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Must-Read: Giada's Kitchen

Oct 6 2008 - 12:30pm

Last week Giada De Laurentiis [1] fourth cookbook, Giada's Kitchen [2] ($32) hit bookshelves. The book release coincided with the relaunch of her website, Giadadelaurentiis.com [3]. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy of the glossy hardback with Tiffany-blue interior. Yesterday I spent some time reading the book — which is full of pretty pictures and delicious-sounding recipes — to see what I thought of it, .



Recipes: The recipes are classic Giada with the most delicious-sounding ones being her California-Italian-style dishes. The recipes listed below are on my must-make list:

Imagery: The pictures are beautiful. The double page snapshots of Giada performing several steps of a certain recipe are especially helpful because they demonstrate the recipe's techniques.

Overall Rating: Mixed. While I'm a huge fan of Giada and I love her recipes, the fact that many can be found online makes me wonder what is the point of a cookbook? If you collect cookbooks, I suggest you get your hands on a copy. But if you can't afford the splurge, check out Giada's recipes on FoodNetwork.com [6].

Have you checked out Giada's Kitchen? What did you think?

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