Sunday, May 9, 2010

strange love

I am loving this cookbook. And I am not a huge giada fan. But I saw it at Costco and was unable to resist once I looked through the recipes. It has both classic Italian and new, giada-ized California recipes. I had it for a week and had already made four recipes out of it. The pasta Ponza was fantastic and the honey balsamic lamb chops as well. The chicken milanese is a fresh, delicious take on plain breaded chicken and the mascarpone in the sauce really steps it up a notch. There was a salmon dish in there that I wasn't as big on, but I did swap for wild salmon, which is just not as good. It's drier and thinner so easier to overcook. Sorry, sustainability.


  1. Glad to hear good things about this book. I've been eying it for a while, and might have to treat myself. I actually wish there was a Barefoot Bloggers-Giada style.

  2. Let me know what you think. I hope you like it- I think its her best. I find that people think she messes with a good thing, but in this case she gives both traditional and new options. Her steak involtini is next on my list!