One Dish at a Time: Delicious Recipes and Stories from My Italian-American Childhood and Beyond

One Dish at a Time Delicious Recipes and Stories from My Italian American Childhood and Beyond More than recipes for the Italian dishes of the much beloved celeb s childhood presented with tips and hints for enjoying them without overindulging As a member of a large food loving Italian fa

  • Title: One Dish at a Time: Delicious Recipes and Stories from My Italian-American Childhood and Beyond
  • Author: Valerie Bertinelli
  • ISBN: 9781609614607
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Hardcover
  • One Dish at a Time: Delicious Recipes and Stories from My Italian-American Childhood and Beyond

    More than 100 recipes for the Italian dishes of the much beloved celeb s childhood, presented with tips and hints for enjoying them without overindulging.As a member of a large, food loving Italian family, Valerie Bertinelli has always equated food with good times and togetherness But at one point her love of food threatened not only her health, but her livelihood as an aMore than 100 recipes for the Italian dishes of the much beloved celeb s childhood, presented with tips and hints for enjoying them without overindulging.As a member of a large, food loving Italian family, Valerie Bertinelli has always equated food with good times and togetherness But at one point her love of food threatened not only her health, but her livelihood as an actress, when personal demons drove her to overeat and make poor food choices that caused her weight to balloon by 50 pounds Now happily svelte, remarried, and riding a new career high, Valerie has made peace with food, giving it a central yet considered place in her home and family celebrations.One Dish at a Time offers an intimate look into the beloved actress s kitchen, where she prepares a collection of treasured recipes from her Italian heritage Along the way, she shares her insights into the portion control and mindful indulgence she has come to practice on her journey to enjoying the pleasures of the table again.Filled with gorgeous photos including the actress in her kitchen, nutrition information accompanying each recipe, and Valerie s tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, One Dish at a Time is designed to please baby boomer fans and home cooks alike.

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    One thought on “One Dish at a Time: Delicious Recipes and Stories from My Italian-American Childhood and Beyond

    1. Mom

      I really enjoyed this book. The mixture of fun family stories and favorite recipes is perfect. It really makes you want to spend all of your time cooking. When I first saw this book at the store and paged through it, I thought, "I can actually make and eat these recipes." I am so used to buying cookbooks and magazines with recipes that are either too complicated to make or have ingredients in them that I don't like. Valerie presents them in laymen's terms (or might I say "women-speak") so that t [...]

    2. Rose-Marie Stoesz

      Great RecipesReally good looking recipes, Thank you Valerie for putting out a cookbook with calorie wise food , they look healthy and some indulgence never hurt anyone right, love your stories in your books about your family, keep writing and cooking, all the best to you and your family.

    3. Genevieve

      There were some great recipes in this cookbook. What I loved about it even more was the personal touch Valerie put into it! Valerie Bertinelli is a down to earth, family oriented lovely person!Looking forward to her next cookbook!

    4. Laura

      I picked this up because I just love Valerie Bertinelli, in all her incarnations. I didn't expect too much recipe-wise, but hope for some anecdotes or stories about her challenges with food.The book doesn't disappoint! It mainly focuses on American and Italian-American dishes, and she does explain why each recipe is special to her. She does include some Jenny Craig recipes here, though they're tweaked to be a little more filling (in most cases). She doesn't really get into her weight issues, whi [...]

    5. Cheryl Cameron

      I remember Valerie Bertinelli from "One Day at a Time" in the '70's. I always loved that show. This cookbook is not just a weight loss cookbook but gives all of her old favorites as well as new favorites. It talks about recipes that her current husband, Tom, loves, her son Wolfie appreciates, the Van Halen family gems and also her own childhood memories of good food. I like how she indicates that food should be enjoyed in moderation. Great cookbook full of many interesting life history anecdotes [...]

    6. S Vanorse

      Pretty simple recipes, see Valerie has simplified the Sicilian Love Cake now using a box mix but in this book a home made version is given. Biscotti and pizzelle cookie recipes say they are only good for one week I have never seen a biscotti cookie that was not good for a lot longer than that, months and pizzelles should be good longer than that stored in a tin. A lot of pictures about a third of them of Valerie. Nice family history, you can tell the family is close and they all love to cook. Ot [...]

    7. Debbie

      This book was fine. I can't say that it was wonderful or terrible, just fine. Many of the recipes are old standbys that even basic cooks are familiar with and probably already have in their repertoire. Others looked interesting, but there was only one recipe in the entire book that I wrote down to try. Ms. Bertinelli's narratives added a bit of personality, but not as much as I had hoped. It's a cookbook that really doesn't offer anything different.

    8. Barb Keister

      I recently saw Valerie Bertinelli on the Dr. Oz Show talking about this book and was inspired to buy it. It's definitely not a diet book, but filled with memories of family recipes made with real ingredients. Love the simplicity of recipes that even an average cook can follow successfully. As with all good cookbooks, there are stories behind the recipes.

    9. Rebecca

      It's lovely, and everything looks easy enough to prepare. Sure, it's not for advanced cooks or chefs, but this is real food and it's good. The book is not too big and the pictures are well done. It's separated into categories, so every recipe is easy to find.

    10. Tiger

      I found some receipes that appealed t me and that I tried , the gnocci turned out yummy! I am also going to try out her tomato, garlic, bacon pasta. The stories in the the book and the receipes she shared provided insight and were surprisingly good.

    11. Judith

      There are some fantastic recipes in the book and Valerie does not make preparing them at all difficult. I look forward to trying several more.

    12. Barbara

      If you're looking for a diet cookbook, this isn't it. So many of the recipes remind me of my childhood. I can't believe she can eat this food and not gain weight--even if it's one bite.

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