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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
It's Jade's first birthday, so Giada is hosting a kids' party in her backyard. The party has a fun animal theme complete with games and costumes.
Giada De Laurentiis and her family are big fans of the LA Galaxy soccer team. Giada hosts a kid party in her backyard and invites some of the players. They enjoy some soccer fun and a lunch kids and adults will enjoy: Turkey and Spinach Taquitos and Parmesan Lavash Chips With Creamy Tomato-Basil Dip.
Giada De Laurentiis donates a garden to an elementary school in Compton that will be incorporated into the school's curriculum. Giada, other volunteers and students plant the garden together. Months later, Giada and Jade will check in with the kids and the progress, packing along a kid friendly picnic lunch of Pancetta, Fontina and Zucchini Quiche, Mini Carrot-Apple Cupcakes and Cavatappi with Roasted Vegetables and Creamy Lemon-Herb Dressing to enjoy with students and faculty.
Giada De Laurentiis makes three recipes influenced by the cuisine of Venice, Italy and the fresh flavors of Venice, California. It's a fusion of cultures that reflect Giada's favorite foods; Lemony Shrimp and Risotto, 3-Cheese and Artichoke Calzones and Citrus Gelato.
Giada visits LA's Original Farmer's Market, an historic hotspot with every kind of food purveyor under the California sun. She picks up a selection of meat and fish, along with seasonal veggies. Then, Giada returns to her kitchen, where she comes up with a variety of marinades and sauces. Then, friends gather around a backyard BBQ pit to grill the meat and fish to their own personal specifications.
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 loves desserts. In this "Giada at Home" episode she creates two of her favorites that taste as good as they look. Giada bakes an Amaretto Chocolate Tart with Apricot Cream and a Frozen Meringue Cake with Raspberry-Balsamic Syrup.
Giada De Laurentiis feels right at home making three decadent Italian desserts that anyone would love, including Mostaccioli, an Italian cookie, a chocolate Salami and out of this world apple fritters.
Bake sale goodies with a unique flare! Giada De Laurentiis spends the day in the kitchen baking a variety of fabulous treats including S'more Brownie Bites, Lemon Carnival Cookies, and Sweet Peach Cake.
Giada creates a tiki-style party, complete with Hawaiian music, in her own backyard. Even the menu has an island flare: Tilapia Fish Tacos With Arugula, Sweet and Spicy Chicken Drumettes and an Aloha L.A. Cocktail.
Giada De Laurentiis takes inspiration from L.A.'s great Mexican food, hosting a Mexican feast for friends and preparing a menu of modern Mexican dishes like Stuffed Red Pepper Rellenos, Chipotle Shrimp and Arugula Salad, Watermelon, Strawberry and Agua Fresca and Tres Leches Tiramisu.
Inspired by the flavors of Spain, Giada De Laurentiis creates an authentic menu that features a Spanish Potato Omelet; a Quick and Easy Romesco Sauce; Seafood, Sausage and Chicken Fideua and Spirited Triple-Lemon Malt.
Giada spends an afternoon teaching kids how to cook a simple meal at a local cooking school.