Win a copy of Giada De Laurentiis' new cookbook (and a $50 VISA gift card to start your own Italian pantry)!

**This giveaway has ended.**

Clarkson Potter is partnering with me for this giveaway!

Warm weather is finally here in Iowa. This past week, we (and by "we" I mean "my fiance" because he has the green thumbs in our relationship) planted our first garden at our home. I can't wait for those summer days when we'll have fresh tomatoes, onions, asparagus, and more! While we do a fair amount of grilling out during the summer months, I also love putting our fresh produce to use in pastas and other Italian-inspired recipes. Giada's my go-to ever since that fateful college day I made her cacio e pepe with pancetta and arugula.

In stores now, you can find Giada's new cookbook Giada's Italy: My Recipes for La Dolce Vita. Along with that cacio e pepe pasta, it includes mouthwatering recipes for burrata with nectarines and corn, positano pizzas, spicy linguine with walnuts and mint, and asparagus with grilled melon salad. I'm envisioning warm summer nights dining al fresco with friends and wine. That's my "dolce vita."

I'm excited to share that the book publisher, Clarkson Potter (an imprint of Crown Publishing Group) has partnered with me to give one lucky winner a copy of Giada's Italy plus a $50 VISA gift card to stock up on Giada's recommendations for your very own Italian pantry! (Is there a better excuse for a summer dinner party?!)

To enter, scroll down and use the Rafflecopter widget below.

Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Clarkson Potter.

About Giada’s Italy

With photos shot on location around her native Rome, Giada's latest book is a lavish exploration of her food roots and the lifestyle traditions that define la bella vita, with the contemporary California twist that has made her America's most beloved Italian chef.

America knows and loves Giada De Laurentiis for her lighter, healthier takes on classic Italian fare. In her newest cookbook, she invites fans and home cooks to get to know the flavors and stories that have inspired her life's work. Here, she shares recipes for authentic Italian dishes as her family has prepared them for years while infusing them with her signature fresh flavors to make them her own, like in her Grilled Swordfish with Candied Lemon Salad; Spaghetti with Chianti and Fava Beans; Asparagus with Grilled Melon Salad; Bruschetta with Burrata and Kale Salsa Verde; and Fennel Upside Down Cake. Filled with gorgeous photography of Italy, peppered with family stories, and complete with more of Giada's tips and advice for cooking up fabulous meals with ease, Giada's Italy is a stunning celebration of Italy's flavors as only Giada could present them.

About the Author

Giada De Laurentiis is the Emmy Award-winning star of Food Network's Everyday Italian, Giada at Home, Giada's Holiday Handbook, and Giada in Italy; she is also a judge on Food Network Star, a contributing correspondent for NBC's Today show, and the author of seven New York Times bestselling books. She recently published the eighth in her series of books for young readers, Recipe for Adventure. She has a namesake restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip with a second location planned for 2018. Born in Rome, Giada grew up in Los Angeles, where she now lives with her daughter, Jade.

Visit, and follow Giada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


Emily said…
Oooh, cannot WAIT for it to really be grilling weather... But that reminds me that I need to get my propane tank filled on my grill!
latanya t said…
I love chicken marsala.
skkorman said…
My favorite Italian recipe is eggplant parmigiana!

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kellyr78 said…
Eggplant Parmesan is my favorite Italian recipe.
Lauren said…
I like making vegetable lasagna.
Madonna said…
I know its not fancy but my favorite is pizza.
Elena said…
My favorite is lasagna
1porkchop said…
I like pizza, as my favorite Italian food. We a;ways make it at home, with our kids each getting to "decorate" their own pizzas.
Unknown said…
I love focaccia bread: a versatile bread.
Mami2jcn said…
I love linguine with clam sauce.
Anonymous said…
Just bought a house and looking to break in my kitchen! The cookbook will help!
Janet W. said…
My mother's beef lasagna is my all time favorite Italian recipe!
Natalie said…
My all time favorite Italian recipe is tomato bruschetta.
Jeanna said…
Spaghetti carbonara is our absolute favorite!
bellagirl07 said…
My favorite Italian recipe is fettuccine alfredo.
HS said…
I love Raviolo Gigante with fried egg.
James Robert said…
Lasagna is my favorite with lots of cheese.
I live me a good spaghetti Bolognese!
bn100 said…
susan1215 said…
My favorite Italian recipe is lasagna
Kayley said…
I like fettuccine alfredo
Kim said…
Fresh gnocchi with sage and butter!
Emily Smith said…
My all time favorite Italian recipe is Canoli. So yummy!
Shirley Shepherd said…
My all-time favorite Italian recipe is Chicken Alfredo.
Elicia P said…
I have to lasagna. Funny as how I hated it until I was 15. Then all of sudden a new world opened up for me. I love the slightly burned pieces of cheese on top. Oooh, the gooey cheese. I have been making a veggie lasagna lately and it is delicious, who knew!
Betsy Barnes said…
My all-time favorite Italian recipe is my Grandmother's lasagna recipe.
Lisa said…
I love Chicken Parmesan.
smethvin said…
lasagna, but I have never met Italian I did not like!!
Ali said…
I love tomato Bruschetta.
klahaneridge said…
For me it'd definitely have to be lasagna - all sorts of variations!
Anita said…
I love spaghetti and meatballs
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I'm a big Giada fan and have many of her cookbooks. I do give away the last couple of books - not a fan. Just got this and made several recipes that were so good I'm purchasing more and sending to my brothers who are excellent cooks. Love the pictures - recipes are great! Thanks.