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Nadia G's Bitchin' Kitchen: Cookin' for Trouble

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Culinary It-girl Nadia G is just as skilled strutting in stilettos as she is wielding a meat cleaver. Now this Julia Child of the Net generation and host of the wildly popular Bitchin’ Kitchen TV show on the Cooking Channel brings her savvy chef know-how and rock star ’tude to glam up your dining exper
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 25th 2011 by Ballantine Books (first published October 4th 2011)
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Jennifer Rayment
Nov 24, 2011 Jennifer Rayment rated it really liked it
The Good Stuff

* Absolutely hilarious to read - even if you never make any of the recipes, its a fun read
* Visually beautiful
* We caught an episode of the Bitchen Kitchen because of this cookbook and now have pvr'd episodes - so much fun to watch
* Recipes are very creative
* Never laughed this much while reading a cookbook
* She's kinda hot (Shh don't tell the wife)
* Great recipes for parties, this is not an everyday kind of cookbook
* This is definitely a weekend warriors cookbook with load
Mar 04, 2012 Marie rated it liked it
Nadia G's Bitchin' Kitchen: Cookin' for Trouble is a cookbook featuring seventy-five recipes from Nadia Giosia, the star of Bitchin' Kitchen on Food Network Canada. Besides the recipes, there's also tons of "Nadvice" as well as snippets from the other Bitchin' crew members: The Spice Agent, Panos and Hans.

This is such a fun cookbook. The recipes are unique and beautifully presented. The photography is outstanding. The organization of the book is a little different from other cookbooks in that t
Dec 30, 2011 Samantha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: instructional
Just like its predecessor, 'Cookin' For Trouble' is another quirky, colorful and often hilarious romp through Nadia G's kitchen, using a combination of recipes, artwork and narrative told in Nadia's trademark Italian/French Canadian dialect. There are more recipes this time around and while there are definitely a few I am dying to try (Juicy Roast Chicken, Remixed Champagne Kirs), there are also a few that are a little too funky for me (Moroccan Fig and Squash Couscous, Buckwheat Raclette). But ...more
Christina Franklin
Frankly I can only take so much of her, and don't watch her show, but . . . . I love her recipes. She's not just an Italian girl. No, she actually makes a wide variety of recipes with lots of vegetarian and mediterranean too. Some examples: pizza, turkey matzoh ball soup, Thai green curry with eggplant and udon noddles, pierogies, chana dhansak, spicy shrimp po boy, moroccan fig and butternut squash couscous, balsamic baby back ribs, vegan dark chocolate and caramelized banana pie, oh, and don't ...more
Apr 19, 2012 Monique rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I realize that every cookbook isn't for me...well this wasn't meant for me. I've only watched a whole show once and it was a bit too over the top for me. I thought the book might have a few words of wisdom for my kitchen but that didn't happen. She talked negatively about earning a college degree (I'm a professor), she uses ingredients that are normal for my household and there are words/phrases that are offensive (to me anyway). So all that being said I believe that you have to give everyone a ...more
Mar 20, 2012 Alida rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read the book from cover to cover, just like the first one. With recipes with names like "rebecca's psycho pms chocolate balls" and "happiness = bacon", you know you gotta try them even if you don't cook much. Spicy shrimp po boy, you're next......
Dec 27, 2011 Andrew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nadia G has a way with making cooking fun and funny. Even if you don't cook her show is entertaining on its own right. The book is full of humor, character and tastey-ness and that's not something you can say about most books.
May 02, 2012 joanna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didn't read it from cover-to-cover; I have trouble doing that with a cookbook. But Nadia is weird and hilarious and the recipes are delicious, so what's not to like? Every page is a worthwhile read.
Mercedes Moore
Aug 27, 2012 Mercedes Moore rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I rented this from my library and made about 5 recipes - each of them was fun, delicious and didn't require that I travel outside of my zip code to get the ingredients. Great book!
Jun 27, 2013 Sandyl rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A little disappointed. I live Nadia. But I think some editor pushed her to be overly "sexy" you don't need that girl! Your spunkiness is sexy enough!!
Natasha  A.
Dec 08, 2011 Natasha A. rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011, borrow
Looks like some very yummy recipes, that I can't WAIT to try!
Although it does seem a bit....
Yeah, I'm glad I have never seen Nadia's TV show.
Jun 22, 2013 JuliaOrlando rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cookbooks
love this show on the cooking channel, and love the book - full of humor! i've already made the split pea and bacon soup LOVE IT!!!
Aug 15, 2012 Fullfaun rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't wait to make at least 2 recipes from this cookbook. I have already made her crepes from her cooking show. EASY PEASY
Jun 28, 2013 Sallee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cookbooks
I love watching Nadia's TV show as it is quirky, funny and the food is great. This cookbook is the same. A delightful read.
Serena Goldstein
I have a hard time getting past her persona but, the recipes are really great.
Dec 26, 2011 Karena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
even if you don't like to cook you will still love this funny read.
Jun 21, 2012 Lydia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 21, 2012 MoJo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVE this filled with personality gal. She's fantabulously funny.
Nov 12, 2014 Briana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, non-fiction
Fun to read, and the easy recipes are fun to try.
May 27, 2012 Jenna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
great cookbook and easy to follow instructions!
May 10, 2012 Mila rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Tiramisu cupcakes recipe looks good...
Regina Hunter
Apr 30, 2012 Regina Hunter rated it really liked it
Think, I'mma buy this one.
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