Eat Right, Eat Well by Edward Gioachino Giobbi

eat rightEdward Gioachino Giobbi is an American artist and author of quite a few cookbooks. This particular one, Eat Right, Eat Well – The Italian Way was published in 1985. Don’t let the fact that this book is roughly 27 years deter you from trying a few of Giobbi’s recipes. They stand the test of time, as classic recipes always do.

This fare presented isn’t heavily sauced or laden with calories. This take on Italian cooking demonstrates the food isn’t always heavy with butter, eggs, creams and high fat items. More of a take on good healthy food which is prepared with the freshest ingredients and lower fat options.

The recipes are also presented with personal stories of Mr. Giobbi’s experiences living, traveling and cooking in Italy.

Here is an adaption of Fettucine Alfredo…..substitute Alfeta for the Alfredo. No heavy cream or sauce. The texture is enriched with the feta cheese.

Fettucine Alfeta

12 ounces fettuccine
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
3 tablespoons thinly sliced ripe black olives
1/4 cup sliced fresh basil
salt & fresh ground pepper


Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Drain, return to pan and toss with olive oil. Toss with cheese, tomatoes and basil. Season with salt and pepper.

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More about Edward Gioachino Giobbi


15 thoughts on “Eat Right, Eat Well by Edward Gioachino Giobbi

  1. I just got a nice block of feta this past weekend. This sounds like the perfect dish to use some of it in. My chives are also growing right now, so I could add some of those in with the basil. You can’t beat a simple, fresh meal like this.


  2. It does sound good but to be honest if I am going to have Alfredo I am going to have the heavy version… I can’t do it properly at home but will eat it at a good restaurant.


  3. I remember an article some years ago naming Alfredo as the absolute worst thing you could eat, in terms of fat, calories, etc. This looks like a creative and healthful substitute.


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