Season 4 - October 10, 2013
Thanksgiving is a time to spend with friends, family and fabulous food! Giada De Laurentiis creates a fresh approach to a classic menu with Roasted Root Vegetable Salad, Pumpkin and Goat Cheese Risotto, and Cranberry-Orange Glazed Turkey for a memorable Thanksgiving.
Season 4 - September 12, 2013
Aunt Raffy joins Giada De Laurentiis in the kitchen to re-create a few of grandmother Nonna Luna's recipes. Nonna Luna's recipe diaries include a wealth of family recipes and cooking secrets passed down from Nonna Luna to Raffy, and then from Raffy to Giada. Some of Giada's favorites include Nonna's Artichokes, Baked Risotto and a special Spinach Loaf.
Season 4 - September 5, 2013
It's a big football weekend and Giada De Laurentiis cooks up some fabulous munchies that will leave her guests talking about the food and the football! Giada's big game food includes Caprese Burgers, Warm Artichoke and Bacon Dip, and Spicy Cinnamon-Chocolate Brownies.
Season 4 - August 29, 2013
Kids love surprises at Halloween! Giada De Laurentiis prepares entertaining and spooky treats for her young Halloween guests: Chocolate Apricot Bugs, Cinnamon Pumpkin Roll with Chocolate Filling, and delicious Macaroon Lollipops.
Season 4 - April 24, 2013
Giada De Laurentiis loves chocolate! She shares some of her favorite mouth watering chocolate recipes including a Homemade Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread, Double Chocolate and Mint Cookies, Brownie-Walnut Pie, and to top it off, a Chocolate-Espresso Martini!
Season 4 - April 17, 2013
It's tailgating time and Giada De Laurentiis prepares unique chili recipes from around the country! With California Turkey Chili, Vegetarian Chili Verde, and Short Rib Chili, Giada kicks off game day with winning recipes.
Season 4 - April 10, 2013
Los Angeles has a variety of unique steak houses that have become part of the local culture. Inspired by a few restaurants' signature dishes, Giada hosts an intimate "steak house party" featuring Butter Lettuce Salad With Gorgonzola and Pear Vinaigrette, Grilled Ribeye With Tomato and Poblano Chili Sauce and Spiced Bourbon, Beer and Maple Martinis.
Season 4 - April 3, 2013
Giada De Laurentiis and her daughter, Jade, fly a kite on the beach while Giada's husband, Todd, enjoys the water kite surfing. Todd joins the girls and they share an elegant picnic dinner. Giada makes Gruyere and Spinach Bakes, Orzo with Artichoke Pesto and Grilled Corn and, for dessert, Strawberry and Lemon Meringue Clouds.
Season 4 - March 27, 2013
Giada De Laurentiis creates simple recipes that Jade and her friends will love: yummy variations on children's favorites, Cheesy Pastry Puffs, Spaghetti Nests and Chocolate-Cranberry Treats.
Season 4 - March 20, 2013
Giada De Laurentiis creates a perfect meal for her friends that celebrates the flavors of springtime. The light and healthy recipes include Linguine with Shrimp, Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes; Fennel, Radish and Chive Salad; and a refreshing Peach, Raspberry and Lime Sangria.
Season 4 - November 29, 2012
Bake sale goodies with a unique flare! Giada De Laurentiis spends the day in the kitchen baking a variety of fabulous treats including S'more Brownie Bites, Lemon Carnival Cookies, and Sweet Peach Cake.
Season 4 - November 22, 2012
Nothing beats an evening of amazing comfort food with your family. Giada De Laurentiis whips up a hearty meal for Todd and Jade; Pork Chops with Apples and Pancetta, Three-Cheese Potato Gratin, and a delicious Fried Banana Split.
Season 4 - November 15, 2012
The holidays are over, and it's time to start the New Year off right! Giada De Laurentiis prepares an affordable and delicious meal of Strawberry Cream Parfaits, Hearty Meatball Stew, and Artichoke Soup with Fresh Mint.
Season 4 - November 8, 2012
Giada De Laurentiis prepares healthy, energizing recipes with amazing flavors for her New Year's Resolution! Giada uses fresh ingredients for a revitalizing menu that includes Rise and Shine Juice, Baked Halibut with Arugula Salsa Verde, Turkey, Kale, and Brown Rice Soup, and a healthy dessert of Blueberry Frozen Yogurt.
Season 4 - November 1, 2012
Rise and Shine with Giada De Laurentiis and get the morning started with a gourmet approach to breakfast classics. The delicious menu includes Creamy Polenta with Bacon and Cranberries, Sweet and Sticky Caramel-Hazelnut Rolls, Italian Sausage and Egg Bake, and a refreshing Strawberry, Lemon and Basil Mimosa!
Season 4 - October 25, 2012
Giada De Laurentiis is hosting a cocktail party for her closest friends. She provides entertaining tips and creates easy dishes for an unforgettable evening. On the menu: Polenta Half-Moons with Whipped Goat Cheese, Mini Shrimp Cakes with Ginger Butter, Citrus Couscous Cups, and a refreshing cocktail, Frozen Grapetini.
Season 4 - October 21, 2012
Giada De Laurentiis and Todd host a twilight party in their Malibu backyard, complete with fun camp-style food! Todd sets up a tent, pillows and sleeping bags for Jade and Julian, as Giada prepares a campy menu of Lamb Sliders, Penne With Roasted Vegetables and Prosciutto, and to stay warm, White Hot Chocolate With Marshmallow Stirrers.
Season 3 -Giada creates some out-of-this-world baked goodies for her nephew and sister to take to the school bake sale.
Season 3 -Giada and Todd have friends over to watch the big game. Giada serves up a playful menu in the backyard.
Season 3 -Giada makes three recipes that she and her siblings enjoyed as kids. She invites Eloisa and Igor over to the house to take a trip down memory lane and enjoy the cohesive menu.
Season 3 -Giada and Raffy continue their recipe swapping tradition. The two exchange two of their favorite dishes and then sit down to enjoy their hard work.
Season 3 -In this episode, Giada creates a fun menu to serve to Todd and Jade on the beach just before sunset.
Season 3 -Giada invites someone she admires over for a casual lunch. Apollonia Poilane, the owner of Poilane bakery in Paris stops by to enjoy a French inspired menu.
Season 3 -Jade loves to sing and dance so Giada hosts Jade's music class at home and treats the kids and parents to a whimsical and delicious lunch.
Season 3 -Giada hosts a evening cocktail party poolside with sophisticated appetizers, fun cocktails and a DJ.
Season 3 -Great recipes to kick off the new year right. A menu with a healthy touch ... light on fatty ingredients, heavy on flavor.
Season 3 -Giada gives us some money smart recipes that save a few dollars, but still create amazing and fun dishes.
Season 3 -Four great recipes that can be made built in either a Dutch oven or saucepan ... everything from a hearty soup to an appetizer and even dessert.
Season 3 -Giada De Laurentiis celebrates Easter at home with her family. It's an intimate early afternoon celebration in the backyard. Giada gives Easter lamb a twist with a quinoa crust accompanied by orzo with a smokey vinaigrette and stacked eggplant and asparagus napoleons.
Season 3 -Giada, Todd and Trevor spend their Sunday morning paddle surfing in the Pacific then head home for a casual brunch with elegant touches.
Season 3 -Inspired by her visit to Peru with Oxfam, Giada prepares an authentic Peruvian meal and has her friends over to enjoy the food in her backyard.
Season 3 -Giada enjoys some of her favorite comfort foods at a casual dinner with Jade in the kitchen.
Season 2 -Giada takes us on a global adventure with dishes from New Mexico, Jackson Hole and a recipe inspired by a favorite restaurant in Los Angeles.
Season 2 -The California style is usually laid back and casual...anything goes. But tonight, Giada invites friends over for an elegant dinner party.
Season 2 -Giada creates a tiki-style party in her own backyard. The menu has an island flair.
Season 2 -Giada prepares an Italian themed meal for her friends Sandra and Diana, who are taking Italian language classes.
Season 2 -Giada invites her yoga instructor, and some other friends, over to the house for a day of rejuvenation. Giada's instructor leads a poolside yoga class, showing guests some simple poses that they can do anytime...anywhere...to relieve stress and tension. Giada prepares a healthy menu to be enjoyed after the class.
Season 2 -Giada and friends go to Lucky Strike for a night of fun and bowling. Giada prepares dinner at the house first, then the group enjoys dessert at the bowling alley.
Season 2 -Giada some friends over to the house to watch the big game, and snack on some delicious football inspired food
Season 2 -Giada shares some of her favorite comfort food recipes. These recipes are made for making you feel better.
Season 2 -Giada makes three of her favorite recipes that she learned as a student at Cordon Bleu in Paris
Season 2 -Giada prepares a mouth-watering menu influenced by the flavors she's grown to love during her many visits to Capri.
Season 2 -The De Laurentiis family gathers for an epic family feast. Only, this time, instead of the expected Italian cuisine, Giada serves up another family favorite...Chinese
Season 2 -It's the annual Firefighter's Pancake Breakfast and, this year, the local department is asking for Giada's help. Instead of serving the usual boring pancakes, scrambled eggs and greasy bacon, firefighters want to impress neighbors with an upgraded menu. So, Giada helps them create the best pancake breakfast of all time. Then, Giada, Todd and Jade join their fellow neighbors to enjoy the community feast.
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Season 2 -Giada and Todd host a backyard party that's timed for sunset. The party is all about hanging out and being comfortable. Friends wear sweats or lounge wear and the food is gourmet comfort food. The setting is very "white world" with big poofs and mattresses in the backyard...very relaxed.
Season 2 -Grilled Fish Kebobs with Parsley and Garlic Butter; Grilled Sirloin Steaks with Pepper and Caper Salsa Potato; Orange and Arugula Salad
Season 2 -Giada has a friend who just redesigned their kitchen. The friend is having a potluck party to unveil the kitchen to friends. Giada shares her favorite potluck recipes to take to the party.
Season 2 -It's Jade's first birthday, so Giada is hosting a kids' party in her backyard. The party has a fun animal theme complete with games and costumes.
Season 2 -Giada hosts a backyard party for her friends and their kids. The menu appeals to grown-ups but offers a kid friendly twist
Season 2 -Giada prepares a menu that will help viewers stick to their New Year's Resolution to follow a healthy diet.
Season 2 -Giada has referred to her Aunty Raffy as her cooking soul mate. In "Lunch with Raffy,” Giada invites her aunt over for an afternoon of fun in the kitchen. Together they create a tasty lunch that is just as fun to make as it is to eat!
Season 2 -Giada invites over a few of her girlfriends for afternoon of laid back fun.
Season 2 -Giada hosts a dinner party at her house with a menu that focuses on Northern Italian cuisine. The dinner includes a sampling of full-bodied red wines from the northern region of Italy.
Season 2 -Giada invites some friends over for a signature cocktail, fun appetizers and a blank canvas. Each guest gets their own easel and blank canvas to create a masterpiece while they enjoy Giada's deliciously creative menu.
Season 2 -Giada takes Jade and a friend to the famous Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The group enjoys the spectacular art, followed by a homemade picnic lunch in the Getty's majestic gardens.
Season 2 -Giada invites friends over for a pizza party. She makes the dough by scratch and comes up with three delicious pizzas recipes. Friends munch on the homemade pizzas while they make their own individual pies. Giada supplies custom "To Go" boxes so each guest can take home his pizza creation to cook and enjoy later.
Season 2 -Eloisa comes over to the house to hang with Giada, while the kids, Julian and Jade, enjoy a play date.
Season 2 -Giada plans a good old-fashioned neighborhood progressive dinner party
Season 2 -It's Halloween, so 'tis the season for a major sugar fix. Giada prepares decadent dessert with the kids in mind. She spins the chocolate turtle to perfection, turns truffles into lollipops and creates the ultimate marshmallows for trick or treaters to enjoy in a little sugar rush before heading out into the neighborhood for an evening of Halloween fun.
Season 2 -Giada has some friends who travel to Mexico on vacation and bring home a very fun piñata for Jade. The whimsical gift inspires Giada to throw a backyard BBQ with a Tex Mex/Southwestern theme. Giada's festive menu includes fajitas, a black bean, tomato and corn salad and yummy churros.
Season 2 -Todd loves Thai food and is always asking Giada to whip up some Thai inspired recipes. So, tonight, Giada decides to be a little adventurous and surprises Todd with a Thai themed meal.
Season 2 -Giada makes a special meal for Todd, Trevor, Tommy and Kelly that reflects some of Todd and Trevor's favorite childhood dishes. Giada gives the Midwestern classics her own special Italian/California twist.
Season 2 -Giada prepares four dishes that are all fried, including a fried dessert.
Season 2 -Giada and some of her girlfriends walk a 5K race in Los Angeles to benefit cancer research. The night before the race, Giada prepares a nutritious and energizing meal for her team to enjoy. She also makes a delicious snack for the group to munch on during the walk.
Season 2 -Giada loves lemons. In fact, a few months ago she hosted a lunch at her house and one of her guests, Julie, brought Giada a lemon tree as a gift. Well...Giada planted that tree in her backyard. It's grown considerably since then and now bares big, healthy, beautiful lemons. So...Giada decides to use the lemons from her tree to create a lemon themed meal.
Season 1 -Giada prepares a cohesive menu based on her love of world cuisine. Giada's menu represents Trinidad, India and an Italian fusion creation.
Season 1 -Giada transforms part of her home into a gallery for one night to host an art show and display the work of one of her artist friends, Darren Quinn. Giada's party menu will be as colorful as the paintings, but also easy to eat since guests will be mingling and viewing art. Darren lives on Maui so the party decor will have a Hawaiian feel to set the mood and accent his artwork.
Season 1 -It's the annual De Laurentiis volleyball tournament and this year Giada is in charge of the food! Giada makes a portable menu.
Season 1 -Todd loves breakfast for dinner and in Italy, "Eggs for dinner" is very common so Giada prepares a delicious menu that is perfect for a relaxed and casual night poolside with lots of candlelight and comfy attire.
Season 1 -Giada prepares food for a bridal shower she is co-hosting for a close friend. The idea is that the event be relaxed with some unique surprises. Giada is creating food that steers clear from the typical mini-sandwiches, cake and punch. Instead, she offers a unique menu that is both playful and unexpected... plus some decorating tips and thoughtful gift ideas for the bride to be.
Season 1 -We follow Giada from breakfast to dinner and capture everything in between. She shows us that there is always time to cook a delicious meal.
Season 1 -Giada prepares a fun and festive menu for an outdoor California Style BBQ. The menu incorporates Todd's favorite foods. It's All-American, think Burgers, Rings and Shakes with a twist!
Season 1 -Giada is inspired to create a meal full of citrus flavors. Giada also makes an impromptu visit to a lemonade stand set up by some neighborhood kids. In the kitchen, she creates a meal that is incredibly fresh, citrus-esque and very California.
Season 1 -When sushi first arrived in America, it landed in LA... where it was quickly California-ized. Octopus tentacles were replaced with cucumber slices, and grilled blow-fish was blown off for avocado and cream cheese. Nowhere is the customization of sushi more of a California art form than at one of Giada's favorite sushi restraurants - Hamasaku. In this episode, Giada and her friend go to Hamasaku for lunch, where they design their own rolls and have some fun with Toshi, Hamasaku's charming and personable owner. As a result of this experience, Giada is inspired to throw a sushi making party at home, and invites a few friends over to hang out in the kitchen and make their own rolls. In the process, Giada shows how genuinely easy and fun it is to make beautiful and delicious sushi, while providing helpful timesavings tips.
Season 1 -It's a casual cocktail party at sunset on the patio. Giada invites friends over for a few light appetizers and a cocktail.
Season 1 -Giada prepares a menu for a relaxing Spa Day at home with her friends. The husbands and kids head off for a day at the park so Giada and the other moms may enjoy spa treatments and a lunch full of comfort food. Lifestyle tips include Yoga on the beach, and an afternoon of pampering with a mobile spa service. Green Bliss Eco Spa offerns only organic treatments including facials, massages, and mani-pedis in the comfort of your own home. In this "Zen Den", Giada's menu incorporates indulgent foods with a healthier touch that can easily be recreated in any kitchen.
Season 1 -Giada educates viewers about the charity OXFAM and the deeds it does to help fight world hunger.
Season 1 -Giada combines her love of fashion and food by hosting a trunk show that highlights the work of three of her favorite designer friends. Since the clothing is a mix, the menu also includes an eclectic blend of flavors. Plus, the food that Giada makes is really easy to eat while walking around the house and mingling with guests... it's also stylish, creative, and artfully presented.
Season 1 -Friends, family and their kids come over for an evening of fun. Giada has hired a babysitter and has put the kids outside where she sets up beanbags, snacks, games etc. The grown-ups are inside playing grown-up games. The idea is that the menu is versatile it s suitable for both adults and kids you don't ALWAYS have to make a separate menu for the kids.
Season 1 -Giada hosts a beautiful garden party to celebrate Earth Day. Giada's menu incorporates ingredients from her garden and local Santa Monica Farmers Market.
Season 1 -Giada and Todd set out together for a day outdoors, on a day-hike. Giada goes to Adventure 16 to gear up, and then prepares the food that she'll pack for their hike.
Season 1 -Todd and Giada have invited a few friends over last minute, so Giada whips up something that's really easy but looks like she slaved all day.
Season 1 -Giada shares some recipes to enjoy rain or shine.
Season 1 -Giada prepares food for a traditional lobster bake with friends. The group will gather at the beach to build a 3-4 foot hole in the sand that will be used as an "oven" to cook the lobsters Giada buys.
Season 1 -Giada prepares a luncheon to thank all the key people on her team, including her lawyer, publicist, assistant, recipe tester, book editor, and television crew.
Season 1 -Giada makes three recipes that are all framed around one main ingredient that she loves- CHEESE!
Season 1 -It's summer and there's nothing quite like a poolside cocktail party with live music and amazing food. Giada takes the "exotic" up a notch by making this summer fancy a Moroccan-themed gathering, timed perfectly for sunset. Her backyard is transformed into a colorful and sophisticated party scene, providing a new twist on a hot and sexy California night. The food? Also sexy AND Delicious, with Giada's glamorous touch.
Season 1 -Giada whips up a pasta buffet with baked pasta, stuffed pasta, and pasta salad all in different shapes, cuts, colors and flavors.
Season 1 -Giada prepares a picnic menu that is both portable and delicious for an outdoor concert, offering a fun and unexpected twist on the typical picnic fare.
Season 1 -Giada prepares brunch for a day at a polo match at Will Rogers State Park. Every Saturday and Sunday from April to October you can watch a polo match and the best part is, it's Free! Polo is lively, loud, beautiful and full of tradition. There are several polot grouds around the country, but Giada's brunch menu is practical for any outdoor spectator event - portable, colorful and flavorful, but still on the healthy side.
Season 1 -Cooking is a shared experience and Giada invites her Aunt Raffy into the kitchen for a recipe swap. Everyone has a recipe that is a favorite, has been passed down thorugh generations, or is a self-creation. Either way, the outcome is delicious and meant to be enjoyed by as many friends and family members as possible.
Season 1 -It is a trip down memory lane. Giada is inspired to create a nostalgic Italian meal after looking through old photos of her childhood in Rome. Family members visit Giada in the kitchen as she cooks a menu that highlights some of her favorite Italian food memories.
Season 1 -Giada packs the perfect picnic for a trip on the road. She give tips how to make the meal easy to eat in the car or at a picnic spot.
Season 1 -Giada decides to take charge of her neighborhood block party and make it extra special. Her menu foregoes the typical outdoor party food with chic and out of the ordinary dishes.
Season 1 -Giada prepares smaller versions of some of her favorite dishes.
Season 1 -Giada prepares healthy, hearty and freeze-easy meals for her pregnant friend.
Season 1 -Giada makes fun, light, happy food that celebrates the arrival of spring.
Season 1 -Todd and his buddies are out at sea (kite surfing) and hungry for some good surf and turf, so Giada prepares fabulous surf-n-turf for the famished seamen.
Season 1 -Dessert, dessert and more dessert one dish can be packaged up to take to a friend. Another is a creation based on Todd's favorite sweet treat that he will indulge on throughout the week.
Season 1 -Giada and her husband Todd hire a babysitter and plan a very memorable date night at home. Giada plans the menu and makes the food, while Todd takes care of every other detail.
Season 1 -Giada's friends are in the band and they are releasing an album so everyone gathers to celebrate.
Season 1 -Giada creates a backyard dinner inspired by recent vacation to Paris. Giada plans an evening that reflects the flavors, adventures and activities of the trip - it's an opportunity to bring the travel experience back home.
Season 1 -Giada makes Carolyna a 'good to be home' meal.