WITH GIADA DE LAURENTIIS
Italians love pasta no matter what the season. Giada De Laurentiis is going to show you how to create pasta dishes that will take you from winter to summer and all the in-between seasons. Ring in spring with Penne with Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes; Fusilli with Shrimp, Orange and Arugula will cool you down in the summer; Whole-Grain Spaghetti with Pecorino, Prosciutto and Pepper is the perfect fall dish; and Swiss Chard and Sweet Pea Manicotti will keep you warm in winter.
Giada De Laurentiis grew up skiing the Italian Alps and after a long day on the slopes she loved to warm up with the local northern Italian mountain food. She's going to show you how to prepare some of her favorite dishes from the Italian Alps; Beef and Butternut Squash Stew, Hearty Tomato Soup with Lemon and Rosemary, and Apple Zeppole with Cinnamon Whipped Cream.
Nothing's better than digging into a hearty Italian meal that's filled with the flavors of fall. Giada gets big pots bubbling on the stove, with a comforting Italian Vegetable Soup with Phyllo Croutons to dip, plus an oh-so-tender Lamb Stew. Instead of apple pie for dessert, Giada's baking up simply sweet Apple Crostatas.
Italian street vendors are masters at making quick, delicious foods that cost next to nothing. Giada brings some of these classic recipes back to her kitchen and puts her own spin on her favorite Italian street foods: Sausage, Peppers and Onions; Fried Ravioli; Zeppole.
A one pot meal may mean fewer dishes, but the real treat is to spend the day with the comforting aromas of a home-cooked meal bubbling on the stove or baking in the oven. Today, Giada's making her favorite one-pot meals: Italian Cheese Fondue, Lentil Soup and Baked Tortellini oozing with melted cheese.
While her friends fill the tree with beautiful decorations, Giada fills their appetites with Italian favorites to match the season. A hearty Cioppino soup brimming with fresh seafood, Pizza Blanca sprinkled with flavorful herbs and a decadent Panettone Trifle for dessert.
Giada makes an Italian gift basket that will keep her family and friends enjoying Christmas well into the new year. With recipes for Salami and Gorgonzola Biscuits, Ragu With Pancetta and Prosciutto, Toasted Cecchi, Almonds and Pistachios and Parma-Style Carrot Cake.
No holiday is complete without an array of colorful, buttery-sweet cookies to nibble. Today, Giada's making batches of her all-time favorite Italian cookies -- Florentines, Fig and Walnut Cookies and Holiday Biscotti -- and wrapping them up as holiday gifts. These are so yummy, it'll be hard to give them away.
Giada De Laurentiis is throwing a white Christmas party and you're invited. She's going to prepare an amazing holiday brunch buffet to ring in the good cheer. The menu: Linguine and Prosciutto Frittatas, Arugula and Roasted Fruit Salad with Panettone Croutons and Parmesan Potato Pancake.
Giada De Laurentiis recently went on a spa weekend with some girlfriends and came back inspired to recreate some of her favorite healthy meals giving them her unique Italian touches. She makes Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Lemon, Basil and Salmon; Pork Chops Stuffed with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach; and Artichoke and Tomato Panzanella.
Giada cooks a light and healthy lunch for her girlfriends, with Conghilie With Clams and Mussels, Tuscan Salad, Grapefruit Zabaglione Over Mixed Berries and Blissini.
Today it's all about great Italian food that won't weigh you down. Giada's preparing flavorful dishes like Garlic and Citrus Chicken, a super light and healthy Spinach Sauce to mix into pasta and a fruity but tart Cranberry Granita that will cleanse the palate.
Giada De Laurentiis is going to show you how to make some of her favorite healthy, Italian snacks! The best part is that you can make them ahead and keep them in your fridge all week to fight off your temptations for junk food. Recipes include: Parmesan Fish Sticks, Spinach and Cannellini Bean Dip, Sweet Couscous with Nuts and Dried Fruit and Virgin Pomegranate and Cranberry Bellinis.