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Giada de Laurentiis to serve up children's series

Thursday - 3/21/2013, 3:22pm  ET

FILE - Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis appears on the NBC "Today" television program in New York in this Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009 file photo. De Laurentiis has signed with Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), for a children's book series called “Recipe for Adventure” the publisher announced Thursday March 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Celebrity chef Giada de Laurentiis is serving up a few stories for kids.

She has signed with Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), for a children's book series called "Recipe for Adventure." The publisher announced Thursday that the first book comes out Sept. 3. Designed for ages 7 to 10, the series will feature siblings Alfie and Emilia as they travel to great food cities around the world.

De Laurentiis, 42, hosts "Giada at Home" on the Food Network and appears frequently on NBC's "Today" show. Her previous books include the best-sellers "Giada at Home" and "Weeknights With Giada."


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