Nadia G serves up food with attitude in her new cookbook, Cookin’ for Trouble. Nadia G has transformed her crazy comedy-cooking show Bitchin’ Kitchen into print, complete with rocking recipes, beautiful photos, helpful “Nadvice” and a much-needed Italian slang dictionary for the uninitiated. A cookbook like none other, it’s as fun to read as it is to cook from, with chapters for all of life’s occasions, from (Dysfunctional) Family Pizza Night and Girls’ Night In, to a Veg-Head Extravaganza section balanced by a chapter called Happiness = Bacon.
A Nonna Recipe Showdown chapter and Makeover Meals are sure to be favorites, with irresistible recipes like Nonna’s Penne al Forno and Meatloaf w/ Awesomesauce. Plus a chapter devoted entirely to turkey (Nadia G was deprived of turkey as a child growing up in an Italian family) is sure to come in handy for Thanksgiving. (Da Bird recipe headnote: “Behold the turkey! Now attack it with your face.”)
This Halloween, we tapped Nadia G’s party know-how — you can put her hot Halloween cocktail party playlist and top recipes to use this weekend. Add a few sample recipes from her new cookbook to get your party rolling (or pick up a copy of Nadia G’s Bitchin’ Kitchen: Cookin’ for Trouble to find her complete “Bitchin’ Party Guide” and DIY vodka bar how-to).
You can give these sample recipes a whirl right now:
- Buttermilk Popcorn Chicken
- Pierogies with Fixin’s
- Egg White, Caramelized Onion and Fig Jam Sandwich
- Raspberry Trifle
- Key Lime Habanero Cheesecake
- Mille-Feuille In A Whiskey Glass
- Tiramisu Cupcakes
- Remixed Champagne Kirs
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So, tell us, what Halloween treat (or trick) will you be serving this year?