Giada in Italy will take Giada to Italia for 13 weeks of cooking with the freshest local Italian goods, embracing the beauty of the region, and celebrating with local family and friends. The first stop on the trip is Sorrento, a coastal town in Southern Italy, where Giada sets off to scour for seasonal ingredients, then heads home to put them to work in light, classically Italian dishes.
Giada De Laurentiis heads to Capri, a picturesque island off Italy's Amalfi Coast where she and her family have vacationed for many years. In this special spot, Giada enjoys lunch with her daughter, Jade, and highlights the flavors of the island in her menu of Aglio E Olio with Peas and Prosciutto, Fritto Misto, Mista Salad and Lemon Crepes with Almond Mascarpone.
Giada De Laurentiis and her Aunt Raffy love to get together in the kitchen and create some of their favorite family recipes. In honor of Nonno Dino's upcoming 100th birthday, they create a multi-step Italian dish that was one of his favorites, a Timballo Genovese.
On Capri, Giada De Laurentiis makes a beautiful picnic to celebrate la dolce vita, or the sweet life, by the water with her daughter and mother. The menu features Amalfi Lemon Chicken, Grilled Plum and Pistachio Salad, Pan-Fried Zucchini with Anchovy Vinaigrette and Grilled Shrimp with Peach Cocktail Sauce.
Italy's island of Capri is known for delicious pastries and sweets, so Giada De Laurentiis samples some of the island's best and then heads to the kitchen to put a spin on her favorite flavors. She creates Limoncello and Almond Biscotti, Torta Caprese and Ricotta Gelato Toast.
While the stunning beauty of Capri, Italy, has long inspired painters, writers and poets, the rich landscape and plentiful sea inspire chefs as well, including Giada De Laurentiis. The creativity of some of the local restaurants prompt Giada to create a dinner menu that features Zucchini Sottolio, Caprese Granita, Campanelle with Fresh Puttanesca and cozy al Forno.
Giada De Laurentiis hosts a family gathering to celebrate what would have been her grandfather Dino De Laurentiis' 100th birthday. The famous movie producer spent many summers on the Italian island of Capri, and Giada pays tribute to him with a lively bash by the sea and some of his favorites recipes, including Aqua Pazza, Gateau di Palate, Ravioli alla Caprese and Coffee Granitas.