Giada De Laurentis is one of my absolute favorite chefs. She is such a sweet lady and her crazy Zia Raffe is hilarious, but her cooking is five star Italian. My name is Kira Volpi and Giada is just one of the many Italian “go to chefs” on my list. I remember the first time I saw her on Food Network. I thought her style was very authentic although she does keep her Italian pasta recipes on the low fat side she certainly knows her stuff. I glue myself to the tube when she's doing her thing. She's not only so easy to watch and so casual she's also from Rome and where her traditional cooking emanates.

Ahhh, Rome! My favorite City in the world.

But this girl was born into a family of talent, being the granddaughter to Dino De Laurentiis, the famous producer. She herself is an Emmy award winner for her cooking show. So you see, she isn't just a pretty face. She's got talent in and out of the kitchen.

Her Italian cook books include the first and most popular EVERYDAY ITALIAN, named after her daytime cooking show. This Italian cookbook is full of her favorite recipes from the show and there are tons of amazing Italian Pasta recipes in this incredible collection.

Giada's Family Dinners is another masterpiece full of creative recipes and fun stories about her family and the food they shared. This Italian cook book landed her the #1 on the New York Times best seller list and it's a must have for your Giada De Laurentis cookbook collection.

Of course my favorite is her cook book on Italian pasta recipes appropriately named Everyday Pasta!

Then she evolved Giada's Kitchen which reached the New York Times #2 spot but she didn't stop there.

Giada started her culinary career in Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and on to begin her training as a chef at the prestigious Los Angeles Ritz Carlton Fine Dining Room. Graduating to work at Beverly Hills hotspot (and has been for over 30 years) Wolfgang Puck's "Spago".

So although she came from a family of film this chefette has paid her dues. She's warmed the hearts of Italian food lovers across the Nation. Now she's developed her own line of cookware which you'll find all over Target as well as her line of pasta products to include pasta and pasta sauce. You go girl!

Check out the Amazon link above to the left for all her cookbooks or get great deals on other chef’s cookbooks. I love purchasing from Amazon because if you’re buying for yourself (or for a gift) you can get really great prices, free shipping in some cases and you can re-purpose books! Go Green!

Vivere, Amare, Ridere e Mangiare Bene
Live, Love, Laugh and Eat Well!
Kira Volpi

Do you have a pasta recipe to share? Just like page on Giada De Laurentis, I will post it right here on this site for a whole page dedicated to your Italian pasta recipe.

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