19 Things You Didn't Know About Giada De Laurentiis

Love Giada De Laurentiis? Get the inside scoop on the Italian-born chef’s guilty-pleasure foods — and the one ingredient she won’t touch. 

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Favorite Smell: Baking Bread 

Favorite Vacation Spot: Positano, Italy 

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Best Advice She’s Ever Received: “Keep a Really Sharp Knife at Hand at All Times” 

Favorite TV Show: House of Cards

Favorite Karaoke Song: “Lovely Day” by Bill Withers

Favorite Emoji: “Sunglasses” 

Guilty-Pleasure Food: “Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate” 

Get the Recipe: Double-Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

Typical Weeknight Dinner: “Taquitos, Jade’s Favorite” 

Get the Recipe: Turkey and Spinach Taquitos

Strangest Thing in Her Refrigerator: Teeth Whitener 

One Ingredient She’ll Never Eat: Green Peppers 

Dish She Only Orders Out For: “Any Kind of Indian Food” 

Must-Have Dish for Her Last Supper: Lemoncello Soufflé

Favorite Pizza Topping: Lots of Cheese

Get the Recipe: Pizza with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil

Favorite Burger Topping: Caramelized Onions

Get the Recipe: Pizzettes with Caramelized Onions, Goat Cheese, and Prosciutto

Favorite Gelato Flavor: Stracciatella 

Drink of Choice: Bourbon, Straight Up

Favorite Phone Game: Candy Crush

Favorite Late-Night Snack: Spaghetti with Melted Chocolate

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Fettuccine with Peas and Pancetta

How to Improve Any Pasta Dish: Pasta Water

Get the Recipe: Pasta Ponza

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