This is it: Giada’s first book! Everyday Italian is a collection of recipes inspired by and from her first Food Network show of the same name. In the show, she shows you how to cook delicious, beautiful Italian food in a flash. And here she does the same—helps you put a fabulous 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. The book is focused on the real-life considerations of what you actually have in your refrigerator and pantry 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.
You'll find dishes that you can make solely from pantry ingredients, or those that transform lowly leftovers into exquisite entrees (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 tiramisu.
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. That’s the beauty of Italian home cooking, and that’s what Giada offers here—the essential recipes to make a great Italian dinner tonight.
This hardcover book contains 125 recipes, with full-color and black-and-white photos throughout.