Giada visits some of her favorite food trucks around Los Angeles and then creates dishes inspired by them, like Pulled Pork Tacos, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Sweet Potato Fries, and Chocolate and Strawberry Crepes.
Giada De Laurentiis's Aunt Raffy turns 60 and the family celebrates with a big birthday bash, spearheaded by Giada. A family feast of Turkey-Stuffed Vegetables and Gnocchi with Tomato, Basil and Olives and one special cake are part of the big festivities.
Giada De Laurentiis makes delectable desserts that would be perfect for a fancy party. An Espresso Cake With Tuscan Liquor Buttercream and Caramel Glass, and a Walnut Rosemary Tart With Orange Chantilly Cream are sure to impress.
Giada De Laurentiis is pulling out all the stops for a fun and festive kid's party. She's created a map for her guests to discover secret treasures around the house and the party setting is a whimsical wonderland with a menu to match: Carrot and Zucchini Mini-Muffins, colorful quesadillas and Berry Fruit Drops for dessert.
Eloisa comes over to the house to hang with Giada, while the kids, Julian and Jade, enjoy a play date.
Giada and her friends do volunteer work at a community garden on behalf of OXFAM, an organization that fights world hunger. Giada also packs a tasty picnic of Pecorino and Bean Salad, Smoked Salmon BLT and Ginger-Tea Lemonade to enjoy after their efforts.
Giada De Laurentiis makes one delicious chicken and turns it into a handful of elegant dishes that you can enjoy any night of the week. Easy recipes that don't break the bank like Garlic-Roasted Chicken and Root Vegetables, Risotto With Bacon and Kale, Curried Chicken and Apple Wraps and Salad With Roasted Root Vegetable Vinaigrette.
Giada gives us some money smart recipes that save a few dollars, but still create amazing and fun dishes. With recipes for Apricot and Pineapple Crisps, Herbed Flatbread and Cipollini Onion and Fennel Pot Roast.
You just can't beat food that is stuffed! Giada De Laurentiis makes recipes based on things that are stuffed; Anti Pasto-Stuffed Chicken Breasts, Popovers with Crab and Mango Salad, Stuffed Peanut Butter Cupcakes.
Giada De Laurentiis shows us how to make good, old-fashioned Italian pasta from scratch. Then, she tops it off with three homemade pasta dish recipes; Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna, Roasted Tomato Soup with Halibut and Fresh Pasta, Fresh Fettuccine with Figs, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese.
Giada De Laurentiis prepares a festive spring luncheon based on fresh ingredients that celebrate the season. The menu features Grilled Artichoke and Celery Root Puree, Lemon-Cumin Chicken and Hibiscus Panna Cotta.
Giada De Laurentiis creates a springtime feast to celebrate the season with family and friends. The menu includes Herb Roasted Pork Loin with Gremolata; Grilled Potato Salad; Peas, Bacon and Prosecco; and Raspberry Clafoutis.
Giada De Laurentiis creates four tasty Italian dishes made with inexpensive ingredients like Cannellini Bean and Sausage Stew, Open-Faced Eggplant and Mushroom Sandwiches, Spicy Garlic and Anchovy Farfalle and Almond Affogato.
In a one-hour "Giada at Home" special, Giada De Laurentiis gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the polo luncheon she catered for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their California visit and prepares a royal lunch at home for her friends who attended the event. The menu features Frico Cups with Shrimp and Avocado, Grilled Vegetable Towers and Chicken and Crunchy Slaw in Endive Spears, as well as Prosecco and Scotch Whiskey Juleps.
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.
Carolyna is home from college and Giada is making her a "good to be home" meal with Turkey Milanese, Bacon and Pancetta Potatoes and Roasted Apple Pies With Whipped Cream.
Friends, family and their kids come over for an evening of fun. Giada has hired a babysitter and has put the kids outside where she's set up beanbags, snacks and games, while the grown-ups are inside playing poker. But the menu -- Zucchini and Olive Flatbread, Cauliflower and Bacon Gratin and Mascarpone Chocolate Toffee Bars -- is suitable for both adults and kids.
Giada De Laurentiis invites her mother Veronica and sister Eloisa over for intimate Mother's Day outdoor luncheon. On the menu: Crispy Chicken with Rosemary-Lemon Salt, Sun-dried Tomato, Olive and Lemon Pasta and for dessert, Espresso and Chocolate Jellies.
Giada De Laurentiis's grandmother kept a recipe journal that contains family recipes and De Laurentiis cooking secrets, written in her own hand. Giada and her aunt Raffy spend an afternoon in the kitchen re-creating some of these amazing family dishes, like CApellini al Forno, Spaghetti al Melone and Broiled Halibut With Bechamel Sauce.
It s Mother s Day weekend and Giada invites a couple of her friends over, along with their kids, for a brunch honoring the Moms.
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.
Four recipes with a kick. Giada De Laurentiis heats up the kitchen with spicy food including a hot twist on meatballs, a hot gazpacho, a spicy ravioli, and even a fiery strawberry and chocolate dessert.
Giada invites some friends over for a signature cocktail, fun appetizers AND a blank canvas. Each guests gets their own easel and blank canvas to create a masterpiece while they enjoy Giada's deliciously creative menu of Curried Couscous Salad, Spicy Chicken Tenders With Honey-Mustard and Vodka Mojitos. An artist friend is on hand to offer tips, encouragement and creative inspiration.
It's the annual Firefighter's Pancake Breakfast and, this year, the local department is asking for Giada's help. Instead of serving the usual boring pancakes, scrambled eggs and greasy bacon, firefighters want to impress neighbors with an upgraded menu. So, Giada helps them create the best pancake breakfast of all time with Almond Pancakes, Breakfast Tart With Pancetta and Green Onions and Citrus Cream Smoothie. Then, Giada, Todd and Jade join their fellow neighbors to enjoy the community feast.
Giada prepares food for a traditional lobster bake with friends. The group will gather at the beach to build a 3-4 foot hole in the sand that will be used as the "oven" to cook the lobsters Giada buys at Santa Monica Seafood.
Giada De Laurentiis and a few of her girlfriends take a rock-climbing lesson at Point Dume outside of Malibu. Giada makes a picnic that includes an Israeli Couscous Salad, Chicken and Honey Mustard Pinwheels and Fig, Almond and Orange Bars for everyone to enjoy after a great day on the rocks.