Taste

Taste : The Sunday Times Bestseller

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

A Guardian book of the year
A Times book of the year
A Daily Mail 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

From award-winning actor and food obsessive Stanley Tucci comes an intimate and charming memoir of life in and out of the kitchen.

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.

'The man, the myth, The Devil Wears Prada legend Stanley Tucci has blessed our hungry souls with a food memoir [... in which] he divulges some of his most treasured memories and stories behind favourite recipes - prepare to feel bereaved when it's over' - - Evening Standard

'Superb ... Taste enriches the reader and establishes Tucci as one of the wisest and most generous personalities of our time' - - Daily Mail
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 256g
  • Fig Tree
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780241501009
  • 250

Review Text

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.
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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 * 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. * Anna Jones, Author of 'One Pot, Pan, Planet' *
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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.
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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