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Real Housewives => The Real Housewives of New Jersey => Topic started by: Helen on August 12, 2010, 03:42:41 PM

Title: The skinny italian
Post by: Helen on August 12, 2010, 03:42:41 PM
Talk here about Teresas book...
Title: Re: The skinny italian
Post by: veronicaromm on August 16, 2010, 09:14:08 PM
No one has it right?  I don't and wouldn't.  That's just me.
Title: Re: The skinny italian
Post by: Nylon on August 17, 2010, 04:29:35 PM
I actually have this POS because prior to this season and in the beginning of the current season I had no reason to dislike Teresa.  She wasn't my favorite, but she did piss me off either. 

Since I actually spend money responsibly...$11 mil. misspent won't sent me into a tailspin (unlike Teresa). I know the small percentage she gets off each book sale probably went towards a stupid barrette for her daughters or towards a vase to replace the one that Jacqueline's mother broke. Whatevs.
Title: Re: The skinny italian
Post by: lejames86 on August 17, 2010, 09:26:09 PM
I actually have this POS because prior to this season and in the beginning of the current season I had no reason to dislike Teresa.  She wasn't my favorite, but she did piss me off either. 

Since I actually spend money responsibly...$11 misspent won't sent me into a tailspin (unlike Teresa). I know the small percentage she gets off each book sale probably went towards a stupid barrette for her daughters or towards a vase to replace the one that Jacqueline's mother broke. Whatevs.

So do the recipes suck? I know she's got some stories intermixed and recipes named after people (pasta puttanesca, aka whore's pasta...hm wonder who that's about!), but I had hopes that there would be good, and healthier, italian recipes.
Title: Re: The skinny italian
Post by: eelpie on August 24, 2010, 11:39:02 AM
I actually think it's a pretty good book - and this comes from a classically trained chef. This has nothing to do with her on air personality, or her real life money woes.

The recipes are very simple - and there is a ton of information, and the photo's are done very well.

Could I have done without the cracks about Bethenny and Danielle, yes. But otherwise it's a really good cookbook, especially for beginners, or those who want good meals that are short on time, but full of flavour.
Title: Re: The skinny italian
Post by: Nylon on August 27, 2010, 02:27:56 PM
I actually have this POS because prior to this season and in the beginning of the current season I had no reason to dislike Teresa.  She wasn't my favorite, but she did piss me off either. 

Since I actually spend money responsibly...$11 misspent won't sent me into a tailspin (unlike Teresa). I know the small percentage she gets off each book sale probably went towards a stupid barrette for her daughters or towards a vase to replace the one that Jacqueline's mother broke. Whatevs.

So do the recipes suck? I know she's got some stories intermixed and recipes named after people (pasta puttanesca, aka whore's pasta...hm wonder who that's about!), but I had hopes that there would be good, and healthier, italian recipes.

To be honest, I haven't tried any of them.  they look good and appear to be very easy to prepare.  I will have to say this and I hope Bethenny does this in a nx recipe book: I appreciate the color, pictures, layout and overall aesthetic of Teresa's book.  I'm no fan of hers, but I hope Bethenny does something about her nx cookbook if she ever puts one out again.
Title: Re: The skinny italian
Post by: ~Billy~ on August 28, 2010, 01:01:07 AM
I actually have this POS because prior to this season and in the beginning of the current season I had no reason to dislike Teresa.  She wasn't my favorite, but she did piss me off either. 

Since I actually spend money responsibly...$11 mil. misspent won't sent me into a tailspin (unlike Teresa). I know the small percentage she gets off each book sale probably went towards a stupid barrette for her daughters or towards a vase to replace the one that Jacqueline's mother broke. Whatevs.


Hey Nylon! If you don't want the book Ill take it!  ;D

Billy Frasher  :-*
Title: Re: The skinny italian
Post by: Nylon on August 30, 2010, 12:37:00 PM
Billy, I would like to try some of the recipes first.  Check back...;)

I realized what i typed in my first post in this thread...I meant 11 dollars misspent won't send me into a tailspin like Teresa.  Eleven MILLION dollars would send me into a tailspin....and many, many others which is why I dislike her.  She's a sketchy leech on the economy and a con artist.