby and Giada In Italy, which was filmed before the pandemic hit. He was joined by fellow celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis, and they had a blast (via Delish). 

The show follows Flay and De Laurentiis as they make their way around Italy, sampling local food and amazing dishes, including such classics as gelato, pizza, and pasta (via Food Network). What makes the show even more entertaining to watch is the fact that the duo gets along like a house on fire, of course, feeding off of their famously close friendship.

Now that the show's episodes are available for your viewing pleasure, and much of the world is starved for enjoyment during the pandemic, you might be interested to know that Flay has said looking back on his Italian adventures made him feel hopeful. Here's why.

Rome reminds Bobby Flay of better times

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."