June 12, 2013
Time for a Girls Getaway and a Scoop!

Greetings from NYC!! To ring in the “summer season”, Jade and I always like to have a little girls get-away, and “city that never sleeps” was just the ticket... a little shopping, a spin or two around the Central Park merry-go-round, swimming at Jade’s favorite hotel pool, taking in “Cinderella” on Broadway... and the added bonus of “going to work with mom” for the Today Show. Jade loves that crowd at Rockefeller Plaza!

Our new discovery... The Cronut. It’s the new NY craze that we just HAD to sink our teeth into while in town. Have you heard of these???  It’s a hybrid of a croissant and a doughnut that comes in daily flavors, concocted by French chef Dominique Ansel at his bakery. The word is, the line starts forming at 6am for these treats and the bakery sells out within an hour of opening. Why not make more... the process takes three days to complete. Whoa and yum.

Another great way to start the summer off right is a good ole cookout and Food Network Star! Are you guys watching? Who’s your fave so far?! It’s going to be a really fun season and I look forward to many twitter wars with Alton throughout! haha! Join in on the convo by following me @gdelaurentiis and hashtag #foodnetworkstar! I wanna hear what you think!

Lastly, a couple things to watch for in upcoming weeks! For those of you with kids that love to cook or read, I’m doing a cool contest to gear up for the September release of my kid’s book series “Recipe for Adventure”... details to come. Also, book club! Yep, I said it. To gear up for my next cookbook, which hits the shelves in November (but you can pre-order now!!) I want to host an online book club to chat about the theme- eating healthy! I will let you know more details soon so stay tuned!!!

Here's how you can pre-order the books...

xo,

Giada

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