Happy Birthday, Giada De Laurentiis!

22 Aug

The Food Network’s Italian goddess, Giada de Laurentiis, is celebrating her birthday today, and so are we, here at Cookbook Create. The culinary and pastry-trained chef—who is an alum of Le Cordon Blue in Paris, France—is best known for her hit TV show, “Everyday Italian” and as the NY Times best-selling author of Giada At Home, one of her 6 published cookbooks. Born in Rome Italy, Giada takes a very fresh, personable approach to Italian classics and adapts them for the modern home cook.

In celebration of Giada’s Birthday, we are downloading the “Giada’s Daily Bite” app on our iPhones and iPads. Her app includes easy weeknight recipes, Giada’s simple cooking tips, and our favorite feature – sound “bites” to help you pronounce Italian words just like her.  Additionally, the Daily Bite app includes a sneak peek at recipes from Giada’s newest cookbook, Weeknights with Giada.

As a kid, Giada’s mother, “for [her] birthday every year,” made pasta béchamel, “which is rigatoni with a white cream sauce.”  That sounds like the perfect way to celebrate! We know what we’ll be eating for dinner.

From all of us at Cookbook Create, Buon Compleanno, Giada!

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