Giada De Laurentiis arrives in Italy and, after opening up the holiday house, she heads into Sorrento to stock up on essential Italian ingredients. Then, Giada returns home to prepare a light meal inspired by the local goods, including Grilled Treviso with Citrus Bagna Cauda, Pan-Seared Branzino with Tomato and Capers, and Fresh Citrus with Gelato and Almond Cookies.
Giada De Laurentiis hosts a wine and appetizer party, creating bite-sized versions of popular Southern Italian dishes, and getting the wine from one of the best vineyards in Italy, located outside Positano. Her menu includes: Savory Crostata, Potato Crisps with Goat Cheese and Olives, and Parmesan and Prosciutto-Spiced Plums.
Giada De Laurentiis prepares a picnic that she and her daughter, Jade, enjoy together poolside. The portable menu features Sweet and Tangy Orzo Salad, Grilled Chicken and Broccoli Pesto Panini, and Double Chocolate Brownies.
Giada De Laurentiis and her Aunt Raffy visit the Southern Italian town of Torre Annunziata, where Giada's great-grandparents once owned a pasta factory. They head back home to make some dishes inspired by the day, including Linguine with Anchovy and Walnuts, and Fusilli with Fresh Pomodoro.
Giada De Laurentiis heads to a local Italian eatery and creates a "daily special" for the lunch hour. She and the local chef make Pan-Roasted Asparagus with Crispy Fried Egg, Roasted Chicken Cacciatore and Sin City Cookies.
Giada De Laurentiis celebrates the pizza of Naples when she creates her own fresh Neapolitan-style Pizza Dough and assembles some of her favorite pizzas at the outdoor pizza oven with her daughter, Jade, and friends. They enjoy Broccoli and Sausage Pizza and a Smoked Scamorza, Spinach and Pancetta Pizza.
Giada De Laurentiis creates dishes inspired by the incredible seafood and abundance of citrus found in Sorrento, including Grilled Swordfish with Candied Lemon Salad, and Shrimp and Grapefruit Skewers.
Giada De Laurentiis takes a trip down memory lane, recreating some of her favorite childhood dishes: Basic Parmesan Pomodoro, Pizza Bianca, and Chocolate Ricotta Toast.
Giada De Laurentiis and her Aunt Raffy dig into Nonna Luna's recipe diary to recreate Sartu Di Riso, inspired by Giada's grandparent's honeymoon on the Amalfi Coast.
Giada De Laurentiis and a friend drive to the town of Scala, and share a California/Italy-inspired lunch after a game of bocce with the locals. On the portable menu are Prosciutto Cotto Pinwheels, Marinated Salumi Sandwiches, and Tomato Avocado and Escarole Salad.
Giada De Laurentiis spends a Sunday afternoon in the kitchen cooking for a family get-together. The menu includes Roasted Beets with Cherries and Pistachios, Mushroom and Pea Farrotto, and Lamb Osso Buco.
Giada De Laurentiis visits her favorite bakery in Sorrento, where she works with the baker to make her famous pound cake. At home, Giada pairs the Pound Cake with Limoncello Zabaglione and also makes a Chocolate Pistachio Fudge Tart.
It's 5 o'clock in Positano! Giada hosts a cocktail party on her villa deck for neighbors and friends, serving an assortment of Italian cocktails along with small bites inspired by California. Her menu includes Vegan Artichoke Arancini, Smoked Whitefish Crostini, The Bitter New Yorker and The French Italian.