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Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis join forces for a new food and travel show based in Italy

Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis join forces for a new food and travel show based in Italy

They are popular celebrity chefs in their own right, who have monetized their brands with successful restaurants, cookbooks and TV appearances.

But now old friends — Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis — are teaming up for a new food and travel show that’s set to premiere on the new streaming service Discovery+.

‘Exciting news….All your favorite shows, including a new series “Bobby and Giada in Italy,” are coming to #discoveryplus on January 4th! Follow @discoveryplus to stay in the loop on what’s coming… it’s gonna be good,’ Flay announced on Instagram.

Dream team: Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis are teaming up for a food and travel show —  Bobby and Giada in Italy —  that’s set to premiere on the new streaming service Discovery+

Bobby and Giada In Italy will follow the pair as they cook and eat their way through De Laurentiis’ home country of Italy, according to People.

So far there’s no official word on whether the premise of the series will focus more on cooking and recipes, or tasting, or perhaps a tasty portion of both.   

The January 4 series premiere also coincides with the launch of the Discovery+ platform. The service will cost $4.99 a month and include more than 2,500 shows and 55,000 “real-life” TV episodes from HGTV, Food Network, OWN, Animal Planet, TLC, among others.

Coming soon: Flay announced their new show will begin streaming on January 4, 2021

Coming soon: Flay announced their new show will begin streaming on January 4, 2021

There had been talk of a possible foodie collaboration between the two when they were first spotted filming in Rome back in September 2019.

While en route to Italy at the time, Flay, 55, teased his 1.5 million Instagram fans and followers by revealing he was heading to ‘one of my favorite places.’  

Flay reportedly made stops at such hot spots as Piazza Navona, Campo de’ Fiori, and the Spanish Steps.  

De Laurentiis, 50, also shared some of the details of her trip to her 1.7 million Instagram followers by sharing a photo of herself jumping in the streets of her native city with caption: ‘There’s no place like ROME,’ along with a big red emoji.

Celebrity chef: Flay, 55, is the owner and executive chef of several restaurants and has hosted 16 cooking shows and specials on Food Network and Cooking Channel

Celebrity chef: Flay, 55, is the owner and executive chef of several restaurants and has hosted 16 cooking shows and specials on Food Network and Cooking Channel

Flay is the owner and executive chef of several restaurants: Mesa Grill in Las Vegas; Bar Americain in New York and at Mohegan Sun; Bobby Flay Steak House in Atlantic City; Gato in New York, and Bobby’s Burger Palace in 19 locations across 11 states.

He has hosted 16 cooking shows and specials on Food Network and Cooking Channel.

De Laurentiis is the founder of the catering business GDL Foods and she has hosted a number of food and cooking shows, including Food Network’s Giada At Home. 

Her first restaurant, called GIADA, opened inside The Cromwell in Las Vegas, Nevada in July 2014.

Celebrity chef: De Laurentiis, 50, is the founder of the catering business GDL Foods, and she has hosted a number of food and cooking shows, including Food Network's Giada At Home

Celebrity chef: De Laurentiis, 50, is the founder of the catering business GDL Foods, and she has hosted a number of food and cooking shows, including Food Network’s Giada At Home

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