Review: Giada — A Digital Weekly


A familiar face on the Food Network, Giada De Laurenttis recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of  Giada: A Digital Weekly.  I was recently invited to review the digital magazine, which is available for a monthly $2.99 subscription. Individual issues are also available for $0.99.

Giada Weekly has a colorful, attractive homepage with image links to recipes, style, fitness and other features. Subscribers can access past issues from the “Library” tab. Every issue includes many delicious sounding recipes, such as this week’s Baked Red Peppers With Quinoa and Feta. The “Back to Busy” theme of the current issue includes quick and easy dinner recipes for the end-of-summer, back-to-school rush. Examples of these 20-minute dinners include Tuna, White Bean and Bitter Greens Salad, and Calabrian Chili Pasta. Subscribers can search for and save favorite recipes.

One of the site’s regular features is a “Feel Good Food” section that highlights a favorite food. Past issues have included articles on farm-stand food, chia seeds and pasta pizza. In the weekly “G’s Hotlist” section, Giada lists some of her favorite products. This week’s list includes favorite apps; previous lists have included favorite tunes and top quality olive oil brands.

Giada Weekly is accessible and fun to read, without sacrificing substance. I have found, however, that many websites offer similar content without the subscription fee. Still, readers who don’t mind paying for access will enjoy Giada Weekly. I recommend at least giving the website a try.

FTC Disclaimer: I was given a free one-month subscription to Giada Weekly in exchange for an honest review. All opinions stated in this review are my own.

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