Sunday, October 10, 2010

I Heart Cooking Clubs : Benvenuta Giada ! - White Beans and Roasted Eggplant Hummus

A whole new season has started at I Heart Cooking Clubs as we are cooking with Giada De Laurentiis.
I must confess I had never heard of her as most of Italians (we know of course about her Grandfather and wonderful Grandmother) but no one knows about her and as I searched some italian news about her I did find only two not kind comments.
Anyway I'll try what she makes and we'll see, I'm not searching for real Italian food anyway !

As a benvenuto (as noun, instead if it is an adjective it is benvenuta if female) (I'm really a bore tonight !!!) I chose a fast starter which sounded great in taste and fridge availability I found the recipe here and even if SOMEONE stole part of my wonderful eggplants I loved the results.
As you can see I roasted three garlic cloves and used them instead of the raw one, I also substituted borlotti for cannellini and basil for parsley... Hope Giada won't mind !
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girlichef said...

Wow, her grandmother was gorgeous, wasn't she!? Love the sound of the hummus :D

elra said...

delicious change from the regular garbanzo beans. I am sure it is equally delicious too!

Kayte said...

Looks so pretty with that cute little greenery in it. Hard to make hummus look cute, isn't it? Fun to see it.

MM said...

Anything with the words roasted and hummus grab my attention!

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Ciao Natalia - Cannellini beans and roasted eggplant sounds wonderful - that would definitely roll out the "welcome-mat" for me :-)

Debinhawaii said...

We are white bean hummus buddies this week! ;-) I love the eggplant in this one. A great pick--and happy to have you cooking along with us and helping us with our Italian too! ;-)

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I was wondering about the inflection! I don't know Italian but I took Latin in university so I was thinking it must end in an "a".
Ah well. ☺
I think this is a good excuse for me to come to Roma for a year or so and learn the language!
I had never heard anything negative about Giada either, maybe because I am in Canada. I love her. I know of her grandfather Dino, but didn't know of her grandmother. Thanks so much! She looks just like her.
Delicious apps, great way to welcome our new chef!

ஃPROVARE PER GUSTAREஃ di ஜиαтαℓια e ριиαஓ said...

complimenti una gustosa ricetta

Kim said...

Thanks for the link about Giada's grandmother. She was definitely a beautiful woman!

Your white bean and eggplant hummus sounds wonderful! Great choice for our first week with Giada.

Luciana said...

Congratulations...very good...good evening Natalia!! :D

Yvette said...

Luckily now i'm not the only one that didn't know giada...
But i didn't know about her grandmother either so thanks for introducing me to her to.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That is a great combo! Your bean and eggplant hummus must taste wonderful.



The Blonde Duck said...

I love hummus!