With three New York Times bestsellers and continued stardom on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa has more tasty recipes to share with her fans. This next cookbook features Teresa's signature easy, no-fuss Italian cooking-but this time with 70 recipes you can make on the grill, including:
Foolproof sauces, rubs, and marinades
Hearty red meat & chicken recipes
Low-fat veggie grilling
And more tips on backyard entertaining
Including special "bikini" recipes for lite eating, fun fare for kids, as well as dozens of tips from husband "Juicy" Joe Giudice, Fabulicious On the Grill has everything you need to cook and dine al fresco!
Reality TV star Giudice and co-author Heather Maclean take Italian cooking to the backyard grill in the duo's third cookbook collaboration . Giudice, who believes grilling food is "healthier because you are essentially burning the fat off of it," offers ideas on how to properly prepare, and afterward clean, barbecues. She provides recipes for everything from antipasti and pizza to chicken and seafood. The northern New Jersey resident and mother of four uses recipes that celebrate easy summertime entertaining. In addition to items from the outdoor grill, she includes complementary dishes like macaroni salad with pepperoncini and a red potato salad. Giudice livens up the book by including Italian phrases and their cultural significance such as "Quanne piscia a gallina!" which is used to say "it is never going to happen" but literally translates to mean "when the chicken pees." Aside from these quirks, the cookbook seldom provides anything new or extraordinary. Giudice's thoughts on local farmers markets, for example, have been uttered by scores of others. Occasionally Guidice gives into her brassy TV persona with such comments as when she compares overloaded pizza dough to "a boob-job gone bad sad and saggy." This may humor her fans, but will prevent the book from reaching new audiences.