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.
Eloisa comes over to the house to hang with Giada, while the kids, Julian and Jade, enjoy a play date.
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.
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 prepares brunch for a day at a polo match at Will Rogers State Park. Giada's brunch menu is practical for any outdoor spectator event - portable, colorful and flavorful, but still on the healthy side.
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.
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 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.
Giada De Laurentiis teams up with the King of Korean barbecue, Roy Choi. Roy takes Giada on an adventure through L.A.'s Korea Town. Then, Giada returns home and makes Korean Barbecue Beef, Spicy Sesame Bok Choy, Vegetarian Korean Noodles and a Kimchi Pancake to serve up to Todd and their friends.
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 De Laurentiis makes three California inspired recipes that culminates with a backyard feast with friends. The menu features California Lettuce Cups, Gorgonzola Burgers and Lemon Angel Food Cupcake With Lemon Curd and Mascarpone Frosting.
In this episode, Giada De Laurentiis puts her spin on three dishes from some of Los Angeles's most popular tourist attractions; a Giada Dog from Pink's, Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles and Knott's Berry Farm's famous Boysenberry Pie gets a twist with blackberries and raspberries.
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 spa day menu featuring Farro and Kale Salad, Peas and Carrots, plus Almond and Peach Toasts. In addition, she makes a homemade facial/body scrub and spa water that are all part of a day of pampering that she has planned for her girlfriends.
Giada De Laurentiis puts an elegant spin on the classic burger, fries and shakes combo. In the kitchen she creates Giada's Diner Burger with the Works, Parmesan Eggplant Fries With Basil Ketchup and Cupcake Shakes.
Giada De Laurentiis hosts a summertime pool party in her backyard with a fun menu to match. The recipes include Buffalo Grilled Shrimp With Goat Cheese Dipping Sauce, Gazpacho Sandwiches, Mascarpone Filled Watermelon and a refreshing Spa Water.
Giada De Laurentiis and her Aunt Raffy team up in the kitchen to prepare recipes inspired by family favorites. The menu includes Escarole Pie, Pizza Rustica and Pizza With Buzz, a favorite of Raffy's husband.
Giada is inspired to create a meal full of citrus flavors with Grilled Chicken and Avocado Napoleons, Citrus Salad and Angel Food Cake With Lemon Honey Yogurt Sauce. Giada also makes an impromptu visit to a lemonade stand set up by some neighborhood kids.
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.
Giada has some friends who travel to Mexico on vacation and bring home a very fun pinata for Jade. The whimsical gift inspires Giada to throw a backyard barbecue with a Tex-Mex/Southwestern theme. Giada's festive menu includes Fajitas, a Black Bean, Tomato and Corn Salad and yummy Churros.
Giada prepares a fun and festive menu for an outdoor California-Style Barbecue. The menu incorporates Todd's favorite foods ... it's All-American, but it incorporates fresh ingredients and inventive flavors. Giada makes Mini Italian Pub Burgers, Beer-Battered Apple and Onion Rings and Spicy Chocolate Milkshakes.
Giada De Laurentiis takes us on a coast-to-coast adventure introducing us to great barbecue recipes that reflect different parts of the country. The dishes feature unexpected flavors like Pork Sandwiches With White Barbecue Sauce, Grilled Salmon With Sun-Dried Tomato Butter, Spiced Beef Brisket With Smoky Barbecue Sauce and even a grilled dessert, Grilled Apple Slices With Caramel-Mascarpone Cream.
The family tradition continues as Giada De Laurentiis and her Aunt Raffy create three more dishes from Giada's grandmother's recipe book. This time they make a beautiful Frittata of Tuna and Tomatoes, Red Bell Peppers With Eggplant and an elegant Strawberry Omelet.
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.