In this captivating and touching memoir, Stanley Tucci takes readers on a culinary journey that spans continents, cultures, and generations. From his grandmother’s kitchen in Calabria to the fires of Le Cordon Bleu in Paris to the set of The Hunger Games films—where he perfected such dishes as President Snow’s lobster bisque—Tucci shares intimate stories about the people and places that have influenced him most profoundly along the way. He also reflects on his career as an award-winning actor starring in iconic films like Big Night and The Devil Wears Prada while revealing how food has played an integral role both onscreen and off. A masterful storyteller with a delicious flair for detail, Tucci offers readers a unique perspective into why we cook what we cook, how tastes evolve over time,and ultimately what food means to us all.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who enjoys a good culinary memoir, has an interest in food and culture, or is just looking for a charming read.
- Stanley Tucci is a great storyteller and has many interesting stories to share about food, family, and his career as an actor.
- This book offers readers a unique perspective into why we cook what we cook, how tastes evolve over time,and ultimately what food means to us all.
- The recipes in the back of the book are intriguing and make you want to try them out!
- Tucci doesn’t get into the technical side of cooking very much
- Some recipes are included, but there could be more
- The book feels incomplete
Learn more about the author
Stanley Tucci is an award-winning actor, writer, producer and director. His films include The Hunger Games series, Julie & Julia, Transformers: Age of Extinction and Big Night. He has also starred in the television series Murder One and Monk. Tucci cofounded the independent production company Olive Productions with his wife Louise Kerzner in 2001. They have two children.
“This book was sooo good! I am not a foodie by any means, but Stanley Tucci’s take on the people and places that have influenced his life through food made for an interesting read. The author writes with such passion about dishes he has created or experienced and it definitely makes you want to try out some of them!”
“What a treat! Stanley Tucci’s Taste is unsurprisingly mouthwatering, with stories of his passion for food and cooking intertwined with recollections of family, friends, travels and movie sets. From growing up in an Italian-American household where the Sunday dinner was always a feast to working as a chef in Paris and on Hollywood movie sets, Tucci provides fascinating insights into both cuisine and culture. This book will make you want to cook up something special—or simply curl up with a good plate of pasta.”
“Tucci takes the reader on a touching and personal journey through his life, all the while weaving in stories about food- from Calabrian grandmother’s kitchen to Michelin starred restaurants. This is more than just a cookbook or memoir- it is a story of family, heritage, culture and love.”
“A deeply personal and gorgeously written exploration of food, family, and life. Tucci is a brilliant cook himself, with an artist’s palate and a writer’s heart. This book will make you hungry for both food and stories.”