Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci.This witty and warm memoir of life in and out of the kitchen from the award-winning actor and food obsessive is going to be a holiday hit for sure. Stanley Tucci grew up in an Italian American family that spent every night around the kitchen table. He shared the magic of those meals in The Tucci Cookbook and The Tucci Table. Now he takes readers beyond the recipes to 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. It's a heartfelt and delicious gastronomic journey through good times and bad, five-star meals and burned dishes. There are lots of laughs and plenty of pasta, so pull up a chair and enjoy.

The reviews for the book have been great, but high praise from acclaimed chef Yotam Ottolenghi is pretty special: "Through food and scenes of family life, Stanley Tucci shares both his personal story and his celebration of all-things taste. With tales from peanut butter sandwiches to lobster in Maine, with recipes from the perfect Negroni to his wife's roast potatoes, he draws us to his table. Come hungry for the food, the cocktails, the gossip and the fun. Just never, ever, cut up your spaghetti."