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 prosciutto, onions, peas and pancetta.
Another huge hit in my home. What's not to love about a dish with bacon in it? Pancetta is basically Italian bacon. YUM!
I can't wait to browse through again and pick another recipe.
Plus it was nice to read some of Stanley's thoughts in the book about family and food. His wife also added a few words here and there, and it personalized the cooking even more.
I love this cookbook. It is a perfect blend of celebrity and food!