Folks, proscuitto wrapped around roasted asparagus is not a recipe, its a nice suggestion If you want nice, boring quasi Italian suggestions, then by all means, by this book On second thought, don t by this book, it sucks Lidia s books have recipes and suggestions.
I love Giada de Laurentiis She is a model chef, mother and wife and has the cutest style and her show Everyday Italian This cookbook is wonderful if you want to cook tradition Italian dishes I love the tortellini in chicken broth.
My one complaint in this book is that she doesn t bring anything contemporary into these dishes I love anything traditional, but I wanted her cookbook to see a new twist on some of these everyday italian meals.
I am very excited to try her desserts I love Giada I love Giada s books, I love Giada s recipes, I love Giada s show, I love how Giada says crunchy, heck, I love Giada s clothes.
I love basil, tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil I needn t cutesy abbreviate here or the Food Network world might implode , parmesano reggiano, and I love basil some.
The recipes in Everyday Italian are fresh, simple ish , and easily shopped for.
I only refrained from the final star because not everyone loves the fresh Italian palate all the time all the time see the review for French Women Never Get Fat to see how I was meant to live abroad like I do, nor do they necessarily embrace ingredients like pine nuts and currants like me my sister And I cook for these people.
Since I checked this out from the library, I only had time to make a few of the recipes, all of which were really good Plus, there s a few I wanted to try, but I didn t get the chance It s definitely something I want to buy when I get the chance Or maybe I can just check it out from the librayr another time The recipes I did make were interesting lots of fresh herbs and veggies I managed to not hurt myself while chopping the vegetables up, which is a miracle And washing rinsing and then chopping them the second I got home from the grocery store is a really good idea It made everything go a lot faster knowing that everything was ready to go Plus, I love the simplicity of the recipes I did have some trouble finding some of the fresh herbs at the grocery store, but thankfully it was really easy to substitute them with the ones I could find Rating Based on the few things I managed to make, it gets a 4 out of 5 I love the easy to follow recipes, and the layout of the book.
Everything from anti pasti to dolce in an easy to follow format and with beautiful photos of the finished food The Crostata with Mushrooms and Pancetta page 28 looks and tastes like something you would be served in a 3 Michelin Star restaurant, yet it is so easy to prepare, even for the beginner home cook.
Most of the ingredients in these recipes are easily found in a well stocked pantry Loved it and use it as one of my day to day go to cookbooks As a barkeep would keep his her finer liquors a level above the rest, this particular book of Giada s is kept on the top shelf in my cookbook cupboard.
OK, I have some strong opinions about the Food Network stars and I happen to love Giada I do not like Rachel Ray, by the way, and don t get me started on lame ass Sandra Lee Crazy Ida will probably have a breakdown one day when that husband of hers who is never around finally leaves her, but she does know how to cook well though Anyway, Giada has it all the perfect body, adoring husband, impeccable cooking skills, a winning personality, the most current Anthropologie wardrobe, and friends miraculously appear wherever she travels to on her weekends.
And I actually do really like her as a Food Network chef She knows what she is doing, has style in her cooking and is a great teacher Now onto her cookbookHer cookbook has wonderful, appetizing, close up photos of the finished product Her ingredients and directions are very clear More importantly her recipes are really good They are what Italian cooking is all aboutfresh and relatively simple ingredients prepared correctly to create something wonderful It is truly a celebration of food Giada makes her recipes so detailed that someone who knows almost nothing can make them But they are decent enough that anyone who is an ace in the kitchen will enjoy them as well.
Some great receipes in this book I cook for my mom and my girlfriend They all loved many of the receipes I made for them If you love italian food, you NEED to get this book