THE DEBUT COOKBOOK FROM THE AWARD-WINNING ACTOR, STANLEY TUCCI There is some truth to the old adage, 'Most of the world eats to live, but Italians live to eat.' What is it about a good Italian supper that feels like home, no matter where you come from? Heaped plates of steaming pasta...crisp fresh vegetables...simple hearty soups...sumptuous stuffed meats...all punctuated with luscious, warm confections. For acclaimed actor Stanley Tucci, teasing our taste buds in classic foodie films such as Big Night and Julie & Julia was a logical progression from a childhood filled with innovative homemade Italian meals: decadent Venetian Seafood Salad; rich and gratifying Lasagne Made with Polenta and Gorgonzola Cheese; spicy Spaghetti with Tomato and Tuna; delicate Pork Fillet with Fennel and Rosemary; fruity Roast Duck with Fresh Figs; flavourful Baked Whole Fish in an Aromatic Salt Crust; savoury Aubergine and Courgette Casserole with Potatoes; buttery Plum and Polenta Cake; and yes, of course, the legendary Timpano. Featuring nearly 200 irresistible recipes, perfectly paired with delicious wines, The Tucci Cookbook is brimming with robust flavours, beloved Italian traditions, mouthwatering photographs and engaging, previously untold stories from the family's kitchen. Buon appetito!
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.More About Stanley Tucci