For all you foodies and lovers of romance, From Scratch may prove to be the perfect new series for you to watch.
Based on actress Tembi Locke’s best-selling memoir From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home, the series sees Zoe Saldaña play Amy Wheeler, an American student abroad who lands in Italy on a quest to get knee-deep into Italian art, but unexpectedly finds the love her life. Unfortunately for her, Amy’s fairytale happily ever after is complicated by cultural differences, illness and other scenarios of life that tend to drive a wedge between even the strongest of relationships. So just what can viewers expect from the series that has 100% on Rotten Tomatoes (as of October 21)?
Here’s everything we know about From Scratch.
By the way, if you’re wondering what the differences are between From Scratch the series and the book it’s based on, check what we found out.
From Scratch episode guide
From Scratch premiered with eight episodes on Netflix on Friday, October 21. Below we've provided an episode guide for what you can expect when tuning into the series.
Episode 1: "First Tastes"
"Torn between her dreams and her father’s expectations, Amy arrives in Italy for an art program and meets a charming chef who gives her a new perspective."
Episode 2: "Carne e Ossa"
"Amy and Lino build a life together in Los Angeles while living in Amey’s sister’s apartment. A Thanksgiving family feast brings tensions to the table."
Episode 3: "A Villa. A Broom. A Cake."
"Amid family drama on both sides, Amy and Lino celebrate a new chapter in the same place where their love story began."
Episode 4: "Bitter Almonds"
"Back in Los Angeles, Amy reaches a crossroads in her career and Lino seizes an opportunity — until devastating news brings their pursuits to a halt."
Episode 5: "Bread and Brine"
"Amy, Lino and their families are forced to face uncomfortable truths, make difficult decisions and heal old wounds."
Episode 6: "Heirlooms"
"Amy and Lino find a new source of joy and soon take on a series of unforeseeable challenges."
Episode 7: "Between the Fire and the Pan"
"Amy and Idalia find support and strength in their family and try to prepare for what’s to come."
Episode 8: "Aftertastes"
"In Sicily, family ties usher in new beginnings as the next chapter in Amy and Lino’s love story unfolds."
7 From Scratch moments that leave fans in tears
What is From Scratch about?
Netflix has provided the following description for From Scratch:
"Young American student Amy (Zoe Saldaña) gets entangled with Sicilian chef Lino (Eugenio Mastrandrea).
"Amy’s idyllic study-abroad summer starts perfectly: good food, handsome company and beautiful seaside backdrops. But her trip quickly grows more complicated. As if the couple’s cultural differences weren’t enough, soon Lino faces health issues that could tear the two lovers apart. In order to make it through this unforeseen challenge, Amy and Lino will have to unite their families into a cross-country support system that evades borders and overcomes obstacles."
Who is in the From Scratch cast?
As previously mentioned, the From Scratch cast is led by Zoe Saldaña and Eugenio Mastrandrea playing Amy and Lino respectively. Saldaña has made quite the name for herself in Hollywood, especially in the action genre. Some of her most notable roles have been in the Guardians of the Galaxy series, the Star Trek movies and The Adam Project. Additionally, she’s making her triumphant return as Neytiri in one of the most highly-anticipated new movies this year, Avatar: The Way of Water.
Mastrandrea’s most notable credit on the other hand is an Italian television series titled La Fuggitiva. From Scratch is his most significant international role to date.
For more information about the characters and the actors that play them, be sure to check out our From Scratch meet the cast piece.
From Scratch trailer
The From Scratch trailer definitely makes it seem as if viewers may want to have some tissues on hand. Take a look.
On October 12, Netflix released this behind-the-scenes look at the limited series. Take a look.
How to watch From Scratch
From Scratch is a Netflix Original series. Those looking forward to watching it need to have a subscription to the streaming giant. Netflix currently offers a few different options ranging in features and price for would-be subscribers.
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