Giada’s Italy: My Recipes for La Dolce Vita! Recipes and Giveaway

About Giada’s Italy

Giada’s Italy! I’m all about her and I’m all about her Italy! America knows and loves Giada De Laurentiis for her lighter, healthier takes on classic Italian fare. In her newest cookbook, Giada’s Italy: My Recipes for La Dolce Vita!, she invites fans and home cooks to get to know the flavors and stories that have inspired her life’s work. I’m so happy Clarkson Potter invited me to help support it! Giada 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. Take, for example, her Grilled Swordfish with Candied Lemon Salad or her Spaghetti with Chianti and Fava Beans. Some more great examples of her style and take on classic Italian could be the Asparagus with Grilled Melon Salad or perhaps the Bruschetta with Burrata and Kale Salsa Verde.

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.

A Taste

The book is so chock full of amazing that it’s really difficult to pinpoint the best and brightest. In fact, I really don’t believe it can be done. So, since choosing my favorites are just too difficult, I wanted to just give you a small sample of recipes* you can expect when you crack open this fantastic book and start experimenting and having fun in your own kitchens!!! Take a look!!!

  • Burrata with Nectarines and Corn (pg. 26)
  • Spicy Calabrian Shrimp (pg. 41)
  • Pappa Al Pomodoro (pg. 59)
  • Marinated Salumi Sandwich (pg. 73)
  • Sicilian Tuna Salad Sandwich (pg. 76)
  • Positano Pizzas (pg. 89)
  • Bruschetta with Burrata and Kale Salsa Verde (pg. 97)
  • Cacio e Pepe with Pancetta and Arugula (pg. 109)
  • Spicy Linguine with Walnuts and Mint (pg. 110)
  • Lemon and Pea Alfredo (pg. 116)
  • Italian Sheet-Pan Chicken with Bread Salad (pgs. 133-4)
  • Asparagus with Grilled Melon Salad (pg. 216)
  • Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Brownies (pg. 276)

See what I’m talking about? Do you think you’d be able to pick just one???

When In Rome

I absolutely love, love, love this cookbook. It’s amazing, just like Giada herself!!

Indulge in rich Italian flavors with your new copy of Giada’s Italy, then plan a getaway with a Bric’s Italian weekender bag.** ARV $155.

Giada’s Italy: My Recipes for La Dolce Vita! Recipes and Giveaway

About the Author

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. When she’s not creating amazing book, 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. Giada 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.

Find Out More

I’ve loved her style and cooking for years and even had a chance to meet her in person! She’s such a pleasure and a really inspiring chef! Plus, she can even make a mean cocktail, LOL!

Giada’s Italy: My Recipes for La Dolce Vita is written by Giada De Laurentiis is in Stores Now. Published by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Crown Publishing Group

*Recipe(s) from Giada’s Italy © 2018 by Giada De Laurentiis. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

**Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Clarkson Potter.

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  1. The Bruschetta with Burrata and Kale Salsa Verde is one I would love to try! I love Burrata!!!

  2. Oh, those Salted Brownies look perfect for this weekend with the grandkids. We’ll make them together! See what they think. Grandma will be a hit!

  3. I love desserts so the Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Brownies would be a first choice!

  4. I have a sweet tooth so I would have to say the Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Brownies!

  5. Salted Dark chocolate Chunk Brownies sounds amazing! I think that would be the first one me and my girls tried.We all have sweet tooths.

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