In this episode, Giada creates a fun menu to serve to Todd and Jade on the beach just before sunset.
Rise and Shine with Giada De Laurentiis and get the morning started with a gourmet approach to breakfast classics. The delicious menu includes Creamy Polenta with Bacon and Cranberries, Sweet and Sticky Caramel-Hazelnut Rolls, Italian Sausage and Egg Bake, and a refreshing Strawberry, Lemon and Basil Mimosa!
The holidays are over, and it's time to start the New Year off right! Giada De Laurentiis prepares an affordable and delicious meal of Strawberry Cream Parfaits, Hearty Meatball Stew, and Artichoke Soup with Fresh Mint.
Giada and Raffy continue their recipe swapping tradition. The two exchange two of their favorite dishes and then sit down to enjoy their hard work.
Giada helps the kids prepare a Father s Day tea party for the Dads. Giada makes the food, but the kids help Giada take the food to the table and serve the Dads.
Giada De Laurentiis hosts a poolside cocktail party, but the appetizers are finger food versions of traditional breakfast foods like French Toast Fingers with Ginger Bourbon Maple Syrup, Mini Smoked Frittatas With Chive Creme Fraiche and Melon and Olive Mini Skewers With Black Pepper Herb Honey. Her friends, mixologists Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark, join the fun and create the Scotch Bonnet Marmalade to complement the menu.
Giada De Laurentiis creates a portable picnic to take on a boat trip with Todd and Jade. The meal is perfect for the Marina Del Rey setting: Linguine With Avocado and Arugula Pesto, Grilled Artichokes With Creamy Champagne Vinaigrette and Lime and Cornmeal Cookies With Citrus Glaze.
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 hosts a star-themed cocktail part. The menu includes small bites like Crispy Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Lemon Basil Crema, Crostini with Ricotta and Pink Peppercorns, and Chocolate Amaretti Cookies. The decor is star related and, of course, there's an astrologist to entertain guests.
Giada De Laurentiis puts her spin on traditional bar food with a fun game day menu. Sweet and Sour Pork Sliders, Sweet Potato Strings With Beet Ketchup, Beer-Battered Cremini Mushrooms and a Chocolate and Raspberry Beer Cocktail.
Giada De Laurentiis makes the top four most-requested game-day snacks and gives each one her own special spin. The menu features Sticky Baked Chicken Wings with a Korean twist, a French Lentil and Hominy Chili, Mini Twice-Baked Potatoes, and Roasted Mushroom and Kale Pizzette.
Giada hosts another pre-trick-or-treat party ... this time outside in the backyard, as the sun starts to set. Her guests enjoy Giada's Halloween Peppermint Patties, Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes With Chocolate Frosting and Caramel, Chocolate and Candy Apples.
Giada shows you how to create a stress free party, by making a menu that's casual, delicious and low stress ... leaving the host time to enjoy the party and her guests. She makes Grilled Beef Skewers With Sun-Dried Tomato Relish, Sweet Basil Cheesecake and Ginger, Lemon and Lime Martini.
Giada and her family celebrate the holidays at Aunt Raffy's house in Aspen. Fun filled days in the snowy mountains begin and end with family meals, good cheer, and amazing food. The menu for the weekend includes traditional Italian struffoli, delicious stracotto (Italian pot roast), a special holiday french toast, and more!
Giada De Laurentiis celebrates the season by preparing a beautiful family meal. The menu is a gift in itself of Roasted Prime Rib With Thyme and Marsala, Mashed Potatoes With Kale and for dessert, Pistachio, Cherry and Chocolate Tart.
Giada De Laurentiis and her family celebrate Christmas California-style with a beautiful holiday dinner on the beach. The menu features Christmas Seafood Salad, Christmas Stuffing With Bacon and Chocolate-Chestnut Tortelli.
Nothing is better on Christmas morning than an amazing festive brunch. Giada De Laurentiis and her Aunt Raffy create a menu that's savory, sweet and sure to please this holiday season with dishes like Breakfast Lasagna, Triple Ginger Souffle, Todd's Scramble and Strawberry Santas.
The perfect way to thank a host or hostess is with a homemade treat. Giada De Laurentiis makes a handful of easy and delicious recipes that can be taken to any party like Double Ginger Cookies, Crispy Chickpeas, Rosemary Cashews, Raw Goji Berry Trail Mix, Moscow Mule Cocktails and even Peanut Butter Dog Treats for the host's pets. Giada also shows us how to wrap up these edible gifts in creative and fun packaging.
Ice-skating in California? Giada, Jade and Todd to meet up with her friend, Brian Boitano at an outdoor rink in downtown LA for an afternoon of skating in the sun. She packs a portable picnic lunch for the group to enjoy; a menu designed to warm the heart after a day on ice.
Giada celebrates the Christmas season by hosting a holiday get-together with friends. The theme this year is a Secret Santa Gift Exchange and each guest has picked a name prior to the festivities. At the party, everyone will receive a thoughtful gift and discover the identity of their Santa. It's also a night of fun, laughter and really great food that celebrates Giada's Italian roots and the joy of the season.
It's a California Christmas. Giada and family celebrate with Ricotta and Vanilla Bean Puddings, Roasted Beef Tenderloin With Basil-Curry Mayonnaise and Calamari, Tomato and Caper Salad.
Giada De Laurentiis makes a Greek meal inspired by her trip to Santorini and invites over a few friends for a beautiful Greek Feast with a California vibe. Giada creates a Greek pizza, Greek meatballs, and a twist on dessert with olive oil muffins.
In L.A., there are numerous Italian/Asian fusion restaurants with dishes that reflect the dynamic flavors of the east and the west. In this episode, Giada De Laurentiis explores the Japanese/Italian food culture in L.A. and makes three dishes that reflect a blend of styles and flavors like Blistered Shishito Pepper With Olive and Basil Salt, Asian Mushroom Risotto and Far East Spaghetti.
Giada De Laurentiis turns up the heat in the kitchen as she creates hot and fiery recipes from around the globe like Vietnamese Red Snapper With Noodles, Vegetable Paella, Spiced Beef Kabobs With Cucumber Yogurt Sauce and Moroccan Chocolate Mousse.
Giada De Laurentiis mentors under-served kids interested in careers in the food industry. She helps them prepare a dinner of Rosemary and Mustard Chicken With Vegetable Bolognese, Polenta Torta and Stone-Fruit Shortcakes With Mascarpone Cream for their teachers as a way of saying "thanks."
Giada graduated from UCLA, and her Aunt Dina is a student at USC. The two California colleges are archrivals when it comes to football. Today, Giada invites Dina and some friends over to the house to watch the big game, and snack on some delicious football inspired food.