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

Roasted Squash with Cherries and Pistachios

Sin City Cookies

Lemon Crepes with Almond Mascarpone

Carbonara Cacio e Pepe

Pan-Seared Branzino with Tomato and Capers

Pizza Bianca

Avocado and White Bean Dip

Fusilli with Fresh Pomodoro

Stracciatella with Strawberries and Vin Santo

Sartu di Riso

Ravioli alla Caprese

Pasta and Potatoes with Provolone del Monaco

Savory Crostata

Gateau di Patate

Grappa-Poached Pears with Speck

Marinated Bistecca Fiorentina

Double Chocolate Brownies

Campanelle with Fresh Puttanesca

Pan-Fried Zucchini with Anchovy Vinaigrette

Mushroom and Pea Farrotto

Mascarpone Sorbetto with Rosemary Honey

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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