Hudson Valley Mediterranean: The Gigi Good Food Cookbook
by Laura Pensiero (HarperCollins 2009)
Available at Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck, and wherever books are sold.
New York’s Hudson Valley has become a major center for local foods and agriculture, an East Coast version of the Napa Valley. Laura Pensiero’s Gigi Trattoria in Rhinebeck (named one of Hudson Valley’s best restaurants in Hudson Valley Magazine) and Gigi Market and Catering in Red Hook bustle every day with customers from near and far feasting on Laura’s delicious interpretations of traditional Italian dishes made with healthy ingredients that highlight the bounty of the farms, gardens, and artisans of the Valley.
The Strang Cancer Prevention Center Cookbook
by Laura J. Pensiero, Michael Osbourne, Susan Oliveria, Jacques Pepin, Michael P. Osbourne (McGraw-Hill, April 2004)
Laura Pensiero, registered dietician and Gigi Trattoria co-owner, has co-authored a cookbook for the oldest cancer-prevention institute in the country, New York City’s famed Strang Cancer Prevention Center. Strang advocates prevention and cure through early detection and has been instrumental in the development of early screening prevention programs as well as nutrition counselling