Might Stanley Tucci Fill the Bourdain-shaped Hole in Our Hearts?

On his CNN series Tucci proves himself an engaging and knowledgeable guide to the regions of Italy.

Image from CNN program shows Stanley Tucci in a gray overcoat and European-tied scarf walking down a city street at night in Italy.
Image from CNN

Can actor/director/foodie Stanley Tucci carry on in the spirit of Anthony Bourdain? After watching just a few episodes of “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy,” in its first season on CNN, I’m persuaded by Tucci’s mellifluous voice, his New Yorker chutzpah…