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Publication Order of Cookbooks

Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Giada's Family Dinners (With: Victoria Pearson) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Everyday Pasta (With: Victoria Pearson) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Giada's Kitchen: New Favorites from Everyday Italian (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Giada at Home: Family Recipes from Italy and California (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Weeknights with Giada: Quick and Simple Recipes to Revamp Dinner (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Giada's Feel Good Food: My Healthy Recipes and Secrets (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Happy Cooking: Make Every Meal Count ... Without Stressing Out (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Giada's Italy: My Recipes for La Dolce Vita (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eat Better, Feel Better: My Recipes for Wellness and Healing, Inside and Out (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Giada de Laurentiis is a famous celebrity chef who has published several cookbooks. She was born in Italy and is the granddaughter of Dino De Laurentiis, the famed producer. She would work as a caterer before she got a job at “Everyday Italian” her first cooking show.

Since she comes from a show business family, it was only a matter of time before she got into it. Her father is producer and actor Alex De Benedetti and her mother is actress Veronica De Laurentiis. Her Grandmother was also a popular movie star in Italy.

Giada’s early years in the US were not easy as she could not speak English and was constantly tormented by the other kids. They called her horrible names and she could not find anyone to put a stop to it as the teachers did not care.

She found comfort in her family’s shared passion for food as they would gather at her grandfather’s place every Sunday for pasta. Giada usually loved to help in the meal preparation and often visited DDL Foodshow which was her grandfather’s restaurant.

As a teenager, Giada de Laurentiis went to UCLA from where she graduated with a bachelors in anthropology in 1996. But she decided to follow her heart and pursue a career in the culinary arts. She moved to Paris and went to the Le Cordon Bleu where she learned a lot about cooking from the best.
She then moved back to LA and then worked for “Wolfgang Puck’s Spago” and “Ritz Carlton Fine Dining,” which were among the two most prestigious restaurants in the city. De Laurentiis would then branch out on her own and set up “GDL Foods,” her own catering company. She would land some elite Hollywood clients such as Ron Howard and it was not long before she had a booming business.

Things started blowing up when one of her friends who worked for a popular food and wine magazine asked her to write a column about her Italian family traditions inspired by the Sunday lunches. An Executive at the Food Network was impressed by the piece and offered her a spot on the Network.
“Everyday Italian” started airing in 2003 as a 30 minute cooking show. Petite, friendly and warm but shy, De Laurentiis has said that it took her a while to find her feet in front of the camera.

In 2005, she wrote a cookbook as a companion to the series, which went on to become a bestseller. Several of her subsequent works including “Giada’s Family Dinners” and “Everyday Pasta,” which she published in 2007 also went on to become bestselling titles.
In 2007, she launched “Giada’s Weekend,” a food and travel themed show that would run for several years. She has also served as a judge and mentor on the Food Network’s “Next Food Network Star” competition. She has also worked with the Today Show as a correspondent and has been a regular co-host and correspondent ever since she reported on the 2006 Olympics.

Giada de Laurentiis married Anthropologie designer Todd Thompson in 2003 and the two had a daughter in 2008. The couple separated amicably in 2014.

Giada de Laurentiis’ novel “Naples!” introduces Zia Donatella, a woman who has gone to live with the Bertolizzi family composed of Alfie the little-do and Emilia, his older sister. Zia wants to show the children that a home cooked meal if done right beats the heck out of any burrito or take out pizza. Her plan transports Emilia and Alfie to famous food cities across the globe where they learn from the best.

They realize that food can not only transport one to far off locales but can also bring one back home. Emilia and Alfie go to Naples where they meet a young Italian boy named Marco who is on an important mission.

He is shopping for a bunch of essential ingredients that will be used in the preparation of the family pizza that will be entered into the annual pizza fest contest. While searching for the essential ingredients, Emilia and Alfie get a good taste of Italy and also become the referees in a family feud between the boy’s family and that of his uncle.

“Paris” by Giada de Lauentiis sees Alfie as a slightly vain football player on the school team. His vanity soon earns him exclusion from the team and a lecture on the importance of sportsmanship and teamwork.

Alfie is frustrated and angry but his rather magical great aunt Zia Donatella intends to lift his spirits with some hot home made chocolate. The air soon shifts and Emilia and Alfie find themselves in Paris- the City of Lights.

They are conveniently but mistakenly enrolled into an elite cooking school for juniors. The siblings now have a chance to take in the famous sights of Paris and the culinary delights. On this journey, Alfie learns the importance of responsibility and working as a team through some unfortunate mishaps.

Giada de Laurentiis’ novel “Hong Kong!” sees Zia still living with the Bertolizzi family. Emilia and her brother Alfie take one taste of Donatella’s Scallion Pancakes and find themselves in the magical city of Hong Kong.

They arrive just in time for the Chinese New Year festivities which promise to be bigger than all others that have come before it. They are taken in by a hardworking but cheerful family who are in the process of opening u0p a new restaurant and this promises a ton of adventure.
As they take in the buzz and beauty of Hong Kong during the festivities they pitch in at the restaurant, try out traditional Chinese dishes and help their new friends pursue their passion. Emilia and Alfie also learn how to balance familia responsibility and their own desires.
The story is told from Alfie’s perspective and the author talks about the small details that makes it possible to imagine the simpe, and intricate food descriptions and the city of Hong Kong and its many delights.

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