There is nothing like cooking with the ones you love and sharing one’s joy of food. And if you could imagine yourself magically indoctrinated into the Tucci family, well, all the merrier.
My friend Ann shared this New York Times article with me yesterday and I thought I’d pass it on to you as well as an accompanying video. The fact that I have had a mad crush on Stanley Tucci since I could pronounce the words pasta carbonara doesn’t factor into it one bit ((cough!)). Anyhoo, here’s the video. Really, I’m ready to move in with these people. You’ll see what I mean…
See??? And the cooking sitch? Well, I want, nay, n e e d. Behold: ”… his arsenal of equipment trumps what many restaurants have on hand. In addition to the six burners and acres of counter space in his kitchen, there’s a mammoth stone pizza oven, made in Italy, on the patio outside, along with a gas grill as large as a Fiat, a free-standing paella pan the size of a wading pool, and a coffinlike wood-and-aluminum roasting box, called a Caja China, that can accommodate up to 100 pounds of meat. He likes his dinner parties populous and his friends carnivorous.” I too need an Italian made stone pizza oven to feed the carnivorous throngs! And a giant wood roasting box! And a paella pan I can swim in!! Oh dear…I feel faint.
For someone like me, who comes from a small – albeit foodloving – family, this is like culinary crack. I’m starting the adoption paperwork today.
“The Tucci Cookbook”, a compilation of the family’s recipes comes out 9 October.
Do yourself a favour. Enjoy the full, mouthwatering article here. Then invite over all your favourite people, get to cooking, and for the love of God, spring for the really good parmigiana!