The Tucci Cookbook

The Tucci Cookbook

Family, Friends and Food

By Stanley Tucci; Joan Tucci; Stan Tucci

Gallery Books, Hardcover, 9781451661255, 361pp.

Publication Date: October 9, 2012

The Tucci Family brings wine pairings, updated recipes, gorgeous photography, and family memories to a new generation of Italian food lovers.
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 re from? Heaping 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 Lasagna Made with Polenta and Gorgonzola Cheese; spicy Spaghetti with Tomato and Tuna; delicate Pork Tenderloin with Fennel and Rosemary; fruity Roast Duck with Fresh Figs; flavorful Baked Whole Fish in an Aromatic Salt Crust; savory Eggplant and Zucchini 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 flavors, beloved Italian traditions, mouthwatering photographs, and engaging, previously untold stories from the family's kitchen.

About the Author
Stanley Tucci's first co-directing, co-screenwriting and acting effort was the acclaimed Big Night; he also wrote, directed and co-produced The Imposters and directed Joe Gould's Secret. Among his many film credits are Deconstructing Harry, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Road to Perdition; he won a Golden Globe and Emmy(r) for his title performance in HBO's Winchell, and received a Tony(r) nomination for his performance in Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune.