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Giada's family dinners /

by De Laurentiis, Giada.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, c2006Edition: 1st ed.Description: 254 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.ISBN: 030723827X :.Title notes: $32.50 8-2006 (db)Other title: Family dinners.Subject(s): Cookery, Italian | Family -- Nutrition | Quick and easy cookeryOnline resources: Table of contents only | Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
Contents:
Soups and sandwiches -- Italian salads and sides -- Everyday family entrees -- The Italian grill -- Family-style pasta -- Family-style get-togethers -- Family feasts -- Family-style desserts -- Menus for family dinners.
Summary: Giada is back with a new batch of simple recipes geared toward family meals--Italian style. These unpretentious meals are at the center of some of Giada's warmest memories of sitting around the table with her family, passing bowls of wonderful food, and laughing over old times. Recipes for soups like Escarole and Bean and hearty sandwiches such as the classic Italian Muffuletta make casual, easy suppers, while one-pot dinners like Giada's Chicken Vesuvio and Veal Stew with Cipollini Onions are just as simple but elegant enough for company. You'll also find recipes for holiday favorites you'll be tempted to make all year round, including Easter Pie, Turkey and Ciabatta Stuffing with Chestnuts and Pancetta, and Panettone Bread Pudding with Amaretto Sauce.--From publisher description.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In her New York Times bestseller Everyday Italian , Giada De Laurentiis introduced us to the simple, fresh flavors of her native Italian cuisine. Now, America's favorite Italian cook is back with a new batch of simple, delicious recipes geared toward family meals--Italian style.<br> <br> These unpretentious and delicious meals are at the center of some of Giada's warmest memories of sitting around the table with her family, passing bowls of wonderful food, and laughing over old times. Recipes for soups like Escarole and Bean and hearty sandwiches such as the classic Italian Muffuletta make casual, easy suppers, while one-pot dinners like Giada's Chicken Vesuvio and Veal Stew with Cipollini Onions are just as simple but elegant enough for company. You'll also find recipes for holiday favorites you'll be tempted to make all year round, including Easter Pie, Turkey and Ciabatta Stuffing with Chestnuts and Pancetta, and Panettone Bread Pudding with Amaretto Sauce.<br> <br> Giada's Family Dinners celebrates the fun of family meals with photographs of Giada's real-life family and friends as well as the wonderful dishes she shares with them in her kitchen. Suggested menus help you put together a family-style meal for any occasion, from informal to festive.<br> <br> The heart of Italian cooking is the home, and Giada's Family Dinners --full of fantastic recipes that require a minimum of fuss to prepare--invites you to treat everyone like a member of the family.<br> <br> Nothing is more important than family. Bring yours to the table with Giada's unpretentious, authentic, down-home Italian cooking!<br> <br> <br> * SOUPS AND SANDWICHES<br> * ITALIAN SALADS AND SIDES<br> * EVERYDAY FAMILY ENTREES<br> * THE ITALIAN GRILL<br> * FAMILY-STYLE PASTA<br> * FAMILY-STYLE GET-TOGETHERS<br> * ITALIAN FAMILY FEASTS<br> * FAMILY-STYLE DESSERTS

$32.50 8-2006 (db)

Includes index.

Soups and sandwiches -- Italian salads and sides -- Everyday family entrees -- The Italian grill -- Family-style pasta -- Family-style get-togethers -- Family feasts -- Family-style desserts -- Menus for family dinners.

Giada is back with a new batch of simple recipes geared toward family meals--Italian style. These unpretentious meals are at the center of some of Giada's warmest memories of sitting around the table with her family, passing bowls of wonderful food, and laughing over old times. Recipes for soups like Escarole and Bean and hearty sandwiches such as the classic Italian Muffuletta make casual, easy suppers, while one-pot dinners like Giada's Chicken Vesuvio and Veal Stew with Cipollini Onions are just as simple but elegant enough for company. You'll also find recipes for holiday favorites you'll be tempted to make all year round, including Easter Pie, Turkey and Ciabatta Stuffing with Chestnuts and Pancetta, and Panettone Bread Pudding with Amaretto Sauce.--From publisher description.

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Library Journal Review

Giada isn't nearly as sexy as my girlfriend, who's so hot she can curdle mayonnaise left out on the counter. That said, she certainly owes a debt to low-cut blouses and the fact that food, attractively displayed, is a powerful and sexy thing. The thing about De Laurentiis's books, however, is that though they tend toward being bright and visual, they also contain pretty good recipes. Everyday Pasta isn't just pasta-there are soups and pasta salads, as well as 20-some pages of side dishes (lots of salads). The recipes range from dishes that I could conceivably make (Creamy Orzo; Farfalle with Broccoli) to cuisine I can't even understand (Conghile with Clams and Mussels; Swordfish and Spaghetti with Citrus Pesto). Everyday Italian covers sauces, entrees, and side vegetable dishes. While the recipes are neither quick nor easy, they look delicious. Family Dinners follows the formula the others set down: For every recipe that an average dude with a whisk can accomplish (Chicken Tetrazzini; Grilled Tuna Steaks), there's something that a "real" cook might make, e.g., Sea Bass with Citrus Bagna Cauda and Swordfish Milanese. (See LJ's original review of Everyday Italian.) (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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