Giada's Essentials

Italian Language 101 17 Videos

Check out Giada's glossary for a beginner's guide to Italiano.

Master the Basics

Behind the Scenes in Italy

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Culinary Traditions

Giada's Aunt Raffy joined her in the kitchen to help prepare a tried-and-true recipe.

Last-Minute Checks

With a sprawling Italian vista behind her, Giada checked the episode notes during a break in filming.

La Dolce Vita

The mountains in the distance, the crimson-colored roofs of the city and the lush trees — the Florence scenery is the epitome of charm.

Toppings Galore

Just like us, Giada's daughter, Jade, doesn't hold back when putting the finishing touches on a pizza.

Extra Lighting

See the lighting rig hanging above Giada's head? That was there to help provide adequate light to the set while shooting outdoors.

Best Buds

Jade and her cousin Julian came together for a quick picture between takes.

Family Feast

With three generations of family members in the kitchen, you can be sure there's no shortage of laughter and comforting recipes.

Taking the Kitchen Outdoors

Complete with a working sink, the alfresco set for Giada in Italy provided not just a functional kitchen but also sprawling views of Florence and beyond.

Dessert in Progress

As she worked on her chocolate shortbread cookies, Giada looked out to the crew members on hand.

Recipes from Giada in Italy

Learn Giada's secrets for putting her signature spin on old-school dishes with her fan-favorite recipes featured on the show.

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Most Popular Recipes

All Giada in Italy Recipes

Sin City Cookies

Basic Parmesan Pomodoro

Ziti Stufati

Pan-Seared Branzino with Tomato and Capers

Pizza Dough

Grilled Treviso with Citrus Bagna Cauda

Roasted Chicken Cacciatore

Sweet and Tangy Orzo Salad

Artichoke and Fennel Crudo

Artichoke Manhattan

Marinated Bistecca Fiorentina

Grilled Swordfish with Candied Lemon Salad

Potato Crisps with Goat Cheese and Olives

Fusilli with Fresh Pomodoro

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Linguine with Anchovy and Walnuts

Sweet Onion Carbonara

Crostini with Smoked Whitefish

The Gentle Italian

Carbonara Cacio e Pepe

Octopus Panzanella

Parmesan and Prosciutto Spiced Plums

Fusilli with Fresh Pomodoro

Pan-Roasted Asparagus with a Crispy Fried Egg

Pasta and Potatoes with Provolone del Monaco

Savory Crostata

Mushroom and Pea Farrotto

About the Host

Giada De Laurentiis

Giada never has a dull moment, between sharing Italian-style recipes on Giada at Home and serving as a Food Network Star mentor and judge.

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