Taste by Stanley Tucci

If you aren't hungry when you begin this you surely will be when you're done. The recipes! And most of them simple enough to create in our own kitchens. I can vouch for the fact that the eggs poached in tomatoes are easy to make and absolutely delicious.

This is not a cookbook as such. It's Mr. Tucci's life story puctuated by mouth-watering descriptions of meals he's had along the way, meals his mother made for him, those he's experienced in restaurants around the world, and the ones he now makes for his own family. 

He's an interesting writer, telling his stories with humour and humility, and letting us share the happy and the less-than-happy events that have made him who he is today. Just a heads up for those of you who like to be forewarned, there is some language. Toward the middle a few pages are laden with it but it does ease up again after that. 

They say you should never meet your heros - Mr. Tucci has long been a favourite actor of mine - but having met him in this book and gotten to know him a little, I can say he's remains up there in my estimation. He seems like a genuinely likeable guy. This was a good read. 


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