Teresa Giudice Apologizes to Fellow Housewives for Cookbook Digs

Entertainment Apr. 30, 2012 AT 9:48AM
Teresa Giudice attends "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" Screening on April 22, 2012 in New York City. Teresa Giudice attends "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" Screening on April 22, 2012 in New York City. Credit: Theo Wargo/Getty

Nearly one year after the release of her cookbook, Fabulicious!, Teresa Giudice is still dealing with the ramifications of mentioning her family members and fellow Real Housewives in print.

On Sunday's episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Giudice attempted to apologize for her cookbook digs during poker night at Jacqueline Laurita's house. But rather than pull select family members aside to issue one-on-one apologies, Giudice, 39, made her announcement press conference-style.

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"All of a sudden, Teresa held a news conference [in Jacqueline's kitchen]. It's very obvious what she's doing. It's a guilty conscience," Caroline Manzo -- who Giudice wrote in her book was "as Italian as the Olive Garden" -- sniped on Sunday's episode.

As Laurita, Manzo, Kathy and Rich Wakile and Giudice's brother and sister-in-law Joe and Melissa Gorga looked on, Giudice said her piece.

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"It's a family cookbook and I didn't write it to offend anyone. So anyone who took offense to it, I apologize," Giudice said. "It wasn't malicious or anything -- it was all in fun. And if anything, I also wrote amazing things about a lot of people in this room. Everyone in this room is family, so with that said, that's all I have to say."

Giudice's apology was met with mixed reviews, but Melissa, 32, is thankful her sister-in-law is beginning to own up to her actions.

VIDEO: How Teresa's insults have hurt Melissa

Says Melissa: "I don't give a s--t about the cookbook, I'm sorry. My sister-in-law called me a gold digger, and I think I heard an apology. Thank you, Jesus!"

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