Everyday Italian

Everyday Italian

125 Simple and Delicious Recipes

Book - 2005
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In the Food Network star's first book, Giada De Laurentiis helps you put a fabulous Italian dinner on the table tonight, for friends or just for the kids, with a minimum of fuss and a maximum of flavor.

Everyday Italian is true to its title: the fresh, simple recipes are incredibly quick and accessible, and also utterly mouth-watering--perfect for everyday cooking. And the book is focused on the real-life considerations of what you actually have in your refrigerator and pantry (no mail-order ingredients here) and what you're in the mood for--whether a simply sauced pasta or a hearty family-friendly roast, these great recipes cover every contingency. So, for example, you'll find dishes that you can make solely from pantry ingredients, or those that transform lowly leftovers into exquisite entrées (including brilliant ideas for leftover pasta), and those that satisfy your yearning to have something sweet baking in the oven. There are 7 ways to make red sauce more interesting, 6 different preparations of the classic cutlet, 5 perfect pestos, 4 creative uses for prosciutto, 3 variations on basic polenta, 2 great steaks, and 1 sublime chocolate tiramisù--plus 100 other recipes that turn everyday ingredients into speedy but special dinners.

What's more, Everyday Italian is organized according to what type of food you want tonight--whether a soul-warming stew for Sunday supper, a quick sauté for a weeknight, or a baked pasta for potluck. These categories will help you figure out what to cook in an instant, with such choices as fresh-from-the-pantry appetizers, sauceless pastas, everyday roasts, and stuffed vegetables--whatever you're in the mood for, you'll be able to find a simple, delicious recipe for it here. That's the beauty of Italian home cooking, and that's what Giada De Laurentiis offers here--the essential recipes to make a great Italian dinner. Tonight.
Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter, c2005.
ISBN: 9781400052585
Characteristics: 255 pages :,illustrations (some color) ;,25 cm.


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bluebird471 Feb 06, 2014

Packed with delicious recipes, many of which need few ingredients and are super easy to make. Definitely a favourite!

Jul 14, 2011

I love her recipes. I must admit that I've learned how to cook most of them from watching her show and not the book but the results have inspired me to at least look through this cook book. I know I do not need to buy anymore!!!! For those that love simple, tasty Italian food this is a great resourse.

Jun 04, 2010

Everyday Italian, is in my opinion, Giadia DiLaurentiis' best cookbook. Every recipe I've tried has turned out well and has been enjoyed by my very picky family. She provides good step by step instructions.

Jun 24, 2008

We love the finger foods!

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