Fans of Giada De Laurentiis who follow her on Twitter congratulated her for achieving number-one status on a New York Times bestseller list with her new cookbook, Eat Better, Feel Better. While De Laurentiis’ tweet motivated at least one Twitter user to buy the book, other followers, clearly, had not only bought it but actually read it. “Thanks for such a fun and informative book,” Cathy Ives tweeted. “I really love the recipes that use flour alternatives.” Twitter user Kels commented, “The way you wrote this book is like no other cookbook. It’s an easy new way of thinking (of) and approaching food! Love it.”
Years ago, with the help of a doctor, De Laurentiis discovered that the reason for her lack of energy and digestive troubles was the decadent foods she was indulging in – things like rich pasta, fried foods, and ice cream (via Williams Sonoma). Eat Better, Feel Better focuses on foods that were kinder to De Laurentiis, including dark greens, whole grains, and fresh herbs.
While topping a New York Times bestseller list is always something to be proud of, De Laurentiis is no stranger to the list. Among the nine covers to her previous cookbooks, which are displayed on a page on her website, five have little badges that declare them to be New York Times bestsellers. Some even made it to number one.