"Well, why don't you go next door and see what the neighbours are having?"

Taste by Stanley Tucci('s Mother)

From right at the start of the book, but one of my favourite lines.

Unlike how I eat my meals I savoured this book and read a chapter a week, or every other week. Before this book I wasn’t necessarily a huge Stanley Tucci fan, although I loved the Searching For Italy series. After this book, well, what a guy - perhaps because I don’t follow him closely this book went places I wasn’t expecting. I’d say he’d be on my fantasy dinner guest list, but I’d be far too stressed cooking for him so he can stay away.

I now really want to see Big Night (and Babette’s Feast), but haven’t been able to convince the family yet.