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.

‘In Hudson Valley Mediterranean, Laura Pensiero, master chef, nutritionist, and creator of Gigi’s Hudson Valley, offers 150 magnificent recipes from her famed restaurant (Gigi Trattoria in Rhinebeck, NY) and Gigi Catering & Events, an ever growing enterprise that brings the fête to your door. A celebration of the produce and the people who grow it in this uniquely fertile region of New York State—often called “the East Coast Napa Valley”—Hudson Valley Mediterranean presents delicious interpretations of traditional Italian dishes made with healthy ingredients that highlight the bounty of the Valley’s farms, gardens, and artisans.

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