Giada De Laurentiis and her daughter, Jade, fly a kite on the beach while Giada's husband, Todd, enjoys the water kite surfing. Todd joins the girls and they share an elegant picnic dinner. Giada makes Gruyere and Spinach Bakes, Orzo With Artichoke Pesto and Grilled Corn and, for dessert, Strawberry and Lemon Meringue Clouds.
Giada De Laurentiis creates meals that feature vegetables as the main dish with hearty and colorful dishes like Kale, Raisin and Pine Nut Soccas, Tuscan Barley and Vegetable Soup, Fettucine With Roasted Tomatoes, Peas and Fresh Mozzarella and Tofu and Black Bean Scramble With Smoked Salmon.
Giada shares some of her favorite comfort food recipes. These recipes are made for making you feel better.
Giada makes three of her favorite recipes that she learned as a student at Cordon Bleu in Paris. While at Cordon Bleu, Giada and her fellow students had to do everything by hand ... no mixing tools or short-cuts. In this episode, Giada simplifies the recipes for the home chef, whipping up three French inspired desserts: Chocolate and Cheese Danish, Lemon Pavlovas with Berries and Honey-Almond Madeleines.
Giada takes Jade and a friend to the famous Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The group enjoys the spectacular art, followed by a homemade picnic lunch of Penne With Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese, Salmon Cakes With Lemon-Caper Yogurt Sauce and Apple and Mint Punch, in the Getty's majestic gardens.
Giada loves lemons. In fact, a few months ago she hosted a lunch at her house and one of her guests, Julie, brought Giada a lemon tree as a gift. Well...Giada planted that tree in her backyard. It's grown considerably since then and now bares big, healthy, beautiful lemons. So...Giada decides to use the lemons from her tree to create a lemon themed meal.
Giada De Laurentiis is inspired by four different regions in Italy to create a unique Italian dinner. The elegant and easy menu includes Mussels Oreganata, Calabrese Fried Eggplant, Campanelle with Spicy Mint Sauce and Umbrian-Style Veal Chops.
Giada De Laurentiis makes four recipes based on ingredients pulled from the herbs she grows at home including a fun cocktail and a few wonderfully scented desserts.
Giada De Laurentiis creates four Italian small plates and serves them Dim Sum-style to her girlfriends. The menu features Jade's BBP, Hazelnut Brittle, Crispy Fig and Gorgonzola Ravioli and Breakfast PLTs.
Giada prepares a menu for a relaxing Spa Day at home with her friends. The husbands and kids head off for a day at the park so Giada and the other moms may enjoy spa treatments and a lunch full of comfort food. On the menu are Roasted Tomatoes With Garlic, Gorgonzola and Herbs, Chocolate Rice Pudding and a Sweet Basil Smoothie.
Giada prepares a special Mother's Day lunch for her sister and their kids. The festive menu includes Strawberry Tomato Jam Crostini, Prosciutto and Cucumber Crostini With Arugula Mustard and Fusilli With Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette.
Giada De Laurentiis gives tips on how to make restaurant-style dishes in your own kitchen. The dishes are easy, but impressive and delicious, like Pan Seared Salmon With Summer Succotash, Penne With Pork Ragout and New York Strip Steak With Red Wine Butter.
There's nothing quite like a poolside cocktail party with live music and amazing food. Giada takes the "exotic" up a notch by making this summer fancy a Moroccan- themed gathering, timed perfectly for sunset.
It's the annual De Laurentiis volleyball tournament and this year Giada is in charge of the food. Giada makes a portable menu of Thyme Pasta Frittata, Perfectly Crunchy Slaw and Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies that travels to Will Rogers State Beach.
Giada De Laurentiis spends a Saturday afternoon hosting a pool party for her friends and their kids. She creates a great menu to enjoy in the sunshine: Burgers a la Pizzaiola, Penne with Brown Butter, Arugula and Pine Nuts and a delicious Tropical Watermelon Sorbet.
Giada De Laurentiis invites Bobby Flay over for a day of fun in the kitchen. The two create a colorful meal with Grilled Seafood Pasta Fra Diavolo, Chili-Rubbed Pork Chops With Grilled Pineapple and Grilled Peach Tarte Tatin With Thyme Whipped Cream and Bobby shows Giada how to create one of his favorite cocktails, Sparkling Apricot Mint Sours.
Giada packs the perfect picnic for a trip on the road. She gives tips on how to make the meal easy to eat in the car or at a picnic spot. With recipes for Chicken and Arugula Pita Pockets, Penne With Treviso and Goat Cheese and Raspberry-Vanilla Smoothie.
Giada De Laurentiis and her family head out on a weekend getaway. Eating out every night on a vacation can get expensive so Giada prepares some easy, inexpensive dishes ahead of time to be enjoyed over the course of the trip.
Giada De Laurentiis creates a small plate tasting menu for some of her friends. The twist is that each dish on the menu contains fennel, like a Citrus Fennel Salad, Pan Roasted Salmon with Fennel Puree, Fennel Upside-Down Cake and a Fennel Martini made with Fennel Vodka.
In Italy, "eggs for dinner" is very common so Giada prepares a delicious menu that is perfect for a relaxed and casual night with lots of candlelight and comfy attire. With a trip to LA Mill Coffee for espresso beans.
Giada, Todd and Trevor spend their Sunday morning paddle surfing in the Pacific then head home for a casual brunch with elegant touches: Breakfast Panini, Frittata With Peaches and Cherries and Smoked Salmon and Frisee Carpaccio.
Giada De Laurentiis is a guest at the Hollywood Improv, for Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark's live comedy show called "Slumber Party with Alie and Georgia." In keeping with the theme, Giada prepares breakfast-style food to take to the event like Bloody Mary Dip, Silver Dollar Pancake Sandwiches and Eggs Benedict Deviled Eggs. Meanwhile, Alie and Georgia prepare a Lavender Chamomile Tequila to go enjoy with the appetizers while on stage.
Giada prepares a cohesive menu based on her love of world cuisine. Giada s menu represents Trinidad, India and an Italian fusion creation.
Inspired by her visit to Peru with Oxfam, Giada prepares an authentic Peruvian meal of Chicken With Peruvian Chile Sauce, Quinoa and Purple Potato Salad and Citrus Parfait With Pineapple and Mango and has her friends over to enjoy the food in her backyard.
Giada De Laurentiis prepares a dim sum menu inspired by her recent trip to Hong Kong. She invites her travel companions over to enjoy the exotic dishes like Chocolate Bao with Chocolate Dipping Sauce, Braised Short Rib Dumplings With Corn Puree, Lemper Ayam and Pear Gorgonzola Gyoza.
Giada de Laurentiis is joined in the kitchen by her daughter and her friends for a kids' cooking class. The kid-friendly menu features Pizza Popcorn, Green Spears and Ham, Snap Pea and Parmesan Salad and Pound Cake Sandwiches With Strawberry Whipped Cream.