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A typical celebrity memoir is about glamorous tales.  This is about food!  Stanley relates stories of his upbringing that explain how food shaped his world, including the recipes.   His delightful anecdotes are filled with gatherings around a table.  And he uses meals as memories.  He openly discusses his battle with cancer and describes how his relationship with food has been forever altered.  His name-dropping is fun, I loved hearing about his celebrity network.  His audio narration makes it even better!

From the publisher:
From award-winning actor and food obsessive Stanley Tucci comes an intimate and charming memoir of life in and out of the kitchen.

Stanley Tucci grew up in an Italian American family that spent every night around the kitchen table. He shared the magic of those meals with us in The Tucci Cookbook and The Tucci Table, and now he takes us beyond the savory recipes and into the compelling stories behind them.​

Taste is a reflection on the intersection of food and life, filled with anecdotes about his growing up in Westchester, New York; preparing for and shooting the foodie films Big Night and Julie & Julia; falling in love over dinner; and teaming up with his wife to create meals for a multitude of children. Each morsel of this gastronomic journey through good times and bad, five-star meals and burned dishes, is as heartfelt and delicious as the last.

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