LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Teresa Giudice is no recipe stealer, the RHONJ star tells Melissa Gorga tonight on Bravo. Teresa Giudice believes Kathy Wakile is accusing her of stealing recipes for her books, an accusation that Teresa denies. But tonight, Teresa faces off against Kathy over her purported statements.
Melissa Gorga tells fans that Joe Gorga wants her and Teresa to make up. So tonight, they try to take stroll together. “Joe wants nothing more than for me and his sister to be close. For us to put the wall down. Because we are family. It is ultimately what we both want. Teresa and Joe are our family.”
But during that stroll, Teresa tells Melissa the purported allegations about recipe stealing. “Everything between me and Kathy is good, it is getting better. But then, she comes to my book signing. I’m going through the desert receipts, and she says to me, ‘my mom’s recipe’ and says another one ‘my mom’s recipe’.”
Teresa tells viewers that the desert recipes came from Teresa’s mother, not from Kathy’s mother. But Melissa tells Teresa tonight that Kathy’s mother gave the recipes to Teresa’s mom so that they could be used in the cookbook.
“My thing is, it wasn’t her mom’s recipe, it was my mom’s recipe” Teresa tells Melissa. But Melissa tells Teresa that Kathy allegedly has a different opinion. “She says that your mom called up her mom to get the recipe and then her mom gave it to your mom to put it into he book.”
Teresa feels ambushed. “Now? She didn’t tell me that last night.” Melissa thinks the allegations are silly and that Teresa is making a bigger issue about it than there is. “Let’s face it, it’s stupid. Teresa needs to let go…. it may very well be one of [Kathy's] recipes.”
Kathy later tells fans that she didn’t seek to cause troubles for Teresa, rather to support her. “I didn’t go there to cause problems, to fight with her. I gave her props. I was proud of her.”