Go Behind the Scenes with Giada
Benvenuto in Italia

Go Behind the Scenes with Giada

In the ultimate summer escape, Giada's heading to Florence for culinary adventures and traditional family feasts. Check out these insider snapshots to see what life is like on the banks of the Arno.

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  • Giada De Laurentiis and her family gather at a villa in the Tuscan countryside for a family reunion celebration. Platters of food fill the long Italian table, and Giada has enlisted everyone to help out in the kitchen to prepare a menu of family favorites that are full of traditional northern Italian ingredients, including Octopus Panzanella, Hazelnut Chicken and Stracciatella with Strawberry and Vin Santo.

  • Giada De Laurentiis and her family gather at a villa in the Tuscan countryside for a family reunion celebration. Platters of food fill the long Italian table, and Giada has enlisted everyone to help out in the kitchen to prepare a menu of family favorites that are full of traditional northern Italian ingredients, including Octopus Panzanella, Hazelnut Chicken and Stracciatella with Strawberry and Vin Santo.

  • Giada De Laurentiis spends the day taking a boat trip along Florence's Arno River and enjoying a traditional Italian spread with her daughter, sister and nephew. The picnic menu includes Kale Salsa Verde Bruschetta, Tuna, White Bean and Bitter Greens Salad, and Torrone Mess for a light dessert.

  • Giada De Laurentiis spends the day taking a boat trip along Florence's Arno River and enjoying a traditional Italian spread with her daughter, sister and nephew. The picnic menu includes Kale Salsa Verde Bruschetta, Tuna, White Bean and Bitter Greens Salad, and Torrone Mess for a light dessert.

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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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Follow Giada De Laurentiis back to her birthplace for an extended holiday, as she revisits family, friends and the flavors that inspire her life's work. Whether digging into her grandmother's ancient recipe book with Aunt Raffy, exploring the site of her grandfather's former pasta factory, inspiring her to make homemade noodles "the old fashioned way," or cheering on and then making a California-inspired feast for her uncle's soccer team, this trip is all about the bounty and beauty of Italy, enjoyed with friends and family.

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Follow Giada De Laurentiis back to her birthplace for an extended holiday, as she revisits family, friends and the flavors that inspire her life's work. Whether digging into her grandmother's ancient recipe book with Aunt Raffy, exploring the site of her grandfather's former pasta factory, inspiring her to make homemade noodles "the old fashioned way," or cheering on and then making a California-inspired feast for her uncle's soccer team, this trip is all about the bounty and beauty of Italy, enjoyed with friends and family.

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