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Giada at Home - Episode Guide

Season 4

  • Thanksgiving Favorites

    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.

  • Nonna Luna's Recipe Diary: Chapter 2

    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.

  • Game Day Favorites

    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.

  • Sweets and Treats

    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.

  • L.A. Steak Houses

    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.

  • Go Fly a Kite

    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.

  • Cooking with Kids

    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.

  • Spring Lunch

    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.

  • Baked Goodies

    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.

  • Pure Comfort

    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.

  • Everyday Ingredients

    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.

  • Power Boost

    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.

  • Rise and Shine

    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!

  • Elegant Appetizers

    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.

  • Backyard Campout

    Season 4 - October 18, 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.

  • Chocolate Heaven

    Season 4 - October 11, 2012

    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!

  • Giada's Favorite Chilies

    Season 4 - October 4, 2012

    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 3

  • Spring Has Sprung

    Season 3 - September 20, 2012

    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.
  • If I Could Have Lunch With Anyone

    Season 3 - September 16, 2012

    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.
  • Golden Hour Beach Picnic

    Season 3 - September 13, 2012

    In this episode, Giada creates a fun menu to serve to Todd and Jade on the beach just before sunset.
  • Taste Of Peru

    Season 3 - September 13, 2012

    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.
  • Bake Sale

    Season 3 - September 9, 2012

    Giada creates some out-of-this-world baked goodies for her nephew and sister to take to the school bake sale.
  • Total Comfort

    Season 3 - September 8, 2012

    Giada enjoys some of her favorite comfort foods at a casual dinner with Jade in the kitchen.
  • Cooking With Raffy

    Season 3 - September 6, 2012

    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.
  • Big Game

    Season 3 - September 6, 2012

    Giada and Todd have friends over to watch the big game. Giada serves up a playful menu in the backyard.
  • Jade's Music Class

    Season 3 - August 20, 2012

    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.
  • More For Your Money

    Season 3 - August 13, 2012

    Giada gives us some money smart recipes that save a few dollars, but still create amazing and fun dishes.
  • Light and Fabulous

    Season 3 - July 30, 2012

    Great recipes to kick off the new year right. A menu with a healthy touch ... light on fatty ingredients, heavy on flavor.
  • Sunset Brunch

    Season 3 - July 23, 2012

    Giada, Todd and Trevor spend their Sunday morning paddle surfing in the Pacific then head home for a casual brunch with elegant touches.
  • Childhood Favorites

    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.
  • LA Nights

    Season 3 -

    Giada hosts a evening cocktail party poolside with sophisticated appetizers, fun cocktails and a DJ.
  • One Pot Meals

    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 2

  • A Few Of My Favorite Things

    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.
  • All Dresses Up

    Season 2 -

    The California style is usually laid back and casual...anything goes. But tonight, Giada invites friends over for an elegant dinner party.
  • Aloha LA

    Season 2 -

    Giada creates a tiki-style party in her own backyard. The menu has an island flair.
  • Basic Italian

    Season 2 -

    Giada prepares an Italian themed meal for her friends Sandra and Diana, who are taking Italian language classes.
  • Body and Soul

    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.
  • Bowling NIght

    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.
  • College Rivalry

    Season 2 -

    Giada some friends over to the house to watch the big game, and snack on some delicious football inspired food
  • Comfort Food

    Season 2 -

    Giada shares some of her favorite comfort food recipes. These recipes are made for making you feel better.
  • Cooking School Made Easy

    Season 2 -

    Giada makes three of her favorite recipes that she learned as a student at Cordon Bleu in Paris
  • Cucina Capri

    Season 2 -

    Giada prepares a mouth-watering menu influenced by the flavors she's grown to love during her many visits to Capri.
  • Delaurentiis Family Dinner

    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
  • Fire in the House

    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.
  • Giada On Ice

    Season 2 -

  • Giada's Sunset Brunch

    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.
  • Grill It Your Way

    Season 2 -

    Grilled Fish Kebobs with Parsley and Garlic Butter; Grilled Sirloin Steaks with Pepper and Caper Salsa Potato; Orange and Arugula Salad
  • Housewarming

    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.
  • Jade's First Birhtday

    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.
  • Let Them Eat Cake

    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
  • Light and Delicious

    Season 2 -

    Giada prepares a menu that will help viewers stick to their New Year's Resolution to follow a healthy diet.
  • Lunch with Raffy

    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!
  • Lunch With The Girls

    Season 2 -

    Giada invites over a few of her girlfriends for afternoon of laid back fun.
  • Northern Italian

    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.
  • Paint & Party

    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.
  • Picnic at the Getty

    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.
  • Pizza Party

    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.
  • Play Date

    Season 2 -

    Eloisa comes over to the house to hang with Giada, while the kids, Julian and Jade, enjoy a play date.
  • Progressive Dinner Party

    Season 2 -

    Giada plans a good old-fashioned neighborhood progressive dinner party
  • Sugar Rush

    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.
  • Tex Mex BBQ

    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.
  • Todd Loves Thai

    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.
  • Todd's Midwestern Favorites

    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.
  • Totally Fried

    Season 2 -

    Giada prepares four dishes that are all fried, including a fried dessert.
  • Walk For Life

    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.
  • When Life Gives you Lemons

    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

  • Around the World

    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.  
  • Art House

    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.
  • Beach Volleyball

    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.
  • Breakfast For Dinner

    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.
  • Bridal Shower

    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.
  • Busy Day Menu

    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.
  • California BBQ

    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!
  • California Light and Healthy

    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.
  • California Sushi

    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.
  • Cocktails With Couples

    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.
  • Day of Indulgence

    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.
  • Dig in for a Cause

    Season 1 -

    Giada educates viewers about the charity OXFAM and the deeds it does to help fight world hunger.
  • Food and Fashion

    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.
  • Food and Fun for Everyone

    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.
  • Garden Party

    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.
  • Happy Trails

    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.
  • Last Minute Menu

    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.
  • Lazy Day Lunch

    Season 1 -

    Giada shares some recipes to enjoy rain or shine.
  • Lobster Bake

    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.
  • Many Thanks

    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.
  • More Cheese Please

    Season 1 -

    Giada makes three recipes that are all framed around one main ingredient that she loves- CHEESE!
  • Moroccan Magic

    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.
  • Pasta Party

    Season 1 -

    Giada whips up a pasta buffet with baked pasta, stuffed pasta, and pasta salad all in different shapes, cuts, colors and flavors.
  • Picnic in the Park

    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.
  • Polo Brunch

    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.
  • Recipe Sharing

    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.
  • Remembering Rome

    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. 
  • Road Trip Picnic

    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.
  • Rock The Block

    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.
  • Small Bites

    Season 1 -

    Giada prepares smaller versions of some of her favorite dishes.
  • Special Delivery

    Season 1 -

    Giada prepares healthy, hearty and freeze-easy meals for her pregnant friend.
  • Spring Fling

    Season 1 -

    Giada makes fun, light, happy food that celebrates the arrival of spring.
  • Surfs Up

    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.
  • Sweet Treats

    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.
  • Table for Two

    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.
  • The Boys in the Band

    Season 1 -

    Giada's friends are in the band and  they are releasing an album so everyone gathers  to celebrate.
  • We'll Always Have Paris

    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.
  • Welcome Home

    Season 1 -

    Giada makes Carolyna a 'good to be home' meal.