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Skinny Italian

Skinny Italian, May 2010
by Teresa Giudice

Hyperion
256 pages
ISBN: 1401310354
EAN: 9781401310356
Paperback
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"The New Jersey Housewives always know best."

Fresh Fiction Review

Skinny Italian
Teresa Giudice

Reviewed by Jennifer Vido
Posted July 1, 2010

Cookbooks

The Real Housewives of New Jersey are a feisty bunch of women. From explosive dinner parties to scandalous affairs revealed from secret pasts, these ladies sure know how to make a scene. Teresa Giudice is in the spotlight again, but this time instead of flipping tables, she's whipping up some culinary delights in her delectable new book entitled SKINNY ITALIAN.

Not only does she share some of her family's most treasured recipes, but also she offers up some helpful tips and sage advice on how to stay in shape while living a fulfilling life. The mother of four beautiful young girls, Teresa puts emphasis on providing a loving home filled with good food and healthy meal choices. Even her hunky husband Joe chimes in by sharing his two cents on the art of Italian cooking.

With over sixty recipes such as Tempting Tomato and Oregano Soup to Old World Pizza Dough, Teresa lets the reader in on some well-kept family secrets. Her educational vignettes such as the nutritional value of olive oil and the importance of using fresh herbs versus dried bring a touch of valuable know-how to the book. Of course, her advice to stay away from food that also is a stripper's name (i.e. cookies, candy, and cupcakes) brings out her quirky sense of humor that we all have come to love.

Unlike the typical cookbook/wellness books featured in bookstores today, SKINNY ITALIAN dishes up the perfect blend of good taste with a dash of sugar as well as some zesty spice.

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SUMMARY

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.


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