Cookbook author and food blogger Cindy Barbieri discovered that she didn't have to reject her love of authentic Italian food when she decided to follow the Paleo approach to family dining. To her delight, she found her Nana's recipes, except for the pasta and Italian bread, were already healthy Paleo diet without even knowing it and those that were not inherently Paleo were easily converted with a few simple and healthy alterations—all without sacrificing the delicious flavors that she fell in love with as a child. Cindy's husband and kids enthusiastically embraced her nutritious and gluten-free Italian soups, salads, appetizers, entrees, sides and desserts—and your family will too!
In Paleo Italian Cooking, Cindy shows you how to prepare many night's menus of authentic yet contemporary family-style Paleo Italian meals. Inspired by her annual trips to Italy and meals she makes for her family along with the memories of the meals she made with her Nana, Cindy will have you cooking Italian every night of the week with recipes like:
• Grilled Calamari Salad
• Tuscan Chicken & Vegetable Chili
• Chicken Scaloppine in Lemon-Caper Sauce
• Osso Buco
• Dover Sole Piccata
• Pistachio-Crusted Cod with Roasted Pepper Sauce
• Spaghetti Squash Puttanesca
• Porcini Mushroom & Peas Cauliflower "Risotto"
• Pistachio & Almond Biscotti
• Prosecco & Peach Cocktails
• Chocolate Pots de Creme
You will be able to achieve a maximum level of health—while losing weight—without tedious calorie counting, purchasing expensive-but-bland prepared diet foods or skimping on the satisfying meals you crave. Simply by avoiding grains, legumes and pasteurized dairy you'll be able to trim down while filling up. Look and feel great while indulging your passion for Italian food!
Cindy Barbieri, cookbook author, food blogger and entertaining expert, shows audiences how to prepare seasonal, authentic yet contemporary, family-style Paleo Italian cuisine like no one else. Her new cookbook is “Paleo Italian Cooking: Authentic Italian Gluten-Free Family Recipes” (Tuttle Publishing, Oct. 2015): http://bit.ly/paleoitalian_barbieri “Paleo Italian Cooking” features such wholesome, delicious recipes the entire family can enjoy such as Grilled Calamari Salad, Tuscan Chicken & Vegetable Chili, Spaghetti Squash Puttanesca, Chicken Scaloppine, Pistachio & Almond Biscotti and Chocolate Pots de Crème. Her website is www.cindystable.com.
Cindy made her debut as a cookbook author in 2012 with "CINDY'S TABLE: Bringing Italy to Your Home," which shows home cooks how to prepare hearty, innovative Italian meals like Potato and Zucchini Pancakes, Eggplant Caponata, Fire-Roasted Baked Ziti, and Italian Wedding Soup, and included inspirational yet practical entertaining tips for the home and kitchen.
Formally the owner of a software computer training company, Cindy is now pursuing her life-long passion for food as a multi-media cook and entertaining maven. With her background in creating fresh, homemade, family-focused cuisine and home entertaining know-how, Cindy has been asked to appear on numerous local and national television and radio shows.
In spring 2015, Cindy appeared on the national television show “Dr. Oz,” and in fall 2014, she competed on Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen.” She has been a guest on the nationally syndicated “Better" show, and frequently appears on hometown stations “Better Connecticut" (WFSB-CBS) and “Mass Appeal” (WWLP-NBC, Boston), among others. She was also the host of the NBC Connecticut program, “Everyday to Gourmet.”
Born in Massachusetts, Cindy first developed her love for cooking in her Nana’s kitchen, where they would spend hours preparing meals for their large Italian family. Since that time, she has honed her culinary expertise by cooking for the most demanding of audiences – the palates of her family, including her two kids Nicole and Steven.
With both of her children grown, this mother and grandmother of two now spends much of her time in her airy kitchen in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, whipping up new recipes, often times with a ravenous audience of her husband Glenn and their Jack Russell Terrier, Jake.
Cindy loves the role of hostess as she shares her entertaining tips with her fans on social media, her blog, her magazine “Cindy’s Table,” and in her monthly newsletter. Whether it’s a holiday, family gathering or dinner party, Cindy has irresistible recipes and must-have ideas that help audiences become better home cooks while creating memories in the kitchen that last a lifetime.