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


Ricotta Gelato Toast

Pizza Dough

Italian Tuna Salad

Timballo Genovese

Aglio e Olio with Peas and Prosciutto

Basic Parmesan Pomodoro

Creamy Orzo with Prosciutto and Peas

Mista Salad

Avocado and White Bean Dip

Pan-Roasted Asparagus with a Crispy Fried Egg

Tomato, Avocado and Escarole Salad

Prosciutto Cotto Pinwheels

Parmesan and Prosciutto Spiced Plums

Torrone 'Mess'

Stracciatella with Strawberries and Vin Santo

Potato Crisps with Goat Cheese and Olives

White Beans and Cavolo Nero

Fritto Misto

Mussels with Fennel and Italian Beer

Grilled Shrimp with Peach Cocktail Sauce

About the Host

Giada De Laurentiis

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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