"Weeknights with Giada" Cookbook by Giada De Laurentiis
Love the cookbook!
Regardless on what others say, I love this cookbook! It does'nt have weird ingredients for me. For simpler recipes try "Family Favorites Cookbook" which has everyday ingredients.
Pretty darn good...
I have already cooked one recipe and picked out others to try...I love watching her on tv and her book looks good....You don't have to be a chef and they are easy to follow..
Another great book from a great cook! Don't understand the reviews about "exotic" products. I either had everything in my pantry or was able to get at my local grocery store for the recipes I've tried so far. All have been delicious and quick for week nights. Very pleased with this book.
Love to know about her and her family. Receipes not difficult and all ingredients are local and easy to find. Love Giada and her cookbooks and I watch and record her cooking shows alot. Thanks for sharing Giada-it is so appreciated.
Very disappointed- recipes strange and difficult
I ordered this book because I love Giada's show and I have tried some of her recipes that are just delicious. However, none of the recipes in this book look appealing, and there are too many "pizza" recipes. Who needs instruction about how to make a pizza with store-bought dough? I am returning this book as I am extremely disappointed in the recipe selection. I did enjoy seeing the family pictures, though.
Love the Cookbook
Love the cookbook. Many interesting recipes. I have made several of the recipes already. I will admit that some of the ingredients in some of the recipes may be a challenge to get. With the items I could not get readily here in New England I was able to come up with a substitute ingredient that did not affect the integrity of the recipe. I also found the recipe directions easy to follow.
not your everyday recipes nothing great maybe found one recipe worth trying
Make The Frittata
I have all of Giada's books. This has great recipes, I have made several.
I don't call this friendly
Received this as a gift. Iam said to be a good cook so, when I tryed to find some of the items, nowhere to be found. I did make 2 dishes and let me tell you, they aren't family friendly and take a lot of time I don't have. Terrible and I shared it with a chef friend of mine, and he didn't recommend it. These are not staples found in every pantry.
Worst Purchase I've Made
I watch Giada's show on television all the time. Therefore I was REALLY excited to purchase this book. The recipes are "supposed" to be quick and easy. However, the recipes on this book is far from that. Especially when it contains ingredients that you know not where to find it and or not know what it is. She stated that it had pictures w/almost every recipe, the only pictures you will find are family pictures. I love to cook new things and am always looking for great and easy recipe books. Unfortunately, this was not one of them.
You can't go wrong with any of her receipes. I love all of her cook books and tried many of the receipes. Everyone I have tried has been great.
Thank you Giada
I am so pleased with this cookbook. As I was looking through it, I realized that I actually had most of the ingredients for the recipes in my pantry already. I noticed that other reviewers have reported not knowing or not having access to the ingredients, so perhaps I benefit from living in an area where there is a large population of Italian descent. I have no difficulty finding or identifying the ingredients. I have made four of the recipes so far (last night was the pancetta turkey pot pies - I susbstituted chicken). Delicious!! Some of the recipes may require slightly longer preparation time but nothing extrordinary. P.S. I also like the pictures of Jade.