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About Stanley Tucci
Stanley Tucci is an actor, writer, director, and producer. He has directed five films and appeared in over seventy films, countless television shows, and a dozen plays on and off Broadway. He has been nominated for an Academy Award, a Tony, and a spoken word Grammy; is a winner of two Golden Globes and two Emmys; and has received numerous other critical and professional awards and accolades.
A lover of all things culinary Stanley wrote and directed Big Night, the critically acclaimed movie about two brothers running a failing restaurant, starred in Julie and Julia and is the host of Emmy nominated Searching for Italy. He is also pretty adept with a cocktail shaker.
He is the author of Taste: My Life Through Food and two cookbooks, The Tucci Table and The Tucci Cookbook.
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDRE SIMONS FOOD & DRINK BOOK AWARDS
A Guardian book of the year
A Times book of the year
A Spectator book of the year
A Daily Mail book of the year
An Evening Standard book of the year
A Stella Magazine book of the year
From award-winning actor and food obsessive Stanley Tucci comes an intimate and charming memoir of life in and out of the kitchen. For Stanley and foodie fans, this is the perfect, irresistible gift.
'It's impossible to read this without becoming ravenous!' -- Nigella Lawson
'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
Before Stanley Tucci became a household name with The Devil Wears Prada, The Hunger Games, and the perfect Negroni, he grew up in an Italian American family that spent every night around the 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 recipes and into the stories behind them.
Taste is a reflection on the intersection of food and life, filled with anecdotes about growing up in Westchester, New York, preparing for and filming the foodie films Big Night and Julie & Julia, falling in love over dinner, and teaming up with his wife to create conversation-starting meals for their children. Each morsel of this gastronomic journey through good times and bad, five-star meals and burnt dishes, is as heartfelt and delicious as the last.
Written with Stanley's signature wry humour and nostalgia, Taste is a heartwarming read that will be irresistible for anyone who knows the power of a home-cooked meal.
As seen on BBC2's Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy
Food can bind and govern a family and no one knows this more than Hollywood actor and respected foodie, Stanley Tucci. Throughout his childhood, cooking was a familial venture evoking a wealth of memories and traditions.
Featuring family-friendly dishes and stunning photography THE TUCCI TABLE will captivate food lovers' imaginations with recipes from Stanley's traditional Italian roots as well as those of his British wife, Felicity Blunt. Each dish is introduced by Stanley and he offers an insight into why each recipe is so special to his family. Recipes include Pasta Al Forno, Roasted Sea bass, Pan Seared Venison and British classics such as Shepherd's Pie and Sausage Rolls.
THE TUCCI TABLE captures the true joys of family cooking.
There is some truth to the old adage “Most of the world eats to live, but Italians live to eat.”
What is it about a good Italian supper that feels like home, no matter where you’re from? Heaping plates of steaming pasta . . . crisp fresh vegetables . . . simple hearty soups . . . sumptuous stuffed meats . . . all punctuated with luscious, warm confections.
For acclaimed actor Stanley Tucci, teasing our taste buds in classic foodie films such as Big Night and Julie & Julia was a logical progression from a childhood filled with innovative homemade Italian meals: decadent Venetian Seafood Salad; rich and gratifying Lasagna Made with Polenta and Gorgonzola Cheese; spicy Spaghetti with Tomato and Tuna; delicate Pork Tenderloin with Fennel and Rosemary; fruity Roast Duck with Fresh Figs; flavorful Baked Whole Fish in an Aromatic Salt Crust; savory Eggplant and Zucchini Casserole with Potatoes; buttery Plum and Polenta Cake; and yes, of course, the legendary Timpano.
Featuring nearly 200 irresistible recipes, perfectly paired with delicious wines, The Tucci Cookbook is brimming with robust flavors, beloved Italian traditions, mouthwatering photographs, and engaging, previously untold stories from the family’s kitchen.
Stanley Tucci non è solo il famoso attore di Il diavolo veste Prada, ma è l’orgoglioso erede di una famiglia italo-americana, da cui ha imparato che niente è più importante del cibo. Del buon cibo.
E allora perché non raccontare finalmente tutta la magia dei piatti tradizionali così come li cucinava sua madre e il suo sconfinato amore per l’Italia?
Ci vuole gusto è un divertentissimo memoir e una profonda riflessione sul legame inscindibile tra vita e cibo, un libro su come innamorarsi a tavola e anche su come sfamare una famiglia numerosa con grande soddisfazione di tutti.
È un viaggio gastronomico in giro per il mondo (ma soprattutto per l’Italia), tra gli inevitabili alti e bassi della vita, tra ristoranti a cinque stelle e clamorosi insuccessi culinari, gustoso dal primo all’ultimo boccone.
«Venite a godervi il cibo, i cocktail, gli aneddoti e il divertimento. Ma che non vi venga in mente di spezzare gli spaghetti.»