A chapter on soups and salads includes jalapeño and cherry tomato gazpacho that requires no cooking at all, and caramelized onion, chicken, and grapefruit salad that calls for shredded rotisserie chicken breasts to save time. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. This is maybe the third or fourth book of hers that I've read, and I loved it as much as the others. I have seen Giada cook quite a bit on television, however had never picked up one of her cookbooks til now. The Good Stuff The recipes are simple to make and use ingredients that most families have on hand Not a lot of ingredients in each recipe We enjoyed the pesto pizza with friends and found the fresh toppings a very pleasant change from the usual pepperoni and cheese we always eat because of the kids Jen and I thoroughly enjoyed the Asparagus Soup The herbed goat cheese you make to add to the soup makes the soup taste heavenly! I really enjoy that it's very laid back and the recipes are pretty simple for Giada. A perfect tool in the kitchen!! If there is a choice of file format, which format is better to download? Citris rice salad with tofu and Chicken with Peruvian chile sauce were two of my favorites.
The gauzy, glammed up, magazine-style photography is a bit over the top at times. It's nice to have a lot of photo's so that you can see the final outcome, and decide whether you even want to try the recipe out or not, rather than just going with it. There aren't a lot of photos of the food either but lots of photos of Giada's family. Many of these recipes seem easy to prepare and more in line with what Giada typically creates. Flavor, freshness, and fun take center stage while cooking times, pots dirtied, and stress are kept to a minimum. As someone who twice a month do Another winner from Giada. It's perfect and a big gift to my kitchen.
I thought about it a little more. As the years have gone by we have drifted apart she continued to promote the Italian heritage until well she could no more and that is when I decided to pick up one of her books again, I've cooked one recipe out of the book and even then I did a few things to it after reading the reviews, the recipe Quinoa with Purple Potatoes and Peas which I reduced the sweetener in and added cucumbers still the flavor combination of fresh oregano and lime was excellent. However, I understand that these are her recipes for a typical day in her life. The breakfast as dinner Giada steps a bit away from the Italian fare with this latest book of easy meals prepared in under an hour on weeknights. Here is Giada at her most inventive—and at her most laid-back. Born in Rome, Italy, she grew up surrounded by homemade Italian cooking. The result certainly seems tasty, but doesn't work as recipes for a working woman trying to put good food on the table Monday through Friday.
Here is Giada at her most inventive—and at her most laid-back. Particularly intriguing are the chapters where she gets away from the rustic Italian fare and experiments with other flavors such as miso and Peruvian chile. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. Sometimes introductions can be rather impersonal, fake-feeling and insincere, a sort of obligatory bit of filler, but it was a pleasure reading about the author and her family and her thoughts here. I also liked the fact that there was so many pictures in the cookbook. The great thing about these dishes is they also make great party food.
There are more dinner items that were tasty as well. A book that has been read but is in good condition. The recipes looked simple but I didn't even bother making any because most required expensive fancy ingredients that my budget conscious family simply can't afford for weeknight meals. The gauzy, glammed up, magazine-style photography is a bit over the top at times. The title is a good summation of the recipes.
It's nice to have a lot of photo's so that you can see the I really liked this book because, not only was it a cookbook, it was a story. I've heard good things about Giada though without cable, I've never seen her on tv so I was curious to see what she would come up with for meals that don't usually merit media attention. I like Giada, but I don't know if I'd call some of these recipes simple. I especially liked the Breakfast for Dinner section which was a fun addition and the Almond Pancakes sound like a fun recipe to try. Yes, it took is autographed. For the first time, Giada tackles weeknight cooking, sharing her favorite tips and go-to dishes—all in her vibrant signature style—to get a delicious meal on the table in a flash. I liked the fusion section with its asian twist, and the breakfast for dinner portion seems like it would be good anytime.
I'm getting all my busy friends one of these for Christmas! Here is Giada at her most inventive—and at her most laid-back. Pizza with onion, sausage, and basil and calzone recipes use store-bought pizza dough, and turkey and pancetta pot pies are made with unroll-and-bake pie crust. The spine may show signs of wear. The dessert section was particularly good, as I thought it was the best collection of desserts that Giada has ever offered, with some tasty-looking mini pumpkin cupcakes with chocolate frosting and chocolate mascarpone pound cake. The book is rounded off by a fairly good index that enables you to drill down between dish and ingredients, should browsing through the book not be sufficient. The second part of the title says it all. Yes, they are so photogenic.
Place two lasagna sheets on top. However the writing style of each review is fairly simplistic, friendly yet detailed so that you should not have any major problems with the dish's execution. My wife and I love this book so much we bought one for my wife's Mom. Still it is really nice to see Giada branch out recipe wise and try new things. Still it is really nice to see Giada branch out recipe wise and try new things. . There are more dinner items that were tasty as well.