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Actor 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. Now he and his parents share a heart-warming Italian cookbook, featuring more than 200 recipes, wine pairings, and fifty luscious, full-color photographs.
Starting with simple and delightful antipasti, such as flavorful Caponata, decadent Venetian Seafood Salad, or aromatic Baked Clams on the Half Shell, the recipes include such tempting pasta and risotto dishes as the rich and gratifying Lasagna Made with Polenta and Gorgonzola Cheese and authentic and creamy Traditional Risotto from Milan. Main courses vary from delicate Pork Tenderloin with Fennel and Rosemary and Fruity Roast Duck with Fresh Figs to wonderful Baked Whole Fish in an Aromatic Salt Crust. Completing this trove of delights are numerous dolci, such as buttery Plum and Polenta Cake and Traditional Flaky Cake with Mascarpone Sauce. Readers will feel like a member of the family while thumbing through heirloom photographs and enjoying the heritage they represent. Brimming with delicious recipes and engaging family lore, The Tucci Cookbook teems with all the robust flavors of Italian culture and tradition. Buon apetito!