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Happy Cooking: Make Every Meal Count ... Without Stressing Out Hardcover – November 3, 2015

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About the Author

GIADA DE LAURENTIIS is the Emmy Award-winning star of Food Network's Everyday Italian, Giada at Home, and Giada in Paradise; 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 attended the Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris and worked at Wolfgang Puck's Spago restaurant before starting her own catering company, GDL Foods. Born in Rome, she grew up in Los Angeles, where she now lives with her daughter, Jade.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter; 1St Edition edition (November 3, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804187924
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804187923
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,945 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Years ago, more than I care to think, actually, Giada was signing books at the local Sur la Table. My son, who was probably about 16 at the time, loved her and wanted to go, so off we went to spend an hour or so standing in a line that snaked its way through the upscale mall. She was lovely to everyone, but particularly to him, addressing his questions with great interest and talking to him in the respectful way generally reserved for the adults. When my son looks back on this he says of Giada, “We had a moment.” For this heartwarming reason, she will always be special to me.

So, it bothers me just a bit that I'm going to go against the grain here and not agree with all of the reviewers who are gushing over her latest book, Happy Cooking; I'm just not wild about it. I wanted to like this book, I really did, but despite my wants, I found it disappointing. Perhaps it's the small text. Perhaps it's the small pictures. Perhaps it's the glaring lack of white space resulting in everything being crammed together giving it the look of a cookbook from the sixties. Add matte versus glossy photos and this weighty tome, despite its newness, looks dated. The food pictures seem secondary to the big pictures of Giada. Giada having a cocktail, Giada preparing food, Giada and her cleavage, Giada looking left, Giada looking right, Giada in front of the American flag.

There are some big pictures of food, but none of these pictures beckon or make me want to actually make anything that's pictured. Yes, I have probably become as jaded as the annoying film critics who pick apart even the best of films because they have seen so many that their standards have become tightened over the years so that few films can measure up.
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Format: Hardcover
I was excited to get a copy of this book since I have enjoyed Giada's recipes in the past. In this book she strays a little from her Italian roots to include many different types of recipes. These are recipes she says helps her balance indulgences with clean eating and helping her to keep things easy. This is the way I often like to cook as well.

This book is jam packed with recipes, tips, photos, and information about recipes, health, food and other things. Sometimes it gets a little too busy, with several recipes, and side bars on one page. Other than that little thing I'm loving this book. I love the chapter on breakfast as I'm always looking for healthy and interesting breakfast ideas.

I made two of the breakfast recipes and enjoyed them both. The first was Ricotta Toast with Strawberries. Since strawberries aren't in season at the moment I took her tip to use seasonal fruit and substituted apples. I ate this several times and can't wait to try it with other fruits.

Next I made Eggs Cacio e Pepe. Eggs, Pecorino Romano, Black Pepper and Greek Yogurt on toast made for a delicious and filling breakfast.

I was delighted to see a spiralizer recipe for Zucchini Spaghetti with Sun Gold Tomato Sauce and had to try it. I did omit the star anise since I'm not partial to it's flavor. I used the option giving to use cherry tomatoes instead of sun gold. Giada says while she'd never give up pasta this is a good alternative to use occasionally and she's right it was delicious.

Not only are there many recipes for clean and healthy eating but she also includes recipe for weekends and holidays as well as some sweets and treats. I see many more great recipes from this book in my future.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for my honest review.
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I have all of her other books which are beautifully photographed. This is the first one from a new imprint and the quality is disappointing. The quality of the pages, the quality of the photographs, the busy page layouts...they just do not compare to her past books. I waited a long time for it to arrive and am disappointed with the overall quality and layout as compared to all her prior books.
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Happy Cooking, Giada De Laurentiis' eighth cookbook, is focused on clean eating and healthy choices. For anyone with food sensitivity issues (such as Celiac Disease) or those who may be striving to incorporate more vegetarian dishes into their meal plan – gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan recipes are clearly marked. Happy Cooking is infused with mouth watering photography, easy to follow instructions, and helpful tips for the home cook.

When this book arrived on our doorstep, my foodie husband's eyes lit up. The overall layout and visual appeal of this cookbook are quite stunning. As we began looking through the recipes an appetizing photo would grab my attention, but I found myself having difficulty trying to conjure up what the dish would taste like because the ingredient list was so foreign to me. Pearled barley, tumeric, fennel bulb, chia powder, harissa, tahini, orecchiette pasta – these are all items I would have to ask my grocer to help me locate. On the other hand, when we sat down to eat Giada's Sunday Pot Roast my husband said, "That's exactly how I expected this to taste." For this reason, I believe an experienced cook or someone with a sophisticated palate would draw the most enjoyment from Happy Cooking.

3.5/5 Stars

I received this book for free as a member of the Blogging For Books reviewer program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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