Italian street vendors are masters at making quick, delicious foods that cost next to nothing. Giada brings some of these classic recipes back to her kitchen and puts her own spin on her favorite Italian street foods.
Today shes going through her spice rack to use up her leftover spices while they re still fresh. Shes livening up a simple menu with a few good spices to welcome in the warm weather. Roll up your sleeves, it s time for some spicerack spring cleaning.
Grilling is an age-old art form in Italian cooking. Giada's going to show you how they do it in Italy with clean cuts of meat and fresh citrus flavors. A Saffron Orzo is the luxurious bed for a mixed grill of meats and vegetables with a Grilled Mixed Fruit dessert and a delicious Tiziano to drink.
Giada's husband has been working so hard lately that she's hardly seen him. She's taking things into her own hands and packing a picnic lunch to surprise him with at work. An extra-special Penne with Beef and Arugula, Parmesan Poppers, irresistible Almond Blueberry Cookies, and a fruity Iced Tea with Grenadine make for an easy, satisfying and portable picnic meal.
Summer is the perfect time to eat on the beach and tonight Giada s entertaining in style with a sunset beach party. She s serving up a menu of light summer favorites perfect for soaking in the warm weather. Plenty of friends, fun and food the perfect summer meal.
Dessert is everyone's favorite part of the meal and for Italians, frozen desserts are an art form. Giada whips up some of her favorite frozen treats and shows just how easy it is to make your own icy desserts at home.
With the Mediterranean Sea lapping all around the coast of Italy, seafood is a huge part of Italian cooking. So if you’re Italian, it's almost required that you are a fan of seafood. Today, Giada's cooking up a menu of Prosciutto-wrapped Scallops, Crab and Ricotta Cannelloni, Sea Bass Alla Fiorentina and a Halibut and Chickpea Salad that’s sure to turn even the strictest land-lubber into a seafood fan.
There's nothing like an awards party to get the De Laurentiis family fired up! Giada and her aunt always cook together for this annual party and this year its going to be a menu of spicy showstoppers. They are cooking up a rich and flavorful Bollito Misto, a warm and crispy Spicy Baked Macaroni and an exciting Spiced Chocolate Budino that’s sure to get a standing ovation.
In Italy, afternoon dessert is as traditional as English tea and with all the women in Giada's family in town, it's the perfect excuse to indulge a little. She'll be making a Hazelnut-Chocolate Tart, Bruschetta with Gorgonzola Cheese and Honey, Panetta Biscuits and a selection of teas with special garnishes. It's sure to be the perfect setting for an afternoon of swapping stories and eating sweets!
Who doesn't love to be pampered with breakfast in bed? Giada’s got a friend in town and she wants her to wake up to a delicious selection of Italian breakfast favorites. Get your slippers and Sunday paper–it’s time for breakfast in bed.
It doesn't have to be meat to be Italian! Giada gives us a delicious and filling vegetarian Italian meal that’s so hearty you won’t even miss the meat. Italians love vegetables and with these delicious dishes, you will too.
Giada s taken some of her favorite recipes and is whipping up some quick and easy little plates for a late-night meal. Focaccia Panino, Creamy Artichoke Soup, Baked Caprese Salad, and a warm Chocolate Macchiato are the perfect late-night comfort foods worth staying up for.
When the family gets together, it’s a time to eat the foods that everyone loves. Giada cooks up some family favorites; a juicy Leg of Lamb, a delicious Linguine, Herb-Stuffed Tomatoes and a decadent Chocolate Ricotta Pie.
Growing up in Rome, Giada’s family had lemon trees and fresh herbs in their garden. Giada takes that memory and makes a delicious meal inspired by her childhood Italian garden for her American friends. A delicious menu of Swordfish with Citrus Pesto, Lemon-Nut Cookies, Herb Salad and Parmesan, Basil and Lemon Wafers are sure to bring Giada and her friends back to those carefree Italian days.
When it gets hot in the summertime, the last thing you want is a big heavy meal for dinner. Tonight, Giada’s kicking back and making some of her favorite healthy and filling salads for a light summer evening meal. She’s putting together an Antipasto Salad, Lentil and Rice Salad and a Spinach Salad with Orange Vinaigrette and for a drink, her citrusy Wine Spritzer is the perfect complement to a light summer meal.
Giada has friends coming over tomorrow night, so she’s going to take advantage of some free time today to cook up dishes that will be just as good-- if not better--tomorrow.
Lots of Giada’s girlfriends ask her for romantic dinner date recipes. Tonight, she's going to show some of them a menu that’s a love potion on a plate. Sweet and tender Fried Clams and Oysters, a gentle Champagne Risotto, Espresso Panna Cotta and a bubbly Raspberry Fizz will keep that special someone coming back for more.
Sometimes the best dishes are ones you make for yourself. Giada's husband is away on business so she shows us how to make some of her favorite dishes for an easy but satisfying dinner for one.
Giada’s making a fresh, summery meal exploiting lemons in every dish. A Tuna Speidini, summery Mediterranean Salad, and Berry Trifle all evoke the smells and tastes of a Sicilian Summer with a healthy splash of lemon.