Giada’s Family Dinners

by Giada De Laurentiis

ISBN-10: 030723827X
ISBN-13: 9780307238276
Region: Italy
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Publication Date: April, 2006
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Recipe Index

Recipesort icon Page Rating
Apricot Crostata 234
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Arugula and Orange Salad with Basil Vinaigrette 49
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Baked Angel Hair Timbale 164
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Baked Mashed Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese and Bread Crumbs 179
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Basic Polenta 67
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Basil Pesto 55
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Beef and Lentil Soup 16
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Bellini Bar 186
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Braised Swiss Chard 66
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Broccoli Florets with Meyer Lemon Olive Oil 51
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Broiled Salmon with Garlic, Mustard, and Herbs 76
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Butternut Squash Gratin with Pesto 54
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Butternut Squash Lasagna 194
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Cannellini Beans with Herbs and Prosciutto 63
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Chcocolate Pizza 240
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Chicken Carbonara 139
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Chicken Florentine 89
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Chicken Marsala with Mustard and Mascarpone 81
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Chicken Tetrazzini 84
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Chicken Vesuvio 88
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Chocolate Anise Biscotti 218
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Chocolate Chip Cookies with Hazelnuts 220
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Chocolate Ricotta Pudding with Strawberry Sauce 224
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Ciabatta Stuffing with Chestnuts and Pancetta 193
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Crostini with Gorgonzola, Honey, and Walnuts 160
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Dirty Risotto 151
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Easter Lamb 204
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Easter Pie 199
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Escarole and Bean Soup 21
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Espresso Brownies 236
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Farfalle with Aspragus and Mushrooms 149
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Farmer’s Pasta 166
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Filet Mignon with Balsamic Syrup 92
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Flank Steak with Red WIne Sauce 90
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Fresh Fettuccine with Roasted Chicken and Broccoli Rabe 137
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Fusilli with Shrimp and Arugula 142
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Garlic and Citrus Chicken 87
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Garlic Toasts with Red pepper Aïoli 170
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Grilled Artichokes with Parsley and Garlic 112
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Grilled Chicken with Basil Dressing 115
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Grilled Chicken with Gremolata 114
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Grilled Lamb with Salsa Verde 116
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Grilled Lettuces 111
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Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella 109
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Grilled Steak Sandwiches 113
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Grilled Summer Fruit 124
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Grilled Tuna Burgers with Tapenade 118
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Grilled Tuna Steaks with Roasted Cipollini Onions 122
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Herb-Coated Goat Cheese 161
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Herbed Cheese Polenta 67
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Holiday Salad 198
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Insalata di Rinforzo 196
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Italian Caesar Salad 47
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Italian Muffuletta 36
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Italian S’mores 125
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Italian Wedding Soup 22
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Lasagna Rolls 98
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Lemon Vinaigrette 62
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Limoncello 188
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Limoncello Cheesecake Squares 237
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Limoncello Spritzers 188
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Linguine with Chicken Ragù 135
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Linguine with Spicy Red Clam Sauce 209
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Little Thimbles Sciue’ Sciue’ 132
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Marinated Zucchini and Summer Squash 52
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Mocha Semifreddo 223
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Nectarine and Blueberry Crisp with Amaretti Cookie Topping 228
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Nutella Ravioli 230
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Open-Faced PLT 35
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Orange Segments and Berries with Balsamic Cream 227
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Orzo with Garbanzo Beans, Red Onion, Basil, and Mint 59
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Pancetta-Wrapped Pork Roast 177
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Pane alla Grillia 107
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Panettone Bread Pudding with Amaretto Suace 210
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Parmesan-Crusted Pork Chops 96
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Pasta e Fagioli 19
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Pastry Dough 203
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Penne with Sausage, Artichokes, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes 147
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Penne with Spinach Sauce 138
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Pepperoncini Oil 75
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Pepperoncini Shrimp 75
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Pizza Rustica 200
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Pizzettes with Gorgonzola, Tomato, and Basil 159
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Pollo Frito 82
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Polpette and Spaghetti 140
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Pork Chops alla Pizzaiola 97
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Pot Roast with Porcini Mushrooms 174
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Prosciutto and Melon Panini 32
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Quick Marinara Sauce 144
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Rack of Lamb with Mint-Basil Pesto 93
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Raspberry Tiramisu 233
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Raspberry-Almond Tart 226
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Ravioli with Creamy Tomato Sauce 145
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Red Wine Rissoto with Peas 150
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Red Wine Vinaigrette 62
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Rigatoni with Steak 141
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Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese and Avocado 44
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Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes 56
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Roasted Fennel with Parmesan 58
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Roasted Red Snapper with Parsley Vinaigrette 206
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Rosé Wine with Fresh Sage and Lemon 189
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Salami Crisps with Sour Cream and Basil 162
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Sautéed Green Beans with Tomatoes and Basil 57
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Sea Bass with Beans and Radicchio 80
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Spicy Mocha 231
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Stracciatella Soup 25
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Stuffed Artichokes 64
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Sun-Dried Tomato and Mozzarella Kebabs 162
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Sutffed Zucchini and Red Bell Peppers 101
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Swordfish Milanese 79
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Swordfish Spiedini 121
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Tilapia with Citrus Bagna Cauda 78
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Tomato Soup with Pancetta 17
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Tuna and Artichoke Panini 28
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Turkey Bolognese 163
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Turkey with Herbes de Provence and Citrus 190
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Veal Scaloppine with Saffron Cream Sauce 95
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Veal Stew with Cipollini Onions 173
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Vegetable Gratin 178
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Vegetable Panini with Mozzarella 31
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Venetian Panino 29
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Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Swiss Chard and Pecorino Cheese 148
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Winter Minestrone 20
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Zuccotto 239
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Zuppa di Pesce 168
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Publishers Information

About Giada’s Family Dinners

Publisher Web Link: http://www.randomhouse.com/crown/clarksonpotter/index.php

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nothing is more important than family. Bring yours to the table with Giada’s unpretentious, authentic, down-home Italian cooking! (http://www.randomhouse.com/)

Author Information

About Giada De Laurentiis

Author Web Link: http://www.giadadelaurentiis.com

Emmy Award winning personality, Giada De Laurentiis has become a household name. With an impressive background of culinary training and a unique personable charm, she is a globally revered celebrity chef who continues to prove her skill and accessibility not only with her expanding presence beyond Food Network but also with the great success of her cookbooks, brand alliances, newly launched food products and recurring role on the “Today Show.”

Born in Rome, Giada grew up in a large Italian family where the culture of food was a staple in and of itself.  As the granddaughter of film producer Dino De Laurentiis, Giada consistently found herself in the family’s kitchen and spent a great deal of time at her grandfather’s restaurant, DDL Foodshow. After graduating from the University of California in Los Angeles with a degree in anthropology, Giada’s passion for cooking remained. She eventually made the decision to commence a culinary career and began her professional training at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, specializing in both cuisine and pastry.  Following, she returned to Los Angeles, where her training included positions at the prestigious Ritz Carlton Fine Dining Room and Wolfgang Puck’s Spago in Beverly Hills.  She later founded GDL Foods, a catering company in Los Angeles.

Giada’s career start on Food Network began in 2002 when she was discovered by a network executive upon reading an article about her and the De Laurentiis family in FOOD & WINE magazine. Since then, Giada has earned an Emmy for Outstanding Lifestyle Host and has become one of Food Network’s most recognizable faces. Her Emmy award winning, daytime cooking show, “Everyday Italian,” featured quick, healthy and satisfying Italian dishes. Her primetime show, “Giada’s Weekend Getaways,” debuted in January 2007 and followed Giada to popular destinations in and around the United States as she explored the cities’ most notable restaurants and activities. Giada can also be seen in Food Network specials, such as “Giada in Paradise: Capri and Santorini,” and as a judge on the highly popular series, “Next Food Network Star.” Giada is now in production on her new series, “Giada at Home,” where Giada plans and prepares meals and parties for family and friends.  The series premiered last Fall to some of the networks most impressive ratings to date and continues to be a viewers’ favorite.

The foray into cookbooks was an obvious decision, allowing Giada’s loyal viewership to reference, prepare and share their favorite recipes. De Laurentiis’ first book, “Everyday Italian,” showcases many of the delicious recipes from her cooking show of the same name. Her second book entitled, “Giada’s Family Dinners,” quickly became a #1 New York Times best-seller as did her third cookbook, “Everyday Pasta,” which was released in April 2007. An eagerly-awaited fourth book, “Giada’s Kitchen,” hit bookshelves on September 30, 2008 and did not disappoint. In the first week of release, “Giada’s Kitchen” landed at #2 on the New York Times best-seller list and has maintained a top 10 ranking ever since. All four books are published by Random House/Clarkson Potter. De Laurentiis’ fifth book, “Giada at Home” debuted on March 30th, 2010 and landed in the #1 position on the New York Times best-seller list.

Giada’s overall success and notoriety yielded her a role as spokesperson for Barilla, the world’s largest producer and manufacturer of pasta. Giada took her relationship with Barilla one step further, entrusting the Italian arm of the brand, known as Academia Barilla, to license and produce four products under her name. The products: Extra-virgin Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Tuscan Herb Mix, and Sea Salt with Fresh Lemon Zest, debuted in January 2008 for a limited run and was sold at Crate and Barrel stores as well as specialty gourmet shops across the country.

In January 2010, De Laurentiis partnered with Target to launch her own exclusive products for their chain of stores nationwide. The Giada De Laurentiis for Target collection offers guests the craftsmanship, quality and affordable prices they expect from Target.  The assortment ranges from pasta sauces and flavored coffee to kitchen essentials, such as stainless steel cookware, ceramic bake ware and nylon tools, all designed with the at-home cook in mind.  The collection captures Giada’s signature style with a fresh, modern twist on the tools, gadgets and food needed to make easy and affordable meals everyday.

In June 2010, De Laurentiis will join fellow chef Bobby Flay to co-judge “Next Food Network Star.”

Giada had been a recurring guest on the “Today Show” up until her stint as a correspondent during the 2006 Olympic Games in Torino secured her a role as a contributing correspondent. Last year, she was officially named a co-host on the nation’s #1 morning show where she highlights current trends in travel, cuisine and lifestyle.

Giada has dedicated her spare time to the international relief organization, Oxfam America and enlisted as one of several celebrity Ambassador in the Fall of 2008. Giada has focused her efforts with Oxfam on highlighting the struggles of the billion people around the world who are chronically hungry. Forty percent of the people on our planet live in poverty, many of them spending upwards of 70 percent of their meager income on food.

De Laurentiis currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband Todd and daughter, Jade.

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