Stanley Tucci's love of food is well documented, with two cookbooks, a television series, and countless social media posts revolving around his passion. So, it's only appropriate for a gastronome like Tucci to have his first memoir, Taste: My Life Through Food, be a study of his relationship to his favorite cuisines.
The memoir begins with Tucci's upbringing in an Italian-American family in New York and dives into how nights bonding around the dinner table helped feed his culinary curiosity. He's already shared many of his favorite family recipes in his cookbooks like The Tucci Cookbook and The Tucci Table, but in Taste, he gives personal context to what these meals have meant to him throughout his life.
In addition to his familial inspirations, the memoir provides anecdotes from his time on movie sets, with a special focus on food-related projects like 1996's Big Night, a film co-written and co-directed by Tucci about two brothers trying to save their Italian restaurant, and 2009's Julie & Julia, special to Tucci as he was obsessed with Julia Child since he was a kid. And, of course, the memoir also features its fair share of recipes to go along with the stories.
As viewers of CNN's Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy already know, the actor's ability to weave thoughtful storytelling into each meal he eats will make you feel like you're a dinner guest sitting in on his life's journey. You can preorder Taste: My Life Through Food on Amazon now, with shipments expected to go out on October 5.