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The Tucci Table: Cooking With Family and Friends

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Featuring family-friendly recipes and stunning photography, an all-new cookbook from New York Times bestselling author, beloved actor, and respected foodie Stanley Tucci.

Stanley Tucci’s association with wonderful foods began for fans with the movie Big Night and resonated in his role as Julia Child’s husband in Julie & Julia. But well before these films, he was enjoyin
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 28th 2014 by Gallery Books
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Jun 22, 2015 Diane rated it really liked it
Stanley Tucci is an actor, known for his roles in The Devil Wears Prada and Julie & Julia. In 1996, Tucci co-wrote and starred in a movie called Big Night, about two brothers who have one night to save their Italian restaurant. The movie has achieved cult status, earning many fans for Tucci and his costar Anthony Shaloub.

Tucci has always loved to cook, and follows his successful 2012 The Tucci Cookbook with a new cookbook, The Tucci Table, filled with recipes from himself, his family and eve
Dec 08, 2014 Albert rated it really liked it
Stanley Tucci is an accomplished actor, he is also an accomplished chef; so the writing of a cook book is not so far out of the realm of what should be expected.

But if you think that a cookbook with a celebrity name attached to it is all that The Tucci Table is then you are about to be wonderfully surprised.

The Tucci Table is a glimpse inside the private and intimate life of Stanley Tucci and the people he loves. He shares insights into family and caring that happen to be part of the food he mak
Freda Mans-Labianca
Oct 16, 2014 Freda Mans-Labianca rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cookbook
I like the actor, Stanley Tucci, and now I like the chef too! These recipes are the flavors I am used to, and are not overly complicated. In fact, I made two recipes from the book and enjoyed them both.
First I made the potato and leek soup with fried parsley.
The soup was delicious! I will probably not bother with the fried parsley next time, as it was mainly for presentation anyway, but the soup is a definite hit in my home and perfect for the colder months ahead.
Next I made pasta with prosciutt
Mar 25, 2017 ~*kath*~ rated it really liked it
Is there anything this gorgeous man cannot do?

I borrowed it for the Tucci, but the recipes are really straight forward and are delicious dishes. And the book is full of gorgeous photos of both the food and the Tucci family.
Oct 09, 2014 Jillyn rated it really liked it
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I've got to say, this book has a really wide variety of recipes, and a high volume of them too. This cookbook is a nice blend of "a little bit of everything", but draws heavily on Italian, British, and American cuisines. There's a lot of dishes in here that I was familiar with, which helped to set the familial tone that Stanley Tucci wished to give to the reader.

Each recipe comes with a fun little story that introduces the people in Tucci's life, and makes you feel like you know them too. It mad
Ellen E. Baldwin (Quest Reviews)
I have to say, I was expecting a cookbook filled with fantastic Italian food, given that Tucci is Italian (at least, I think he is). What this cookbook is, however, is a book of Tucci's family recipes... stuff they eat for breakfast, their favorite hors d'oeuvres, etc., and also the recipes of some of his celebrity friends.

I made one recipe out of this book, and that was Emily Blunt's chicken noodle soup. She claims it helped her nab John Krasinski, so I knew I had to try it out. Possibly Emily
Oct 28, 2014 Mary rated it liked it
I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. I love to cook. I love cookbooks. I love to read them cover to cover. The stories are as intriguing to me as the recipes. This was a nice book. Nice stories, a peek into the lives of the Tucci family. We may be related, Stanley and I, as many of his recipes are mine. We cook the same way, old school and rustic. So while I enjoyed the stories, I wasn't able to find anything new in the recipe department. Still, an enjo ...more
Emily Joyce
Mar 10, 2015 Emily Joyce rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
The Tucci Table is full of recipes that are based on simple, quality ingredients and traditional flavors. These are recipes you might have been lucky to learn amongst family growing up. The instructions are brief and accessible, the ingredients not too intimidating. Nothing in here is unbearably elaborate or trendy. It would be good to own if you wanted a simple, go-to reference for classic meals, or if you like to stare at Stanley Tucci's hands while you drink wine and paste your face over his ...more
Nicholas Aune
Jan 26, 2015 Nicholas Aune rated it liked it
I was a little skeptical about this book given the track record of celebrity cookbooks, but Tucci managed to put together a collection of classic Italian family recipes. The recipes are all very easy to recreate and each dish comes with a personal narrative describing the importance of the dish to the Tuccis.
Sep 15, 2014 Cory rated it liked it
I firmly believe that Stanley Tucci makes better everything that he's in, and that includes this cookbook. Some of the recipes seem tasty, AND I think he gets added to my top 5 list!
Oct 30, 2016 Brenda rated it liked it
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Pretentious but Beautifully Illustrated with Engaging Stories

My thoughts are a little conflicted about this cookbook. On one hand, it is beautifully illustrated, with helpful step-by-step photos for some of the recipes. It also includes some very nice recipes from celebrity friends. On the other hand, most of the recipes include ingredients that I never have on hand, would probably never purchase and have no way to obtain, including some specific Italian ingredients such as trofiette – I had to
Laurie - The Baking Bookworm
Disclaimer: My sincere thanks to NetGalley and Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books for providing me with a complimentary e-book copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

My Review: I have been a fan of Stanley Tucci's acting for quite awhile. Who didn't love him in Easy A (um, no one!), The Hunger Games series and Julie and Julia to name only a few? I will admit to having a bit of a crush on him as an actor but now to learn that he was a self-proclaimed foodie too?! That was the sprinkling
Nov 24, 2014 Belinda rated it really liked it
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My love of celebrity cookbooks is well documented. I read every one I can get my hands on but very few of them make it past the reading stage. For example, I love Clueless as much as the next girl raised in the 1990s but Alicia Silverstone is completely cookoo and her earnest, heartfelt cookbook is too.

Not so the latest Stanley Tucci cookbook, The Tucci Table. Basically, after the passing of his first wife, Stanley and his new wife Felicity Blunt worked to recreate some of the Tucci family's fa
Nerisa  Eugenia Waterman
Dec 08, 2014 Nerisa Eugenia Waterman rated it it was amazing

I was gifted a copy of “The Tucci Table: Cooking with Family and Friends” by Stanley Tucci by Gallery Books.

There is only one word I can use to describe this cookbook… And that word is…Wow! This is the kind of the cookbook that you have to just sit down in your comfy chair and read cover to cover before you take it to the kitchen.

I’ve reviewed many amazing cookbooks this year but this cookbook is hands down the most… Unforgettable! Filled with amazing stories, recipes, and photographs…this cook
Angie Fehl
Nov 27, 2014 Angie Fehl rated it it was amazing
** I was provided an e-galley of this book in return for an honest review.**

In addition to being a book addict, I'm also a hardcore movie lover and it seems like Stanley Tucci pops up in nearly everything these days! Having seen him play Julia Child's husband in Julie & Julia, of course I was curious about his own cookbook!

I think this is the first cookbook I've looked at that has actually made me laugh out loud. Along with providing some amazing sounding (and easy to follow!) recipes, Stan
Victor Gentile
Apr 05, 2015 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing
Stanley Tucci in his new book, “The Tucci Table” published by Gallery Books teams with Felicity Blunt to give us recipes for Cooking With Family and Friends.

From the back cover: Featuring family-friendly recipes and stunning photography, an all-new cookbook from New York Times bestselling author, beloved actor, and respected foodie Stanley Tucci.

Stanley Tucci’s association with wonderful foods began for fans with the movie Big Night and resonated in his role as Julia Child’s husband in Julie &am
Pattie Tierney
Nov 07, 2014 Pattie Tierney rated it it was amazing
There is such a glut of cookbooks on the market that it takes something special or unique to turn my head. It also helps to have sensuous photos and a decent recipe or two. Stanley Tucci's THE TUCCI TABLE has all of this in spades. A beautiful, chatty, unintimidating volume, it features recipes from a trio of cuisines: Italian, American, and, with a nod to his wife, British.

Each recipe has a chatty story, helpful hint, or bit of conversation to accompany it and most have mouthwatering photos. T
Cindy Roesel
Oct 19, 2014 Cindy Roesel rated it really liked it
I love cookbooks, especially when I think there's a chance I can prepare something within its pages. That's the case with Actor/Foodie, Stanley Tucci's new cookbook, THE TUCCI TABLE: Cooking With Family and Friends(Gallery Books). This time he and his wife, British actress, Felicity Blunt are sharing their love of food and have combined recipes they've collected over the years. We get to meet Stanley and his beautiful wife, as well as children Isabel, Nicolo and Camilla. Inside are also 100 vibr ...more
Christina  Torretta
Oct 09, 2014 Christina Torretta rated it it was amazing
I'm a huge fan of Stanley Tucci's so it came as no surprise that the cookbook bearing his name was just as fabulous as the man himself.

This fantastic cook book is all about being with family and friends and cooking some fanfreakingtastic food too! While reading these recipes I just wanted to jump up and go cook! I normally like to get a sense of the meals prior to starting but my mouth was watering and the yumminess emanating from these pages.

There are many, many different recipes too. Starting
Apr 16, 2015 Rinna rated it really liked it
Ok, honesty hour:

This book feels very fancy to me. Filled with mouthwatering pictures of Stanley tucci in his apron--- Food, I mean food!!! the preview just won me over and a look at the recipes had me ordering the book, because as fancy as it feels, as simple are most of the recipes.

Still the entire book has that air of class to it that I haven't quite reached, seeing as I cook for myself and my last dinner parties are years ago and involved 20 minute recipes to feed as many ravenous students a
Nov 09, 2014 Connie rated it it was amazing
I buy a lot of cookbooks because I love trying new foods. So when I was given the opportunity to request a preview copy of this book, I jumped at the chance. I am so glad I did. In this book, the author and his wife share Italian and British recipes with the reader.

If you are like me, you will want to know at least some of the recipes from a cookbook before you buy it, so I am sharing some classic and intriguing new ones with you in this review: Tuscan tomato soup (includes crouton recipe!); Emi
Oct 09, 2014 Molly rated it really liked it
The Tucci Table is a nice cookbook centered around family. It contains plenty of pictures of the different recipes and also has personal stories and notes pertaining to the different recipes, some of which are shared by Tucci's family and friends. The cookbook begins with a chapter on Essential Equipment. The recipes are then divided into sections based on what kind of food they are: Soups and Salads (Tuscan Tomato Soup, Emily's Chicken Noodle Soup, Zucchini Ribbon Salad), Cicchetti (Frittata, T ...more
Oct 19, 2014 Kelly rated it really liked it
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Stanley Tucci -- not the most popular actor in the world, but you've definitely seen him in lots of places. He stole every scene he was in in The Devil Wears Prada (with Meryl Streep no less) and was Streep's equal partner in Julie & Julia. Now he has brought his Italian heritage to all of us with The Tucci Table, a cookbook that will certainly get well used in my kitchen.

The Tucci Table is filled with delicious recip
Jenny Smillie
Mar 25, 2015 Jenny Smillie rated it it was amazing
In his cookbook, The Tucci Table: Cooking with Family and Friends, Stanley Tucci and his wife, Felicity Blunt, conveys a sense of honesty, down to earth, and a foodie experience. They are overly thorough in this cookbook. The photography is beautiful as it is stunning. These are the recipes he has been making with his family for years. The recipes are simple, yet full of flavor, technique and tradition.

I love the personality, honesty, and humorous approach to this cookbook. Somehow, you get a be
Cheryl Sanders
Oct 17, 2014 Cheryl Sanders rated it it was amazing
Let me just start off with WOW! The tomato soup is to die for and that's only the first recipe. I actually had to stop reading and make it. The more pages I turned, the closer I got to my own kitchen. I truly wanted to start cooking right away! I adore Stanley Tucci and while reading this book I felt as if he and Felicity were standing next to me telling me these stories as we cooked together. Though it was a little hard imagining her as I've never heard her voice before but it was amazing all t ...more
Jan 07, 2017 Debbie rated it really liked it
I love Stanley Tucci! Whether he’s a hypersensitive tango dancer in Shall We Dance?, the husband of a beloved cooking icon in Julie and Julia, the mischievous Puck in A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream, or any one of the scores of other roles he’s had, I think he’s brilliant.

So I was bound to love his new cookbook, written with his wife Felicity Blunt (sister of actress Emily Blunt). And I did!

Tucci combines his love of classic French food (which I was enjoying for the first time that month) with the bo
Angel Hatfield
Oct 18, 2014 Angel Hatfield rated it it was amazing
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**I was given an ARC of this book in exchange of an honest review

I am an avid reader of cookbooks, always looking for new recipes, so when I saw one written by one of my favorite versatile actors, I was really happy. This book was everything I could hope for. It gave me an opportunity to learn a little about the real man that has brought much joy to my family as well as learn some new recipes and great twists on old favorites. I loved how he made many of the recipes personal and included recipes
Nov 05, 2014 Liz rated it really liked it
Saw Stanley Tucci cooking on several shows on ABC and had to get the book! Tried making the Carbonnade De Bouf, Tangled Greens, Tart Tartain, and Split Pea Soup. Loved the beef, greens were good, tart was divine, but the pea soup was too thin for me. I wonder if there was a mistake in saying 2 quarts of water and 6 cups of stock? That's too much liquid for a 1 lb. bag of split peas. Flavor was there though!
Nov 10, 2014 Jess rated it really liked it
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The recipes in here were simple, which are the kind I like the best. There were lots of Italian influenced recipes combined with English dishes from Stanley's second wife, Felicity (sister to actress Emily Blunt). Stanley's narrative throughout the book was soothing and I pictured him reading it to me with his glasses down at the end of his nose. Please, Stanley. Please come read to me and cook for me. Thanks!
Connie Gunderson
May 04, 2016 Connie Gunderson rated it really liked it
Picked it up at the library for the mere reason there's a lovely photo of Stanley on the cover. Then I read it and really enjoyed it. The anecdotes were fun and not pretentious. The recipes vary from very simple to very complicated. Photos are terrific.

I take off a star because some of the anecdotes contain phrases along the lines of "Felicity is addicted to this salad" or the like. I cannot stand it when people throw around the word "addicted" casually.
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