Valerie Bertinelli’s New Book

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A
on January 17, 2013
Valerie Bertinelli_Hot In Cleveland_2012

Since Valerie Bertinelli is a spokesperson for Jenny Craig, is her new cookbook filled with diet recipes?
—Constance Ravanelli, Duluth, Minn.

While it is true that the “Hot in Cleveland” star, 52, lost some 50 pounds on the weight-loss program, her new “One Dish at a Time” cookbook is filled with time-honored Italian recipes gathered from family and friends instead of calorie-counting diet fare. “This is really how I learned how to cook—one dish at a time—either watching my mom or my [grandmother],” says the Wilmington, Del.-born actress/author, who adds that moderation is the key to comfort food. “Just remember that the first bite is always the best, so you don’t have to overindulge.”