Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Giada's Kitchen

If you love watching Giada de Laurentiis on the Food Network, you will love her new book Giada's Kitchen: New Italian Favorites. It's filled with her trademark easy to do, over the top delicious dishes. In fact, I have most of the pages earmarked for recipes to try. I mean, how could I do Presto Pasta Nights week after week without marking all of her droolingly delicious pastas.

First one up is the Linguine with Shrimp & Lemon Oil
- one word...delicioso!

And since the weather here has been cold and dreary, I whipped up some Tuscan White Bean Soup (everything from the pantry and no need to leave the house for shopping - bonus!) Honestly, I'm not sure which I enjoyed more...holding the hot bowl of steaming soup and inhaling the aroma...which did an instant warming of body and soul....or the delicious flavor and textures. A perfect antidote to a gloomy day.

Given that lobster is so inexpensive around here these days, there will be no excuse for not making the Focaccia Lobster Rolls. I'm drooling just thinking about them.

The photos are all gorgeous and make choosing recipes very difficult...which one to start with? many can I make in one day?....decisions, decisions, decisions.

One thing is clear...this is book is a keeper! You still have time to add it to your wish list for the holidays.

1 comment:

Sara said...

Mmmmm, these look delicious! Thanks so much for the recommendations...I will have to try these!