Photos from Giada's Time in Thailand

Giada De Laurentiis gives Food Network Magazine a tour of her time in Thailand.
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Photo By: Kat Teutsch

Photo By: Kat Teutsch

Photo By: Kat Teutsch

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Taking an elephant ride with sister Eloisa

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Learning the art of fruit carving

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Now it's Giada's turn to give it a try.

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Riding in a tuk-tuk (a three-wheeled taxi)

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Enjoying the beach in Phuket

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At a cooking school in Chiang Mai

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Getting Thai massages with Eloisa

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Sailing near Phuket

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Eating dinner on the beach

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Giada snapped a picture of her coconut drink. "I had never been to Asia before," she says. "I was dying to go!"

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Having breakfast overlooking a rice paddy

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Saying farewell with Thai dancers

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To substitute dried rice noodles, use 4 ounces and soak half in water as directed; use the rest for frying.

Get the Recipe: Shrimp and Vegetable Yellow Curry

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"Everything has chiles in Thailand," Giada says. "That's what really makes it Thai food."

Get the Recipe: Turkey Larb

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"Thai food looks extremely rich, but it's a lot lighter than you think it is," she says.

Get the Recipe: Spicy Mint Beef

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