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.
It's impossible to read this without becoming ravenous!
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.
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'
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.
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.
Funny, heart-breaking, fascinating, intimate and beautifully-written
This superb book...Taste enriches the reader and establishes Tucci as one of the wisest and most generous personalities of our time.
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.
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
Luscious feast of stories