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burrata with nectarines and corn



marinated salumi sandwich

Lemon and Pea Alfredo

Yield: Serves 6
Serve with: Tomato, Avocado, and Escarole salad

Fusilli con buco is one of my favorite pasta shapes for a creamy sauce like Alfredo that coats the long curlicues, and they’re fun to eat because they can be scooped up with a fork without any twirling. This is a summery take on Alfredo, with the bright colors (and flavors) of lemon and peas and mascarpone.

Recipe

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until just under al dente, 10 to 11 minutes.

Meanwhile, once you’ve added the pasta to the boiling water, heat a large straight-sided skillet over medium heat. Add the butter to the hot pan. When the butter is melted, add the garlic and cook, stirring often, until soft and fragrant, about 1 minute. Add 1⁄2 cup of water from the pasta pot and reduce the heat to low.

When the pasta is ready, transfer it to the pan with the sauce using tongs; reserve the pot of cooking water. Raise the heat to medium and sprinkle 11⁄2 cups of the Parmigiano-Reggiano onto the plain pasta. Stir with 2 wooden spoons to combine. Add the mascarpone, lemon zest, and 3⁄4 teaspoon salt. Toss well to coat, adding additional hot pasta water as needed to thin the sauce and to finish cooking the pasta. Add the peas, lemon juice, and the remaining 1 cup of Parmigiano-Reggiano. Toss well to combine, adding pasta water as needed to thin the sauce to your desired consistency; you will probably use close to 11⁄2 cups pasta water total. Sprinkle with the ground pink peppercorns and additional Parmigiano-Reggiano, if desired.

Cook’s note: Look for pasta brands such as Rustichella d’Abruzzo or Setaro.

Ingredients

  • Kosher salt
  • 1 pound fusilli con buco (see Cook’s Note) or other long pasta
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 1⁄2 cups freshly grated
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more (optional) for serving
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 1⁄2 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon pink peppercorns, ground

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Giada De Laurentiis lavishly explores 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.
 
For Giada, a good meal is more than just delicious food—it’s taking pleasure in cooking for those you love, and slowing down to embrace every moment spent at the table. In  Giada’s Italy, she returns to her native Rome to reconnect with the flavors that have inspired the way she cooks and shares what it means to live  la dolce vita.
 
Here she shares recipes for authentic Italian dishes as her family has prepared them for years, updated with her signature flavors. Her Bruschetta with Burrata and Kale Salsa Verde is a perfect light dinner or lunch, and Grilled Swordfish with Candied Lemon Salad can be prepared in minutes for a quick weeknight meal. Sartu di Riso is a showstopping entrée best made with help from the family, and because no meal is complete without something sweet, Giada’s Italian-inflected desserts like Pound Cake with Limoncello Zabaglione and Chianti Affogato will keep everyone at the table just a little bit longer.
 
Filled with stunning photography taken in and around Rome, intimate family shots and stories, and more recipes than ever before,  Giada’s Italy will make you fall in love with Italian cooking all over again.

Review

New York Times Bestseller

Publishers Weekly Bestseller

The Absolute Best Cookbooks of 2018— Country Living

All the Best Cookbooks to Gift in 2018— FoodNetwork

Top 10 in Cooking & Food Spring 2018— Publishers Weekly

Spring Cookbook Roundup 2018— Tasting Table

New Cookbooks to Buy This Spring 2018— Epicurious

Best New Cookbooks Spring 2018— Eater

"Giada De Laurentiis'' newest cookbook filled with Italian food adventures is giving us a major case of menu envy. The pages of  Giada''s Italy are bursting with snapshots of the luminous chef in Rome making, plating, and chowing down on her favorite authentic dishes. Covering starters, lunch, in-betweens, easy weeknight feats, sides, and sweets, De Laurentiis'' recipes are fresh and vibrant spring to summer dining goals."
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About the Author

GIADA DE LAURENTIIS is the Emmy Award-winning star of Food Network''s  Everyday ItalianGiada at HomeGiada''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.

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Introduction


For years I’ve defined the kind of cooking I do as Italian…with a California twist. So many of the dishes I love best reflect an appreciation of classic Italian home cooking instilled in me from a young age by my grandfather Dino. Today, I am still inspired by many of these dishes, and it’s fun to reinterpret them for my daughter, Jade, as well as for my restaurant and television shows. My versions may be a bit lighter or a little healthier, in keeping with the way most of us want to eat today, but at their cores, these dishes are authentically Italian in spirit.


For the past two years I’ve had the incredible good fortune to be able to shoot my show Giada in Italy on location, first in the beautiful coastal community of Positano and then in Florence, a cosmopolitan city in the heart of Tuscany. Spending extended periods in my home country for the first time since I was a little girl was like recharging some essential batteries I hadn’t even realized were run down. And while the food was comfortingly familiar, the culture was strikingly different from my day-to-day life at home in the States. Seeing the pleasure that Italian home cooks take in every aspect of preparing meals—from visiting the market to search out the very best ingredients, to infusing every dish they cook with their own personality and “secret” touches, to embracing every moment spent at the table as an opportunity for love, laughter, and emotional connection—helped me to get in touch all over again with what I love about cooking. Italians know how to take their time, slow down, and appreciate what they’ve made—and the people they are sharing it with. It’s a lesson we can’t learn too often.   

With my suitcases long since unpacked and the pounding surf of the Pacific Ocean rather than the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea beckoning me on weekends, I still try to embrace those lessons in cooking from the heart every day, and bring a little taste of la dolce vita to everything I make. At the same time, I’m mindful of the realities most of us face when it comes to preparing meals, especially during the week, when life can get so hectic that cooking falls to the bottom of a long list of priorities. As a working mother with a demanding day job, I’m all too familiar with the challenges involved in creating wholesome, inviting meals on a daily basis. So, in the recipes that follow, I make allowances for a few good-quality convenience foods when I don’t think they will compromise the final outcome of a dish, and I stay away from ingredients, no matter how authentically Italian, if I think you’ll have to hunt high and low to find them. Who needs that extra stress? Most important, I occasionally tiptoe outside the confines of strictly authentic Italian cooking to take advantage of the extraordinary variety of foods and flavors available to American cooks, using them in ways that I know even the most traditional Italian cooks—even Nonno Dino—would approve of.

With this book I’ve broken the recipes into chapters that reflect the way Italians (myself included) like to eat. That said, these categories are just suggestions. Some of my favorite light suppers are in the Lunch and Starters chapters, and many of the “in-betweens” are great for the cocktail hour. I’ve added suggestions throughout for pairing dishes to make complete menus, but you should mix and match as you like best.   

LUNCH: These lighter, simpler meals include soups, salads, and more casual dishes that are still satisfying.   

IN-BETWEENS: This chapter explains a lot about Italians and how they view mealtimes—and the time in between. 

For Italians, pizza, a crostini, or a panini is something to eat as a midafternoon pick-me-up, not the main event. Growing up, we used to have pizza as an appetizer when dinner was served on the late side, and a crostini or even a panini was my usual after-school snack.   

WEEKNIGHTS: These dishes are fast, easy, and comforting.   

LA DOLCE VITA: These more traditional dishes may take a bit longer to prepare (although much of the cooking time will be unattended).

Like me, the recipes in this book are Italian through and through, yet completely at home in an American kitchen. I hope they will help you channel the spirit of those big-hearted Italian cooks and rediscover the simple pleasures of feeding food you feel good about to the people you care about.

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Jennifer Guerrero
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Gorgeous book. Delicious dishes. Weeknights and Special Fare.
Reviewed in the United States on March 27, 2018
Wow! Just wow! I have several of Giada’s books, and have enjoyed them all, but this one is fantastic! It ranges from really simple weeknight dinners to luxurious weekend indulgences and party food. The book is loaded with gorgeous, inspirational photos. My... See more
Wow! Just wow! I have several of Giada’s books, and have enjoyed them all, but this one is fantastic! It ranges from really simple weeknight dinners to luxurious weekend indulgences and party food. The book is loaded with gorgeous, inspirational photos.

My thoughts and pics of the dishes we tried….
1) Pappa al Pompodoro – p 59. Flavored with pancetta, garlic, vegetables, Parmigiano-Reggiano and its rind, olive oil, and basil, this is the most wonderful tomato soup I’ve ever had. And my new favorite use for stale bread. It’s so simple, but the flavors and texture are perfection. My little girl smiled and said, “It’s like a little treasure every time you get a piece of the bread.” 30 minutes and one pot.
2) Grilled Scallops with Prosciutto and Basil – p 205. Speedy deliciousness. Giada recommends arugula salad with it and it worked beautifully together. 10 minutes and one pan.
3) Endive, Pancetta, and Tomato Salad – p 215. It’s supposed to be endive in the salad, but my grocer was out, so I used other greens I had in the fridge, but yours will be endive. Lovely salad.
4) Pan-Seared Salmon with Artichokes and White Wine – p 150. This is delicious. The vegetables are deglazed in wine and then enriched with butter. I love this dish.
5) Spicy Sausage and Escarole Soup – p 52. Divine. Total cold weather comfort food. I had to sub spinach in for escarole. One pot and less than a half an hour.
6) Ziti Stufati – p 173. This is wonderful. The whole family loved it.
7-8) Mushroom and Asparagus Farrotto – p 178. Cheesy, buttery comfort food perfection. Total vegetarian keeper for parties and cozy fireplace nights. I’ve got more mushrooms, leeks, and asparagus than I’m supposed to in there, but it didn’t affect the rest of the recipe at all.
I’ll update this as I play in the book more.

Some others I have flagged to try: Grilled Artichokes with Anchovy Mayonnaise – p 23 * Burrata with Nectarines and Corn – p 26 * Candied Prosciutto – p 30 * Apricot Mostarda – p 38 * Spicy Calabrian Shrimp – p 41 * Crab Arancini – p 47 * Calamari Panzanella – p 70 * Marinated Salumi Sandwich – p 73 * Lemon White Pizza – p 80 * Sausage and Broccoli Pizza – p 84 * Mozzarella and Strawberry Bruschetta – p 98 * Cacio e Pepe with Pancetta and Arugula – p 109 * Spicy Linguine with Walnuts and Mint – p 110 * Lemon and Pea Alfredo – p 116 * Crispy Chicken Thighs with Peppers and Capers – p 130 * Spicy Turkey Polpetone – p 136 * Herb-Roasted Pork Tenderloin – p 138 * Flank Steak with Roasted Grapes and Mushrooms – p 141 * Salmon with Puttanesca – p 148 * Spicy Lamb Bolognese – p 163 * Creamy Lobster Linguine – p 177 * Barolo-Braised Short Ribs – p 181 * Italian Springtime Lamb – p 189 (This looks perfect for Easter!) * Marinated Bistecca Fiorentina – p 193 * Veal Saltimbocca Milanese-Style – p 198 * Grilled Chicken Involtini – p 201 * Hazelnut Chicken – p 202 * Asparagus with Grilled Melon Salad – p 216 * Italian Carrot Salad – p 221 * Creamy Sweet Corn with Pancetta – p 235 * Creamy Polenta with Spinach – p 242 * Olive Oil and Honey Panna Cotta – p 249 * Chianti Affogato – p 253 (This looks amazing!) * Peach and Almond Crostata – p 272
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Less giada, more food recipe photos
Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2018
My kids and I love learning how to cook from Giada''s shows so we''re fans. This is my first Giada cookbook, and I find it just a little annoying. There are enough recipes that sound delicious and easy enough to make that I might let it go that this book feels like a modeling... See more
My kids and I love learning how to cook from Giada''s shows so we''re fans. This is my first Giada cookbook, and I find it just a little annoying. There are enough recipes that sound delicious and easy enough to make that I might let it go that this book feels like a modeling book for Giada and Jade. It would have been a better idea to edit out some of their photos in place of actual photos of the finished recipe. There’s a few too many recipes without a photo accompaniment - I think quick count is 30. Photos help me make a quick decision whether to try or skip a recipe. We first eat with our eyes.
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Giada. Win. Win.
Reviewed in the United States on April 26, 2018
I love Giada. I’ve followed her for years. I own all of her books & videos, this book does not disappoint. The photography is lovely & the recipes are fresh & easy to follow. I’m not understanding the hate on Giada, especially from women. She has... See more
I love Giada.
I’ve followed her for years.
I own all of her books & videos, this book does not disappoint.
The photography is lovely & the recipes are fresh & easy to follow.
I’m not understanding the hate on Giada, especially from women.
She has breasts, she’s famous, she’s rich.
She’s also articulate & beautiful.
Show some grace, ladies.
This book deserves respect.
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Lindsey Johanson
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Have all the books and this is my favorite by far
Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2018
Have all the books and this is my favorite by far. The photos are beautiful.... made the buratta and kale peso bruschetta for Easter and everyone loved it . Can''t wait to try more of the recipes.... also love the menu suggestions. Makes it really easy for entertaining.... See more
Have all the books and this is my favorite by far. The photos are beautiful.... made the buratta and kale peso bruschetta for Easter and everyone loved it . Can''t wait to try more of the recipes.... also love the menu suggestions. Makes it really easy for entertaining. Highly recommend!
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Disappointed
Reviewed in the United States on August 6, 2018
The book is lovely to look at and some very interesting recipes. However the recipes I have made are bland and do not turn Out the way they should. This is my first and last giada cookbook. I’m back to buying the Barefoot Contessa cookbook. Always True to there... See more
The book is lovely to look at and some very interesting recipes. However the recipes I have made are bland and do not turn
Out the way they should. This is my first and last giada cookbook. I’m back to buying the Barefoot Contessa cookbook. Always
True to there description.
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A Great Second Chance
Reviewed in the United States on April 4, 2018
I''m a big Giada fan and have many of her cookbooks. I do give away the last couple of books - not a fan. Just got this and made several recipes that were so good I''m purchasing more and sending to my brothers who are excellent cooks. Love the pictures - recipes are... See more
I''m a big Giada fan and have many of her cookbooks. I do give away the last couple of books - not a fan. Just got this and made several recipes that were so good I''m purchasing more and sending to my brothers who are excellent cooks. Love the pictures - recipes are great! Thanks.
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Giada’s Italy, my recipes for LA DOLCE VITA
Reviewed in the United States on July 27, 2018
Giada’s Italy is a beautifully written and illustrated hardcover Italian Cookbook. The cookbook contains 288 pages filled with delicious recipes including an introduction, the Italian pantry, starters, lunch, in-betweens, and weeknights. There are also LA DOLCE VITA, sides,... See more
Giada’s Italy is a beautifully written and illustrated hardcover Italian Cookbook. The cookbook contains 288 pages filled with delicious recipes including an introduction, the Italian pantry, starters, lunch, in-betweens, and weeknights. There are also LA DOLCE VITA, sides, sweets, acknowledgments, and index.
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Not a good cooking book just pictures of her very disappointed
Reviewed in the United States on February 23, 2019
Idk who put 5 stars but this cooking book it’s just a bunch of pictures of her it’s barely anything about cooking. Not a true cooking book very disappointed
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Realistic modern food
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 12, 2021
What I like about Giada is she''s a realist. Italians can be so uptight about their food (in fact they generally are - no, do it this way, you MUST use this ingredient from X village or it''s not authentic, no never use Parmesan, it MUST be Pecorino, no it must be this shape...See more
What I like about Giada is she''s a realist. Italians can be so uptight about their food (in fact they generally are - no, do it this way, you MUST use this ingredient from X village or it''s not authentic, no never use Parmesan, it MUST be Pecorino, no it must be this shape pasta - the list goes on and on) As much as I LOVE Italy, Italians and Italian food, it can be a bit tedious after a while especially to us home cooks who want to cook food from the WHOLE of Italy not just one region (which is what tends to happen in Italy). Giada cuts through all this. She has roots from all over this wonderful country and sees the bigger picture. On top of that her dishes are tasty, generous and in the main easy to follow. I loved this ''coming home'' TV series so had to get the book. Plus her Aunt cracks me up. I keep buying Italian cookbooks, I''m addicted.
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Interesting twist to Italian recipes
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 30, 2019
I am Italian and I bought this book for two main reasons: 1) It looks great 2) I like how Giada personalizes and internationalizes Italian recipes. The only down side is that in many recipes she uses "store bought pizza dough", instead of making it from scratch. Even though...See more
I am Italian and I bought this book for two main reasons: 1) It looks great 2) I like how Giada personalizes and internationalizes Italian recipes. The only down side is that in many recipes she uses "store bought pizza dough", instead of making it from scratch. Even though at times, when you''re in a hurry, you may resolve in store bought stuff, I think she should''ve put the recipes of home-made pizza and pasta anyway, it would have made the book more complete.
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I like the way this lady cooks- so thought i would get the book- made up- easy to understand- well laid out in easy format a delight to use- this certainly gets my thumbs up- dont hesitate a good cook book to add to your collection
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Great Italian TV chef cookbook
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Classic cookbook to go with a tv programme but nonetheless full of lovely and simple to produce Italian recipes with a Californian influence. The lemon sole oreganaia worked well Simple but delicious week night food.
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Great book. Another to put on the kitchen shelf. One of these days I''ll actually cook something from one of my numerous books. lol
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burrata with nectarines and corn



marinated salumi sandwich

Lemon and Pea Alfredo

Yield: Serves 6
Serve with: Tomato, Avocado, and Escarole salad

Fusilli con buco is one of my favorite pasta shapes for a creamy sauce like Alfredo that coats the long curlicues, and they’re fun to eat because they can be scooped up with a fork without any twirling. This is a summery take on Alfredo, with the bright colors (and flavors) of lemon and peas and mascarpone.

Recipe

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until just under al dente, 10 to 11 minutes.

Meanwhile, once you’ve added the pasta to the boiling water, heat a large straight-sided skillet over medium heat. Add the butter to the hot pan. When the butter is melted, add the garlic and cook, stirring often, until soft and fragrant, about 1 minute. Add 1⁄2 cup of water from the pasta pot and reduce the heat to low.

When the pasta is ready, transfer it to the pan with the sauce using tongs; reserve the pot of cooking water. Raise the heat to medium and sprinkle 11⁄2 cups of the Parmigiano-Reggiano onto the plain pasta. Stir with 2 wooden spoons to combine. Add the mascarpone, lemon zest, and 3⁄4 teaspoon salt. Toss well to coat, adding additional hot pasta water as needed to thin the sauce and to finish cooking the pasta. Add the peas, lemon juice, and the remaining 1 cup of Parmigiano-Reggiano. Toss well to combine, adding pasta water as needed to thin the sauce to your desired consistency; you will probably use close to 11⁄2 cups pasta water total. Sprinkle with the ground pink peppercorns and additional Parmigiano-Reggiano, if desired.

Cook’s note: Look for pasta brands such as Rustichella d’Abruzzo or Setaro.

Ingredients

  • Kosher salt
  • 1 pound fusilli con buco (see Cook’s Note) or other long pasta
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 1⁄2 cups freshly grated
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more (optional) for serving
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 1⁄2 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon pink peppercorns, ground

Description

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Giada De Laurentiis lavishly explores 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.
 
For Giada, a good meal is more than just delicious food—it’s taking pleasure in cooking for those you love, and slowing down to embrace every moment spent at the table. In  Giada’s Italy, she returns to her native Rome to reconnect with the flavors that have inspired the way she cooks and shares what it means to live  la dolce vita.
 
Here she shares recipes for authentic Italian dishes as her family has prepared them for years, updated with her signature flavors. Her Bruschetta with Burrata and Kale Salsa Verde is a perfect light dinner or lunch, and Grilled Swordfish with Candied Lemon Salad can be prepared in minutes for a quick weeknight meal. Sartu di Riso is a showstopping entrée best made with help from the family, and because no meal is complete without something sweet, Giada’s Italian-inflected desserts like Pound Cake with Limoncello Zabaglione and Chianti Affogato will keep everyone at the table just a little bit longer.
 
Filled with stunning photography taken in and around Rome, intimate family shots and stories, and more recipes than ever before,  Giada’s Italy will make you fall in love with Italian cooking all over again.

Review

New York Times Bestseller

Publishers Weekly Bestseller

The Absolute Best Cookbooks of 2018— Country Living

All the Best Cookbooks to Gift in 2018— FoodNetwork

Top 10 in Cooking & Food Spring 2018— Publishers Weekly

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"Giada De Laurentiis'' newest cookbook filled with Italian food adventures is giving us a major case of menu envy. The pages of  Giada''s Italy are bursting with snapshots of the luminous chef in Rome making, plating, and chowing down on her favorite authentic dishes. Covering starters, lunch, in-betweens, easy weeknight feats, sides, and sweets, De Laurentiis'' recipes are fresh and vibrant spring to summer dining goals."
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About the Author

GIADA DE LAURENTIIS is the Emmy Award-winning star of Food Network''s  Everyday ItalianGiada at HomeGiada''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.

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Introduction


For years I’ve defined the kind of cooking I do as Italian…with a California twist. So many of the dishes I love best reflect an appreciation of classic Italian home cooking instilled in me from a young age by my grandfather Dino. Today, I am still inspired by many of these dishes, and it’s fun to reinterpret them for my daughter, Jade, as well as for my restaurant and television shows. My versions may be a bit lighter or a little healthier, in keeping with the way most of us want to eat today, but at their cores, these dishes are authentically Italian in spirit.


For the past two years I’ve had the incredible good fortune to be able to shoot my show Giada in Italy on location, first in the beautiful coastal community of Positano and then in Florence, a cosmopolitan city in the heart of Tuscany. Spending extended periods in my home country for the first time since I was a little girl was like recharging some essential batteries I hadn’t even realized were run down. And while the food was comfortingly familiar, the culture was strikingly different from my day-to-day life at home in the States. Seeing the pleasure that Italian home cooks take in every aspect of preparing meals—from visiting the market to search out the very best ingredients, to infusing every dish they cook with their own personality and “secret” touches, to embracing every moment spent at the table as an opportunity for love, laughter, and emotional connection—helped me to get in touch all over again with what I love about cooking. Italians know how to take their time, slow down, and appreciate what they’ve made—and the people they are sharing it with. It’s a lesson we can’t learn too often.   

With my suitcases long since unpacked and the pounding surf of the Pacific Ocean rather than the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea beckoning me on weekends, I still try to embrace those lessons in cooking from the heart every day, and bring a little taste of la dolce vita to everything I make. At the same time, I’m mindful of the realities most of us face when it comes to preparing meals, especially during the week, when life can get so hectic that cooking falls to the bottom of a long list of priorities. As a working mother with a demanding day job, I’m all too familiar with the challenges involved in creating wholesome, inviting meals on a daily basis. So, in the recipes that follow, I make allowances for a few good-quality convenience foods when I don’t think they will compromise the final outcome of a dish, and I stay away from ingredients, no matter how authentically Italian, if I think you’ll have to hunt high and low to find them. Who needs that extra stress? Most important, I occasionally tiptoe outside the confines of strictly authentic Italian cooking to take advantage of the extraordinary variety of foods and flavors available to American cooks, using them in ways that I know even the most traditional Italian cooks—even Nonno Dino—would approve of.

With this book I’ve broken the recipes into chapters that reflect the way Italians (myself included) like to eat. That said, these categories are just suggestions. Some of my favorite light suppers are in the Lunch and Starters chapters, and many of the “in-betweens” are great for the cocktail hour. I’ve added suggestions throughout for pairing dishes to make complete menus, but you should mix and match as you like best.   

LUNCH: These lighter, simpler meals include soups, salads, and more casual dishes that are still satisfying.   

IN-BETWEENS: This chapter explains a lot about Italians and how they view mealtimes—and the time in between. 

For Italians, pizza, a crostini, or a panini is something to eat as a midafternoon pick-me-up, not the main event. Growing up, we used to have pizza as an appetizer when dinner was served on the late side, and a crostini or even a panini was my usual after-school snack.   

WEEKNIGHTS: These dishes are fast, easy, and comforting.   

LA DOLCE VITA: These more traditional dishes may take a bit longer to prepare (although much of the cooking time will be unattended).

Like me, the recipes in this book are Italian through and through, yet completely at home in an American kitchen. I hope they will help you channel the spirit of those big-hearted Italian cooks and rediscover the simple pleasures of feeding food you feel good about to the people you care about.

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