Taste

Taste

The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller

Summary

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

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.


Before Stanley Tucci became a household name with The Devil Wears Prada, The Hunger Games, and his legendary Negronis, he grew up in an Italian American family that spent every night around he table. In Searching For Italy, he revealed his passion for the secrets and delights of the country's many cuisines. Now, he shares the magic of a lifetime of meals, and the stories behind them.

Filled with anecdotes about growing up, shooting foodie films like Julie & Julia, falling in love across the table, and making dinner for his family, Taste is a reflection on the joys of food and life itself. Through five-star meals and burnt dishes, and from the good times to the bad, each morsel of this gastronomic journey is as heartfelt and delicious as the last.

'It's impossible to read this without becoming ravenous!' Nigella Lawson

'Superb ... Establishes Tucci as one of the wisest and most generous personalities of our time' Daily Mail

'The man, the myth, The Devil Wears Prada legend Stanley Tucci has blessed our hungry souls with a food memoir ... Prepare to feel bereaved when it's over' Evening Standard

Number 1 Sunday Times bestseller, December 2022

Reviews

  • An instant classic . . . 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

About the author

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 six Emmys; and has received numerous other critical and professional awards and accolades. A lover of all things culinary, Stanley wrote and directed Big Night, starred in Julie and Julia and is the host of three-time Emmy winning Searching for Italy. He is also pretty adept with a cocktail shaker.
His memoir Taste: My Life Through Food is published by Fig Tree. He is also author of two cookbooks, The Tucci Table and The Tucci Cookbook.
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