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.
Giada's girlfriends stop by with their kids to sample her homemade goodies before heading out into the neighborhood to trick or treat. Giada surprises them with a professional face painter who transforms their faces for the big night.
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.
Giada combines her love of fashion and food by hosting a trunk show that highlights the work of three of her favorite designer friends.
It's Thanksgiving, LA style. Giada serves up a Thanksgiving meal with a few twists. It's so very untraditional for such a traditional girl, but in a good and unexpected way.
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.
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 celebrates the Christmas season by hosting a holiday get-together.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Giada prepares brunch for a day at a polo match. Polo is lively and full of tradition, but Giada's brunch menu is practical for any outdoor spectator event- portable, colourful and flavourful, but still on the healthy side.
Giada and her friend go to a sushi restaurant where they design their own rolls. She becomes inspired to throw a sushi making party at home, showing how easy and fun it is to make delicious sushi, while providing timesaving tips.
Giada creates a backyard dinner that is reminiscent of her recent trip to Paris. She plans a nostalgic evening that reflects the flavors and adventures of the trip, giving Giada the chance to share stories and memories of Paris.
Giada prepares a picnic for an outdoor concert. The menu is both portable and delicious, offering a fun and unexpected twist on the typical picnic fare. Giada's ideas easily translate to just about any outdoor adventure.
Giada and Todd hire a babysitter and plan a memorable date night at home. Giada plans the menu and makes the food, while Todd takes care of every other detail. The menu reflects the foods and flavours that they both love.
Giada hosts a beautiful garden party to celebrate Earth Day. Giada's menu incorporates ingredients from her garden and local Farmers Market.
Giada prepares food for the bridal shower of a close friend. The menu steers clear from the typical mini-sandwiches, cake and punch. Instead, she offers a menu that is both playful and unexpected, as well as some party tips.
Giada and Todd set out together on a day-hike. Giada stresses the need to make the picnic environmentally friendly by packing as little garbage as possible. Also, she wants it to weigh light, except maybe for a bottle of wine.
Giada prepares a fun and festive menu for a California Style BBQ. The menu incorporates Todd's favourite foods: it's All-American, but uses fresh ingredients and inventive flavours. Think Burgers, Rings and Shakes with a twist.
Giada prepares a cohesive menu based on her love of world cuisine. Giada's menu represents Trinidad, India and an Italian fusion creation. Each dish is either inspired by a person or a faraway place.
It's all about dessert today for Giada. One dish can be packaged up to take to a friend. Another is a creation based on Todd's favourite sweet treat. The last one is to be enjoyed after dinner.
Friends, family and their kids come over for an evening of fun. The idea is that the menu, like the house, is versatile - suitable for both adults and kids.
It's a casual cocktail party and sunset by the pool. Before Giada and her friends go out to dinner, they mingle over for a few light appetisers and a cocktail. She also visits the Farmers Market for her ingredients.
It's the annual De Laurentiis volleyball tournament and this year Giada is in charge of the food. Giada makes a portable menu that travels to Will Rogers State Beach.
It's Mother's Day weekend and Giada invites a couple of her friends over, along with their kids, for a brunch honouring the Mums.
Giada helps the kids prepare a Father's Day party for the Dads and their little ones. Giada also visits La Brea Bakery in Los Angeles to get a variety of bread for her Dad's Day menu.
Giada prepares an amazing luncheon to thank all the key people on her team.
Carolyna is home from college and Giada is making her a "good to be home" meal.
Todd and his buddies are out kite surfing in the sea and hungry for some good surf and turf, so Giada prepares a fabulous warm and hearty meal for the famished sportsmen.
Giada creates her own version of tapas- mini versions of full dishes. The idea is that this is food you can snack on all day- smaller versions of favourite foods so you don't always have bags of snacks.
Giada invites a girlfriend over for a casual meal by the fireplace.
Giada hosts a pasta party, serving up baked pasta, stuffed pasta, and pasta salad using all the different pasta shapes, cuts, colours and flavours.
Giada's friends are in the band and they have been on the road touring and eating craft services. Giada decides to have them over for a good home cooked meal.
Giada's charity is OXFAM - an organisation that fights world hunger. Giada packs a tasty picnic for her and her friends to enjoy after they do volunteer work at a community garden on behalf of the charity.