About Giada de Laurentiis

Giadad de Laurentiis

Giada De Laurentiis is the Emmy award-winning host of Food Network’s Everyday Italian, Giada at Home, and Giada in Paradise; a judge on Food Network Star; a contributing correspondent for NBC’s Today show; and the author of more than half a dozen cookbooks. She attended the Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris and worked at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago restaurant before starting her own catering company, GDL Foods. Born in Rome, she grew up in Los Angeles, where she now lives with her daughter, Jade. @giadadelaurentiis

A round of red pepper cheesecake, topped with apricot jam and surrounded by crackers.

Red Pepper Cheesecake

This savory cheesecake is much, much more than just another cheese course. It’s a darn near soul-satiating beginning or ending to your next dinner party.

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Two fillets of lemon sole oreganata topped with a Parmigiano-Reggiano breadcrumb mixture on a baking sheet

Lemon Sole Oreganata

Dinner dilemma? Enter this delicate baked fish with crisp seasoned bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese with a white wine pan sauce that’s proven to be surprisingly popular with kids and adults alike.

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Pecorino and Bean Salad

Pecorino and Bean Salad

An Italian classic, this simple side is far more impressive than the usual mixed green salad.

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A white bowl of wild mushroom risotto with pea with a fork resting inside and a glass and decanter of wine in the background.

Wild Mushroom Risotto with Peas

The secret to this intensely flavored risotto? Chicken stock infused with the liquid used to rehydrate dried porcini mushrooms.

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A cooked eggplant timbale, covered with Parmesan, on a white plate with one wedge missing.

Eggplant Timbale

It may be a tad boring looking from the outside, but wait’ll you see what this eggplant timbale is filled with on the inside.

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A white serving platter filled with Caprese salad made with sliced tomatoes, sliced mozzarella, and fresh basil with a serving spoon resting inside.

Caprese Salad

Basil, tomato, and mozzarella–green, red-and white–are all this summer salad needs to shine. Oh, a drizzle of olive oil and a a squeeze of lemon help.

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