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Food Network personality and bestselling author Giada De Laurentiis is back with her biggest book ever!

Happy Cooking by Giada De Laurentiis

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Food Network personality and bestselling author Giada De Laurentiis is back with her biggest book ever!

“I realized there is no place I feel more at ease, more grounded, and more completely myself than in the kitchen.  It’s where I can express my creativity, make important memories (and share life skills) with my daughter, and quiet all the noise of the outside world as I lose myself in the pure pleasure of making something beautiful and delicious.  I am, quite simply, happy cooking.”

– Giada De Laurentiis, from the Introduction


Make Every Meal Count …

Without Stressing Out

By Giada De Laurentiis

Food Network star and bestselling cookbook author Giada De Laurentiis is happiest when she’s in the kitchen, and although she will always have a weakness for the traditional Italian foods she grew up with, these days her approach to food – and life – is all about balancing indulgences with clean eating and keeping things easy.  With Happy Cooking: Make Every Meal Count … Without Stressing Out (Pam Krauss Books; November 3, 2015; $35.00; Hardcover) the celebrity chef shares how she fuels her busy life with nearly 200 recipes and helpful advice on everything from hosting a potluck or holiday meal to what to pack along for lunch every day.

Drawing on the time-saving tips and healthy eating strategies that keep her functioning at the highest possible level in her roles as working mom, restaurateur, and TV personality, here Giada uses budget-friendly ingredients for dishes that can be prepared on the fly, addressing the needs of everyday cooks who want to inject their weeknight meals with more flavor and healthful ingredients.  Sample recipes featured in the book include:

  • BREAKFAST: Eggs Cacio e Pepe, Ricotta Toast with Strawberries, Fluffy Lemon Buttermilk and Mascarpone Pancakes
  • SNACKS & SMALL PLATES: Roasted Mushroom and Kale Pizzette, Margarita Chicken Wings, Hot Italian Sausage-Stuffed Dates with Lemon-Basil Crema
  • SALADS & SEASONS: Shaved Vegetable Salad with Goat Cheese Vinaigrette and Walnuts, Pomegranate Brussels Sprouts Salad, Orzo Salad with Fresh Citrus and Red Onion
  • SOUPS & STEWS: Italian White Bean, Pancetta, and Tortellini Soup, Slow-Cooker Beef and Kabocha Squash Stew, Make-Ahead Cioppino
  • PASTAS & RISOTTOS: Orecchiette with Cauliflower and Bread Crumbs, Short-Rib Lasagna, Lighter Macaroni and Cheese
  • EATING CLEAN: Dairy-Free Risotto with Mushrooms and Peas, Matcha Chicken Tenders with Soy Citrus, Seared Cod with Tangerine and Arugula
  • WEEKNIGHT WARRIORS: Stuffed Chicken Parmesan, Pan-Seared Salmon Burgers with Fennel Slaw, Skirt Steak with Pistachio Gremolata
  • VEGETABLES & SIDES: Smoky Candied Carrots, Smashed Root Vegetables, Caesar-Roasted Broccoli
  • WEEKENDS & HOLIDAYS: Sunday Pot Roast, Champagne and Caviar Linguine, Turkey Breast “Porchetta”
  • TREATS & SWEETS: Key Lime Panna Cotta, Espresso-Peanut Butter Brownies, Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze

Readers will be inspired to try new ingredients and techniques, and to create a wholesome balance between peak nutrition – and the occasional decadent indulgence.  Filled with time-saving tips and healthy eating strategies for every holiday, special occasion, and casual weeknight in between, Happy Cooking is Giada’s year-round guide to cooking up a happy life.

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GIADA DE LAURENTIIS is the Emmy Award-winning star of Food Network’s Everyday Italian, Giada at Home, Giada in Italy, and Giada’s Holiday Handbook; 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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Make Every Meal Count … Without Stressing Out

By Giada De Laurentiis

Pam Krauss Books

On Sale November 3, 2015 • $35.00 • Hardcover • ISBN: 9780804187923

Also available as an ebook

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