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. Taste is an intimate reflection on the intersection of food and life, filled with anecdotes about growing up in Westchester, NY, 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 for anyone who knows the power of a home-cooked meal.
It's impossible to read this without becoming ravenous! * Nigella Lawson * 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 * 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 * 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 * This is a book I shall have in my kitchen, by the bed and in my suitcase whenever I travel to Italy. I plan to buy at least three for myself and my friends, and suggest you do too. * Ruth Rogers, The River Cafe * Funny, heart-breaking, fascinating, intimate and beautifully-written * Kate Mosse, author of 'An Extra Pair of Hands' * 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 * Tucci, as all the world knows by now, likes to eat and drink...his memoir, however, takes his passion to another level...The world needs more men like this * Rachel Cooke, The Observer * Luscious feast of stories * i * He writes as if the reader were sitting as a guest at his table regaling them with memories from his childhood, life and work, and richly describing the meals that underpinned them * Christian Bishop, New Statesman * A brilliant food-led memoir from the all-round gem, Stanley Tucci. It's a love letter to food and a life lived in the pursuit of the good things. * Author of 'One Pot, Pan, Planet' * Taste confirmed my impressions of Tucci: he really would be a dream dinner party host; he really does know about food, and cares deeply about its connective role in family and community. His zestful celebration of cultural heritage and culinary creativity reminds us to savour la dolce vita * Madeleine Feeny, Evening Standard * A divine celebration of food, Italy and life, this joyous memoir from the popular actor is a real treat. * Woman & Home * It's heaven * Sophie Dahl, author of Madame Badobedah * I loved it * Zoe Ball * I read it through the night. Food memoirs are tough to pull off, but Tucci's has the essentials: honesty, humour, humility and real acquired knowledge...I want the sequel * Rose Prince for the Spectator * Funny and heartwarming * GQ * Moving, funny and greedy...If food is everything to you, you'll love it * Diana Henry, Sunday Telegraph * This is an enriching book * Daily Mail * His descriptions of the Italian food he grew up with, woven through with family stories and the recipes he's encountered on his travels, will leave you hungry - and in no doubt that this is a man who knows both how to eat and how to live * Guardian *
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