Skinny Italian: Eat It and Enjoy It - Live La Bella Vita and Look Great, Too!

Skinny Italian: Eat It and Enjoy It - Live La Bella Vita and Look Great, Too!

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by Teresa Giudice
     
 

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Eat Spaghetti and Still Fit Into Your Skinny Jeans

To many of us, "diet" is a four-letter word. And rightfully so. Starving yourself thin or keeping track of each bite like pennies in your checkbook is no way to live. So what's a girl with skinny jean dreams supposed to do?

Teresa Giudice has the answer. In fact, she was born with it.

Overview

Eat Spaghetti and Still Fit Into Your Skinny Jeans

To many of us, "diet" is a four-letter word. And rightfully so. Starving yourself thin or keeping track of each bite like pennies in your checkbook is no way to live. So what's a girl with skinny jean dreams supposed to do?

Teresa Giudice has the answer. In fact, she was born with it. The first-generation Italian-American mom of four and svelte star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey credits her knockout figure to her Old World upbringing. And now, in her fun, encouraging, and budget-friendly cookbook, she skewers the myth that looking fabulous has to be a chore.

In Skinny Italian, she reveals how to: substitute tedious meal plans with simple, flavorful recipes; choose fresh, flavorful ingredients instead of counting calories; slow down and enjoy a faster metabolism; replace starvation with celebration by adopting an Italian attitude to cooking, eating, and entertaining; love food, love eating, and still love your body afterward!

Teresa shows how anyone can master the cornerstones of Italian cuisine. Learn how to make six different tomato sauces from scratch, how to choose and use the right olive oil, and how to prepare over sixty Giudice family recipes straight from Salerno. From Gorgeous Garlic Shrimp to Beautiful Biscotti, you'll want to make these sumptuous recipes again and again. Discover how easy and economical wholesome, homemade cooking can be.

Skinny Italian is not a diet book. It's an "eat it and enjoy it" book. Join Teresa and discover how gorgeous can be a sumptuous side effect to living la bella vita.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401395933
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
05/04/2010
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
380,238
File size:
11 MB
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Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Teresa Giudice is the star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. After a career in the fashion industry, Teresa and her husband opened a restaurant in Hillside, New Jersey: Giuseppe's Homestyle Pizzeria. Giudice has been married to fellow Italian and childhood sweetheart Joe Giudice for 10 years. The couple has four daughters: Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana.

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Skinny Italian: Eat It and Enjoy It - Live La Bella Vita and Look Great, Too! 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 124 reviews.
Nickolet More than 1 year ago
Worth every dollar and wish it was hardcover because it's a definite keeper!!! This one will get worn out for sure, I just love-love-LOVE what she offers to the common housewife! It is well written in that she makes you feel right at home as you're reading the book and like she is right there with you helping you along the way. Like you're already a part of the family! She is very educational in plain language and I especially love the olive oil and pizza sections! The Juicy Bits from Joe are awesome and Chapter 11 is a special bonus, THANK YOU! If you're looking for a glimpse into what REAL authentic Italian home cooking & living is like, this one is for you! If you're looking for a healthy way of life, this one is for you too! It's beautiful, just get it and enjoy! My kitchen smells fantastic from the very first recipe!
Heather_Maclean More than 1 year ago
Full disclosure: I helped Teresa write this book, so of course I think it's phenomenal (it's very informative, very funny, and the full-color photographs on every page are as delicious as the recipes). But I'm also the first case study on whether her authentic, Italian recipes and advice on Mediterranean living really work. Will they make you skinny? In a word: YES. I lost 12 POUNDS the first month of writing this book. If you know anything about writing a book, it's the most sedentary thing you can do--you sit for hours, stay up late, and snack to stay awake. I usually gain weight when I'm writing. And if you know anything about me, I hate to exercise, and I can't cook. But of course, I couldn't write a book I didn't believe in, so I followed Teresa's advice, made all the recipes like a reader would, and changed my eating habits to live like Teresa lives. And it worked!! "Skinny Italian" isn't just the best, most delicious diet ever, it's a way of life. My family and I are olive oil converts (we even use it to make pancakes now), I gained so much confidence in the kitchen, and I feel like I'm taking better care of my kids, feeding them good food full of love. I've kept the weight off, I feel so much healthier (especially heart healthier), and I enjoy cooking now. Of course I want people to buy the book, but more than anything, I want other people to feel as great as I do all from cooking and eating great food. (If it didn't work, believe me, I would just keep my mouth shut...) I can testify truthfully that Teresa's recipes are easy to make, incredibly delicious, and skinny, skinny, skinny! - Heather
CCinME More than 1 year ago
Love Teresa from RHONJ - had to buy this book immediately - I even paid retail for it which I never do! I have made several meals and each one has been quick, easy and sooooo delish! My family has declared that the pizza made from this book is the only pizza they will ever eat. This is more than a cookbook. You can read it cover to cover - which I did - and then tab your favorites. I have so many sticky notes sticking out of mine already! Teresa has put alot of practical information and research into this book. I found it entertaining, informative and practical. Joe's juicy bits are a hoot! Best of all, this is healthy eating which is delicious - I have never made a dish from a recipe that I did not have to "tweak" somehow - until now. Each recipe is clear and easy - I have followed them to the "T" and would not change a thing. I hope Teresa comes out with more recipes - another book - a show on Food Network - LOVE LOVE LOVE HER!!!
ciciri More than 1 year ago
if you're looking for a "diet" book... don't look here... this is not a "diet" book... instead it's way better... this book made me feel like I was sitting across the kitchen table from Teresa having a friendly chat --- it's fun and informal and the recipes are wonderful... Teresa takes you into her home, her life, her family and makes you feel warm and welcome... wish it was in hard-cover because this book is a definite keeper... Hope she writes another one...
Bella25PA More than 1 year ago
Just finished reading this book.....yea I said READ. Imagine that a cookbook you can actually read! I have loads of pages flagged and can't wait to start cooking. The recipes list normal ingredients and not complicated. I love how Teresa talks to you like a your girlfriend and explains olive oil, spices, and herbs for all us everyday cooks. I love her straight-from-the hip language it's written it too. Thanks Teresa!! And who cares if you flip a table or two.....La Bella Vita!!
amyfrommo More than 1 year ago
Easy to read and organized. Recipes require "normal" ingredients. Love it. Thank you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This cookbook is incredibly boring and unoriginal. None of the recipes I tried were any good. They had no taste at all.
RunningWithScalpels More than 1 year ago
I don't know if it's because I have the ebook version of Skinny Italian and an autographed hard copy of Fabulicious, but I like Fabulicious better. I think the digitization of this one kind of ruins it a bit for me. However, there are some great recipes in here and sound advice on buying olive oil, when to use fresh vs. dry herbs, ect that I liked. I just like the recipes in Fabulicious more.
gem18tam More than 1 year ago
I was never a huge fan of the show so I bought this only because it looked like a good cookbook, and am very glad I did. The recipes are easy to follow, and the ingredients are so reasonable - not like a lot of recipes that call for 20 or more ingredients, half of which you'll never use again. Some of Teresa's recipes are faster than others, but so far none of the ones I've tried have taken so long to make that I wouldn't do it on a normal weeknight. I've tried a lot of the recipes and the red sauces really stand out, as well as the pork chop recipe. As a bonus to the tasty food, this cookbook really is fun to read - Teresa's anecdotes and explanations are interesting, and I love that there are pictures of almost every recipe. I haven't had the chance to try out the cocktails or desserts yet, but they look delicious. I took off one star because several of the pasta dishes that don't call for a red sauce look creamy in the pictures but come out pretty dry when made exactly as described in the book.
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I found the book to be like a copy of other italian cookbooks already in print. I was hoping for an old family cookbook with great flavors and I was greatly disappointed. I love healthy Italian cooking but this one wasn't worth the money.
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Duffy52 More than 1 year ago
I took the chance in buying this and I'm glad I did! Just came back from Italy for the third time and wanted to start learning the Italian way. Boy, did I learn a lot from this book! Great, simple recipes and an emphasis on REAL food and ingredients. Great job, Teresa. Now start being nicer on your show:)
wmf More than 1 year ago
I think that the recipes should be from her ( Teresa) and not from her mother and her mother in-law. But the recipes do looking good
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