Actor STANLEY TUCCI showed off his cooking skills during an appearance on U.S. morning show Live! With Kelly & Michael on Thursday (11Oct12) when he served up one of his mother's favourite pasta dishes.

The newlywed The Devil Wears Prada star was promoting his new recipe book The Tucci Cookbook and he agreed to take charge of a culinary segment.

Tucci revealed he learned how to cook from his mum but didn't realise it was his passion until he made cult 1996 movie Big Night with Tony Shalhoub.

He said, "It wasn't until after I made Big Night that I really realised that I was obsessed with food."

A portion of the proceeds of sales from his new cookbook will benefit the New York Food Bank.