The Tucci Cookbook: Family, Friends and Food Hardcover – 8 Nov 2012
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"Chefs and actors share a wonderful bond, the warm friendship of their respective colleagues. Stanley has learned to straddle both professions and this terrific book is a testament. Stanley is totally passionate about his Italian culinary history, and he is extremely knowledgeable on the subject of how home cooks and professional chefs approach recipes. I adore his family anecdotes and recipes, especially when one region has a strong opinion how a tomato sauce is to be prepared. I am jealous, Stanley is the consummate actor/director, and now we can add chef/cookbook author. Well done!" --Jonathan Waxman, author of Italian, My Way
About the Author
Italian-American actor Stanley Tucci was born in New York in 1960 and has appeared in more than fifty films, including The Devil Wears Prada, The Terminal and Road to Perdition, as well as more than a dozen plays, on and off Broadway. He starred in Julie & Julia, opposite Meryl Streep, and The Lovely Bones, for which he earned his first Academy Award nomination, for Best Supporting Actor.
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This book is described as a love letter to his parents, to his Italian roots and to the entire Italian-American "experience", a combination of recipe book, history book and social commentary all wrapped up in a parcel like a piece of perfect pasta. Many books tend to feature some form of tribute or history, ascribed to the author's love and enthusiasm to their roots and being, yet not so many manage to make a lengthy, comprehensive section really readable and engaging. Even though you don't know the family and possibly don't know the background, you can begin to feel that you are a lot closer after reading this.
Wine is an often misunderstood, under-utilised and wrongly-applied addition to a mealtime and here an engaging, informative section provides a clear, common-sense overview that might help you broaden your horizons and select wines to really enhance and highlight your meal. Of course, should you not imbibe, you can still enjoy the knowledge and understand the symmetrical relationship between wine and food. Should you imbibe, you can only benefit.
Then it is on to the food, with the chapters split into appetisers and salads; soups; eggs; bread and pizza; pasta; rice and risotto; vegetables and side dishes; meat; poultry; fish and shellfish and finally deserts. Whilst there may be many familiar recipes within this book, there might be a different twist, a particular variation or some unknown nugget of knowledge waiting to be consumed.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was very pleased to have the book, I haven't actually used it yet but will be soon.Published 13 months ago by Jne
Excellent cookbook with interesting account of Italian/American living, cooking and eating.pPublished on 19 Aug. 2014 by Brian Roberts
Beautifully presented cookbook (would make a great gift). Have not tried any of the recipes yet but they all look 'doable' and I look forward to having a go.Published on 8 Aug. 2013 by Mrs Caroline Hills
Bought this book for my daughter for xmas she is soooo pleased with it . Told all her friends about it . Tucci cookbook looking forward to some nice meals .Published on 2 Jan. 2013 by mrs gail casey