Review: Taste: My Life Through Food


Taste: My Life Through Food
By Stanley Tucci
Gallery Books, 9781982168018, October 5, 2021, 304pp.

The Short of It:

This is a “treat” read. I curled up with it and loved every page.

The Rest of It:

I have always loved Stanley Tucci but I love him even more now. I’ve been catching his show, Searching for Italy here and there and it’s a gem, too. His love for food and really, home cooking, go way back to his childhood and that is what this book largely covers. The fond memories he has of meals, lovingly prepared by his mother when he lived in New York. Those meals, the basis of family time around the table, I ate it up. Pun intended.

Each chapter is peppered with foodie goodness and sometimes a simple recipe or cocktail to take note of. You may not have known this but Tucci suffered from a tumor at the base of his tongue which affected his taste for quite a long time. I believe that period in his life made it clear to him how much he valued a good meal. This feeling shines through every page. I really loved it and it would make a great gift for the foodie in your life.

Source: Review copy provided by the publisher.
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10 thoughts on “Review: Taste: My Life Through Food”

  1. I had no interest in this one and then I heard a few positive things and read how much you enjoyed it so I placed a hold for the audio. Did you ever read Save Me the Plums? that was a good one too and Anne Hood has a good food one about growing up in an Italian family.

    1. I have Save Me The Plums on my Kindle. I added it long ago but I need to be in the mood for a foodie book and I guess I wasn’t. As the holidays approach I love these kinds of books.

  2. It seems like everyone is reading and loving this book! If I don’t get a copy for my birthday or Christmas, I’ll definitely plan to buy it in print and on audio. He’s one of my all-time favorite actors!

  3. I didn’t realize he had a food book out, but I randomly saw his cooking/shopping video a few times. I think he’s great, too

  4. Ah, Italy! We spent a week in Lucca (an hours drive W. from Florence. Because we lived at that time we lived in California, the weather was so much the same, and loved the culture….

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