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  • Published: 15 October 2024
  • ISBN: 9780241683132
  • Imprint: Fig Tree
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $45.00
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What I Ate in One Year

(And related thoughts)




From the beloved, bestselling, Oscar-nominated author of Taste: What I Ate in One Year is a funny, poignant, heartfelt and deeply satisfying serving of memories and meals and an irresistible celebration of the profound role that food plays in all our lives.

‘Sharing food is one of the purest human acts'

Food has always been an integral part of Stanley Tucci’s life: from stracciatella soup served in the shadow of the Pantheon, to marinara sauce cooked between scene rehearsals and costume fittings, to home-made pizza eaten with his children before bedtime.

Now, in What I Ate In One Year Tucci records twelve months of eating, in restaurants, kitchens, film sets, press junkets, at home and abroad, with friends, with family, with strangers, and occasionally just by himself.

Ranging from the mouth-wateringly memorable, to the comfortingly domestic, to the infuriatingly inedible, the meals memorialised in this diary are a prism for him to reflect on the ways his life, and his family, are constantly evolving. Through food he marks - and mourns - the passing of time, the loss of loved ones, and steels himself for what is to come.

Whether it’s duck a l’orange eaten with fellow actors and cooked by singing Carmelite nuns, steaks barbequed at a gathering with friends, or meatballs made by his mother and son and shared at the table with three generations of his family, these meals give shape and add emotional richness to his days.

  • Published: 15 October 2024
  • ISBN: 9780241683132
  • Imprint: Fig Tree
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $45.00
Categories:

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Praise for What I Ate in One Year

This is a man who knows both how to eat and how to live

Guardian, praise for Taste

Food memoirs are tough to pull off, but Tucci's has the essentials: honesty, humour, humility and real acquired knowledge . . . I want the sequel

Spectator, praise for Taste

Superb ... Establishes Tucci as one of the wisest and most generous personalities of our time

Daily Mail, praise for Taste

The man, the myth, The Devil Wears Prada legend Stanley Tucci has blessed our hungry souls with a food memoir to feed our mounting appetite for the actor and cook's wit, warmth and, let's face it: tight polo shirts ... Prepare to feel bereaved when it's over

Evening Standard, praise for Taste