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Taste: My Life Through Food Hardcover – October 5, 2021
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From award-winning actor and food obsessive Stanley Tucci comes an intimate and charming memoir of life in and out of the kitchen.
Stanley Tucci grew up in an Italian American family that spent every night around the kitchen table. He shared the magic of those meals with us in The Tucci Cookbook and The Tucci Table, and now he takes us beyond the savory recipes and into the compelling stories behind them.
Taste is a reflection on the intersection of food and life, filled with anecdotes about his growing up in Westchester, New York; preparing for and shooting the foodie films Big Night and Julie & Julia; falling in love over dinner; and teaming up with his wife to create meals for a multitude of children. Each morsel of this gastronomic journey through good times and bad, five-star meals and burned dishes, is as heartfelt and delicious as the last.
Written with Stanley’s signature wry humor, Taste is for fans of Bill Buford, Gabrielle Hamilton, and Ruth Reichl—and anyone who knows the power of a home-cooked meal.
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"An instant classic, Stanley Tucci's TASTE is as captivating, simple, charming and insanely moreish as the best Italian food. Take it to bed with you and you will fall asleep dreaming you're in Italy. But take it to the kitchen and you will find yourself using it as often as a pan or a peeler." –Stephen Fry
"A delicious story of appetite, family and pasta. A serious amount of pasta. In this gloriously written memoir, the ever tasteful Stanley Tucci invites us to his table and feeds us all the good stuff." –Jay Rayner
"It’s impossible to read this without becoming ravenous!” –Nigella Lawson
"Our relationship with fire and food has shaped us as human beings, it connects us in a unique way, to ourselves, the people we love and this beautiful planet we live on. It is a wonderful story of and told by a wonderful man through his food memories. It is as infectious as it is delicious, as funny as it is insightful. The only reason to put this book down, is to go cook and eat from it.” –Heston Blumenthal
"Funny, heart-breaking, fascinating, intimate and beautifully-written.” –Kate Mosse
"This superb book…Taste enriches the reader and establishes Tucci as one of the wisest and most generous personalities of our time." — Roger Lewis, Daily Mail
"The man, the myth, The Devil Wears Prada legend Stanley Tucci has blessed our hungry souls with a food memoir to feed our mounting appetite for the actor and cook’s wit, warmth and, let’s face it: tight polo shirts. He divulges some of his most treasured memories and stories behind favourite recipes — prepare to feel bereaved when it’s over."—Joanna Taylor, Evening Standard
"Reading this book will make you more attentive to the glorious — or modest — food on your table, and to the people with whom you are privileged to share it." --Jennifer Reese, The Washington Post
"Like the enormous layered pasta pie that starred in the 1996 movie Big Night, Stanley Tucci’s new memoir is a gastronome’s delight." --Bookpage
"Tucci is not only a prolific actor and writer, but his zest for food, travel, culture, and life is contagious." —Edith G. Tolchin, New York Journal of Books
About the Author
- Publisher : Gallery Books (October 5, 2021)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1982168013
- ISBN-13 : 978-1982168018
- Item Weight : 1.15 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #67 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Highly recommend for something unique for that foodie or film fan in your life.
A gastronomical adventure, and a perfect read for any fan.
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Stan cites Julia Childs and my hero Keith Floyd ,, the man who invented the slurp as you cooked.
But , most of all its family and his heritage that is the central core of this fabulous book.
Read at your peril because you be motivated to be at your kitchen table cutting and cooking before you know !! Thanks Stan.