Teresa Giudice, star of “Real Housewives of New Jersey”, signing copies of Skinny Italian: Eat It and Enjoy It Live La Bella Vita and Look Great, Too! (Hyperion)
8/25/10 7:00 PM at Borders Books – South East Road. Farmington, CT.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey is a reality television program on the Bravo network. It is the network’s fourth installation of The Real Housewives of… series, following The Real Housewives of Orange County, The Real Housewives of New York City and The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
The show’s first season premiered on May 12, 2009. The five housewives featured on the program are Teresa Giudice, Jacqueline Laurita, Caroline Manzo, Dina Manzo, and Danielle Staub. For the first time, the series follows related housewives: sisters Caroline and Dina are married to brothers Albert and Tommy Manzo; while Jacqueline Laurita is married to Caroline and Dina’s brother, Chris Laurita.
The series began airing in the UK on Channel 4 on Tuesday 1 September 2009 at 10:35pm and finished on November 3, 2009
The show will premiere its second season on May 3, 2010.
“People make fun of Jersey Girls all the time, but I think they’re just jealous.”
Teresa Giudice was born in Paterson, New Jersey in 1972 to parents who immigrated from Italy. She earned a degree from Berkeley College in Fashion Marketing and Management. After college, she worked in the fashion industry in New York. She is married to Joe Giudice, a childhood friend and entrepreneur. They have four daughters: Gia (born 2001), Gabriella (born 2004), Milania (born 2005), and Audriana (born 2009), whom she was pregnant with during the reunion show. Teresa serves as a committee member for co-star Dina Manzo’s charity, Project Ladybug. After much thought, Giudice went under the knife for a breast augmentation surgery and famously coined the term “bubbies” (slang for breasts) in the process.
In 2010, Giudice with be joining fellow cast mates Caroline Manzo, Dina Manzo, Jaqueline Laurita on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Each will be paired with a woman who she will help to win the one million dollar prize.
Her husband, Joe, was berated by audience members for making a homophobic comment during one of the Season 1 episodes.
She is responsible for one of the most infamous moments in reality show history. During the Season 1 finale, she flipped a restaurant table while screaming at cast-mate Danielle Staub for her constant lying and general deviousness. The “table flip” became an instant pop culture classic.
About “Skinny Italian”
Eat Spaghetti and Still Fit Into Your Skinny Jeans
To many of us, “diet” is a four-letter word. And rightfully so. Starving yourself thin or keeping track of each bite like pennies in your checkbook is no way to live. So what’s a girl with skinny jean dreams supposed to do?
Teresa Giudice has the answer. In fact, she was born with it. The first-generation Italian-American mom of four and svelte star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey credits her knockout figure to her Old World upbringing. And now, in her fun, encouraging, and budget-friendly cookbook, she skewers the myth that looking fabulous has to be a chore.
In Skinny Italian, she reveals how to:
* substitute tedious meal plans with simple, flavorful recipes
* choose fresh, flavorful ingredients instead of counting calories
* slow down and enjoy a faster metabolism
* replace starvation with celebration by adopting an Italian attitude to cooking, eating, and entertaining
* love food, love eating, and still love your body afterward
Teresa shows how anyone can master the cornerstones of Italian cuisine. Learn how to make six different tomato sauces from scratch, how to choose and use the right olive oil, and how to prepare over sixty Giudice family recipes straight from Salerno. From Gorgeous Garlic Shrimp to Beautiful Biscotti, you’ll want to make these sumptuous recipes again and again. Discover how easy and economical wholesome, homemade cooking can be.
Skinny Italian is not a diet book. It’s an “eat it and enjoy it” book. Join Teresa and discover how gorgeous can be a sumptuous side effect to living la bella vita.