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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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All Giada in Italy Recipes

White Beans and Cavolo Nero

Pappa al Pomodoro

Artichoke Manhattan

Octopus Panzanella

Fresh Citrus with Gelato and Almond Cookies

Grilled Treviso with Citrus Bagna Cauda

Asparagus with Grilled Melon Salad

Grilled Swordfish with Candied Lemon Salad

Creamy Orzo with Prosciutto and Peas

Savory Crostata

Pasta and Potatoes with Provolone del Monaco

Fusilli with Fresh Pomodoro

Avocado and White Bean Dip

Pork Chop Agrodolce

Carbonara Cacio e Pepe

Pound Cake with Limoncello Zabaglione

Grilled Chicken and Broccoli Pesto Panini

Shrimp and Grapefruit Skewers

Chianti Affogato

Lemon Crepes with Almond Mascarpone

Sin City Cookies

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Parmesan and Prosciutto Spiced Plums

Smoked Scamorza, Spinach and Pancetta Pizza

Roasted Squash with Cherries and Pistachios

Chocolate Cherry Shortbread Cookies

Mista Salad

About the Host

Giada De Laurentiis

Born in Rome, Giada grew up in a large Italian family where the culture of food was a staple in and of itself. She has an impressive background of culinary training and a unique, personable charm, and she is a globally revered celebrity chef who continues to prove her skill and accessibility with her expanding presence.

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