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 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 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 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 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.
Giada De Laurentiis and Todd host a twilight party in their Malibu backyard, complete with fun camp-style food! Todd sets up a tent, pillows and sleeping bags for Jade and Julian, as Giada prepares a campy menu of Lamb Sliders, Penne With Roasted Vegetables and Prosciutto, and to stay warm, White Hot Chocolate With Marshmallow Stirrers.
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 spends an afternoon teaching kids how to cook a simple meal at a local cooking school.
It's Halloween, so 'tis the season for a major sugar fix. Giada prepares decadent dessert with the kids in mind. She spins the Smoked Almond Caramel to perfection, turns Truffles into lollipops and creates the ultimate Homemade Orange Marshmallows for trick or treaters to enjoy in a little sugar rush before heading out into the neighborhood for an evening of Halloween fun.
Giada hosts an evening cocktail party poolside with sophisticated appetizers -- Black Forbidden Rice With Peaches and Snap Peas, Shrimp and Beef Skewers With Soy and Scallion Butter -- fun cocktails -- Ginger and Apple Martinis -- and a DJ.
Giada De Laurentiis is inspired by her recent trip to Thailand to create an exotic dinner at home. The menu features Thai Curry, Naked Spring Rolls and a sweet Thai Iced Tea.
Giada shows people how to make the most of their money when it comes to using ingredients you may already have in the fridge or in the pantry. She makes Pea Pesto Crostini, Lemon Chicken Soup With Spaghetti and Lemon-Mint Cake With Lemon Syrup.
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 plans a good old-fashioned neighborhood progressive dinner party. The evening kicks off with drinks and appetizers at one home, followed by the main course at Giada and Todd's house. Then, the group moves up the street for dessert.
Giada De Laurentiis is hosting a cocktail party for her closest friends. She provides entertaining tips and creates easy dishes for an unforgettable evening. On the menu: Polenta Half-Moons With Whipped Goat Cheese, Mini Shrimp Cakes With Ginger Butter, Citrus Couscous Cups, and a refreshing cocktail, Frozen Grapetini.
What do you do with all the Thanksgiving leftovers? Giada De Laurentiis takes some of the traditional favorites and makes fun new twists to enjoy after the holiday. The menu includes Thankful Shepherd's Pie, Cranberry Barbecue Sliders With Celery Apple Slaw and Eggs Benedict on Stuffing Cakes.
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.