Behind the Scenes of Giada in Italy
Join Giada De Laurentiis and her family in Florence, Italy, for the summer vacation of a lifetime, complete with authentic recipes and culinary adventures.
Giada's Aunt Raffy joined her in the kitchen to help prepare a tried-and-true recipe.
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.
Just like us, Giada's daughter, Jade, doesn't hold back when putting the finishing touches on a pizza.
See the lighting rig hanging above Giada's head? That was there to help provide adequate light to the set while shooting outdoors.
Jade and her cousin Julian came together for a quick picture between takes.
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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