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I have been watching Giada De Laurentiis make her amazing Italian recipes for years. There’s something about the way she cooks that’s simple and practical, yet classy and full of flavor. It’s right up my alley…even though I’m not Italian! She has a brand new cookbook in stores now, Giada’s Italy: My Recipes for La Dolce Vita, and it’s gorgeous. Obviously the recipes are amazing, but this book is really special because of the photography. The food is beautifully displayed, but we also get to see lots of photos of Giada in Italy, bringing an authentic feel to the whole story of the book.
Read on for more plus a giveaway!
Giada’s Italy: My Recipes for La Dolce Vita
Isn’t she so darn cute? I feel like we need a fashion and style book from Giada, too. (Someone get on that!)
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS is the Emmy Award-winning star of Food Network’s Everyday Italian, Giada at Home, Giada’s Holiday Handbook, and Giada in Italy; she is also a judge on Food Network Star, a contributing correspondent for NBC’s Today show, and the author of seven New York Times bestselling books. She recently published the eighth in her series of books for young readers, Recipe for Adventure. She has a namesake restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip with a second location planned for 2018. Born in Rome, Giada grew up in Los Angeles, where she now lives with her daughter, Jade.
This photo is inside the cover and it’s a great example of the photography in the book I mentioned above. Gorgeous! And don’t be intimidated if you’re not an authentic Italian cook – I am totally not (though I could live on pasta if given the opportunity!). Her recipes are just like they are on her TV shows – very practical yet special.
With photos shot on location around her native Rome, Giada’s latest book is a lavish exploration of her food roots and the lifestyle traditions that define la bella vita, with the contemporary California twist that has made her America’s most beloved Italian chef.
America knows and loves Giada De Laurentiis for her lighter, healthier takes on classic Italian fare. In her newest cookbook, she invites fans and home cooks to get to know the flavors and stories that have inspired her life’s work. Here, she shares recipes for authentic Italian dishes as her family has prepared them for years while infusing them with her signature fresh flavors to make them her own, like in her Grilled Swordfish with Candied Lemon Salad; Spaghetti with Chianti and Fava Beans; Asparagus with Grilled Melon Salad; Bruschetta with Burrata and Kale Salsa Verde; and Fennel Upside Down Cake. Filled with gorgeous photography of Italy, peppered with family stories, and complete with more of Giada’s tips and advice for cooking up fabulous meals with ease, Giada’s Italy is a stunning celebration of Italy’s flavors as only Giada could present them.
This recipe above looks so good to me! Want to see what else you’ll find inside? Here are just a handful of the mouthwatering eats in this cookbook:
- Burrata with Nectarines and Corn
- Spicy Calabrian Shrimp
- Pappa Al Pomodoro
- Marinated Salumi Sandwich
- Sicilian Tuna Salad Sandwich
- Positano Pizzas
- Bruschetta with Burrata and Kale Salsa Verde
- Cacio e Pepe with Pancetta and Arugula
- Spicy Linguine with Walnuts and Mint
- Lemon and Pea Alfredo
- Italian Sheet-Pan Chicken with Bread Salad
- Asparagus with Grilled Melon Salad
- Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Brownies
The generous folks at Clarkson Potter are sponsoring this giveaway for See Mom Click readers, The Italian Pantry! Celebrate the flavors of Italy with Giada’s Italy plus a $50.00 Visa gift card to stock up on Giada’s recommendations for your very own Italian pantry!
This giveaway is open to US residents only, ages 18+, and will end at 11:59pm ET on May 14, 2018. Good luck!