Jewish-Roman fried artichokes on a plate
Stanley Tucci's Jewish-Roman Artichokes Are Fascinating TikTok
By Stacie Adams
Stanley Tucci is a talented actor who has won the hearts of audiences thanks to his authentic portrayals of a broad range of characters. Recently, Tucci has started to focus more on his passion projects, starring in a show called “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy,” and his recent trip to Rome allowed him to indulge in a recipe that bridges two cultures.
In a TikTok, Tucci documented his exploits in Rome’s Jewish quarter, which was first formed by a papal decree in 1555 and is the longest-standing Jewish community in Europe. The cuisine in this area blends Jewish and Roman cultures beautifully, especially with the carciofi alla giudia, or deep-fried artichokes, that Tucci shows off on video.
In addition to artichokes, the recipe consists of olive oil, black pepper, sea salt, and lemon wedges on the side. Followers of Tucci’s TikTok were invigorated by this recipe, wondering where they could experience their own deep-fried artichoke — luckily, this neighborhood has many amazing restaurants that focus on Jewish-Roman cooking.