Fabulicious!: Teresa's Italian Family Cookbook

Fabulicious!: Teresa's Italian Family Cookbook

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by Teresa Giudice
     
 

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As the breakout star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa Giudice has quickly become a household name--and a New York Times bestselling author. Her first book, Skinny Italian, showcased the health benefits of Old World Italian cuisine. Now she returns with 60 more flavorful family recipes straight from Salerno--with an emphasis on preparing,

Overview


As the breakout star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa Giudice has quickly become a household name--and a New York Times bestselling author. Her first book, Skinny Italian, showcased the health benefits of Old World Italian cuisine. Now she returns with 60 more flavorful family recipes straight from Salerno--with an emphasis on preparing, serving, and eating meals with the ones you love. Teresa shares her simple, inexpensive, and "fabulicious" dishes, including:

Secret family recipes: Featuring her Mama's meatballs and her mother-in-law's Ti Amo Tiramisu, the dessert that loves you back.

Celebration cooking: From one-dish feasts to the perfect potluck take-alongs, including entertaining tips for any occasion.

Light lunches: Spotlighting lighter fare, smaller portions, and sensational salads (as well as Panini!).

Kid friendly meals: How to go beyond mac-and-cheese, and get little ones involved in the kitchen.

Whether you're packing lunches or fixing a weekend feast, Teresa has just the recipe that will keep your family coming back for more--and living La Bella Vita!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Like its bestselling predecessor, Skinny Italian, Giudice's follow-up contains more of the simple, authentic Italian recipes and reality show quips that made her first book a hit. Whether it's classics like Pesto, fried calamari, and braciole, or comfort food like slow-cooked Chicken Cacciatore served over creamy polenta, Giudice's recipes and instructions ensure quality every time. Some may balk at making fresh pasta for dishes like Franco's Fettuccine with Creamy Portobello Sauce, not to mention their own foccacia for sandwiches, but those who do roll up their sleeves should find Giudice's tutelage useful. Though the recipes don't feel rushed, much of the book, padded with images and stories of Saturday morning pancake breakfasts, does. A startling number of pages are devoted to glossy photos, seemingly from the same day, of family members in varying combinations. When a particular recipe is featured, it is often given two pages (recipe; picture). Traditionalists in search of a collection of classic recipes will appreciate Giudice's aversion to corner-cutting, and her calorie-cutting tips, and fans of The Real Housewives will lap it all up. Those searching for a more expansive take on Italian cuisine, however, will feel cheated.
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From the Publisher

Publisher's Weekly, May 2011
"Giudice's recipes and instructions ensure quality every time… Traditionalists in search of a collection of classic recipes will appreciate Giudice's aversion to corner-cutting, and her calorie-cutting tips, and fans of The Real Housewives will lap it all up."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762442393
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
05/03/2011
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
536,075
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Teresa Giudice is the star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, airing its third season on Bravo in 2011. She was born in New Jersey to parents who emigrated from Italy, and has been married to her childhood sweetheart for 11 years. Together they have 4 daughters: Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana. She lives in Northern New Jersey.

Heather Maclean married a Scot, but her family, the Zavagnos, hails from northern Italy. A mom of 3, Princeton grad and former Disney exec, she was the first person ever to answer Mickey Mouse's e-mail.

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Fabulicious! 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
NookKnight More than 1 year ago
I have a lot of cookbooks and this one is surprisingly one of my favorites. Has lots of beautiful photos of the food. The recipes are authentic and really delicious. And the book has lots of personality. It's not stuffy like some of the others. She really makes cooking accessible. Highly recommend!
fleurfairy More than 1 year ago
I'm Italian, although being young and single, haven't have any experience in cooking the traditional Italian dishes I grew up with. I'm not a big fan of Teresa Giudice's personality on the show, but these recipes are really great for getting a good knowledge base in Italian cooking. I tried the "Quickie Tomato Sauce" and it came out beautifully. I also love the Pastina soup and the cavatelli and ricotta. What I really like about her dishes, is that they don't all contain garlic. Growing up, my mother never, never used garlic and her dishes were outstanding. All the ingredients are natural, healthy, and easy to find. Can't wait to try more recipes.
jennifer James-Hazel More than 1 year ago
Love this cook book!! A big thank u for helping me cook healthy for my family and still have them love the yummy food!!!
RhondaCA More than 1 year ago
I just now received my copy and must say thank god Teresa decided to create this fantastic cook book, wonderful family pictures and friends. On the NJ show you could tell she could cook and is a wonderful mom and wife and friend, I would like Caroline to do a cookbook too!! This book is a keeper in my family. Rhonda, from Highland Park, CA.
RunningWithScalpels More than 1 year ago
With all the drama surrounding this cookbook on the show, it actually as a COOKBOOK is really good. Teresa presents some excellent recipes and nothing is too complicated or outlandish to make.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is absolutely nothing special or real about this book. Even the front cover is completely fake! You can find much better recipes online for free.
JoyBombace More than 1 year ago
I am an Italian women age 45, and grew up in a 100% Italian family, and everything that I was taught cooking & until this day follow through with when it comes to my meals, deserts, traditional Holiday meals & judt everyday cooking is in Fabulicious! What a wonderful Italian cookbook! BRAVO!!!! It is about time that someone made an Italian cookbook from a true stay-at-home mom. All her cookbooks are wonderful with so many recipes from her family. They are all great recipes and I know they are because 90% of the recipes are duplicates of my families. I also love the fact that Teresa not only incorporates all her recipes into the book, but truly gives us a personal feel with all the pictures & information about her personal family & friends. It is a good to feeling book, and makes you see inside of a true 100% Italian family & there lifestyle! Great book! Can't wait to get started on my own cookbook now. Thanks Teresa for the incouragment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
love this cook book very easy italian dishes the whole family will enjoy. a must have
chevychick1 More than 1 year ago
There is nothing authentic about any of these recipes. I wouldn't even consider this a cookbook. Terrible and not worth the paper it's printed on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book. It had pretty puctures and a lot of excellent recipes. And Teresa is hilarious! The part in the introduction about her meatball argument on Food Network, and the part about Caroline's deep-fried meatballs cracked me up! People who don't like Teresa and her cookbook kust not like anything. Peace, Jacob
tbscot More than 1 year ago
Great cookbook. The recipes are easy to follow and very good.
Nickolet More than 1 year ago
I waited a year for Teresa's follow-up to her Skinny Italian. I just LOVE Fabulicious as much as the first book. I purchased the Nook version because I was too lazy to make it to the store & too impatient to wait for it in the mail. Needless to say, Teresa does it again!!! Love the family pics. Love the children's input and Joe's Juicy Bits. Everyone has something to say and I love that! Love the specific instruction AND with humor. Which is great because the book is not a dry boring read. But most importantly, love the family recipes. Every dish is sure to please because it's not Americanized - it's authentic! It's a family affair and that's the way it should be. Move over Julia - Hello Theresa! Bravo again!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Great. Thanks for letting me stay."
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Here I assume.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would have like to have given it ZERO stars, but ONE will have to do. Nothing new here, recipes are all standard Italian go-to's that I've had for years. I would have preferred there were no personal mean spirited comments throughout, but I guess this is something that is more of a autobiography instead of a cookbook. I am sure some will love it for that reason only....but I would have preferred all that stuff was not in there.
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CCinME More than 1 year ago
Absolutely LOVE these cookbooks by Teresa! Everything is easy and soooo delish. Anxiously awaiting #3.
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