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Giada De Laurentiis's Recipe for Adventure Naples

Taylor Morris joins celebrity chef and Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis to write a new series about how food can take you places.

Recipe for Adventure #1: Naples!

When Zia Donatella comes to live with the Bertolizzi family, little do Alfie and his older sister Emilia know what's in store for them. Zia Dontella is determined to show the kids how a home-cooked meal is better than even the best take-out pizza or burrito. And when Zia's plan actually transports Alfie and Emilia to famous food cities around the world, they learn first-hand how food can not only take you places but can also bring you back home.

Alfie and Emilia find themselves transported to Naples, where they meet Marco, a young Italian boy on a very important mission to shop for the essential ingredients for his family's entry in the city's annual pizzafest contest. In their whirlwind search for the perfect items, Alfie and Emilia not only get a taste of Italy, but also find themselves refereeing a family feud between Marco's family and his uncle's family.

Published by Penguin's Grosset & Dunlap on September 3rd, 2013.


Recipe for Adventure #2: Paris!

Alfie and Emilia are transported to Paris, where a case of mistaken identity finds them caught up in the behind the scenes drama at a traditional French cooking school. As they explore the beautiful city of light and try to figure out how to get back home, they meet an incredible cast of French characters, as well as sample some of the best pastries and real hot chocolate that Paris has to offer.

Published by Penguin's Grosset & Dunlap on September 3rd, 2013.

Giada De Laurentiis's Recipe for Adventure Hong Kong


Recipe for Adventure #3: Hong Kong!

In the third book in the series, Zia's secret ingredient takes Alfie and Emilia to the other side of the world - Hong Kong! Ying and her family are convinced that Alfie and Emilia are the foreign exchange students scheduled to visit them, and the siblings soon find themselves helping out with the opening of the family's new restaurant. Between shopping at the markets, assisting in the kitchen, and trying to get back home, Alfie and Emilia discover the sights and sounds of the exotic and bustling city.

Published by Penguin's Grosset & Dunlap on January 7th, 2014.

Giada De Laurentiis's Recipe for Adventure New Orleans


Recipe for Adventure #4: New Orleans!

In the fourth book in the series, Zia's secret ingredient takes Alfie and Emilia to New Orleans. There they meet the members of a kids' jazz band and are soon helping save the band's performance venue, as well as tracking down a long-lost cookbook, which just might hold some very special secrets. From beignets and gumbo, to jazz and zydeco, Alfie and Emilia experience everything New Orleans has to offer, all while trying to find their way home.

Published by Penguin's Grosset & Dunlap on June 14th, 2014.

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