We asked one of our favorite Food Network stars Giada De Laurentiis about her favorite things... in and out of the kitchen
Where do you live?
Los Angeles, California.
What inspires you?
Where to begin! So many things inspire me these days, but especially my daughter Jade. There is something about the curiosity and excitement of a child that lights a spark in everyone around them.
White. It’s clean, modern, and anything goes with it.
Manicures. With all the cooking I do and all the close ups of my hands that go along with that, maintenance is key. But I also love how fun it is switching styles whenever I want.
Really good dark chocolate or even more indulgent... gelato!
At the moment, Adventures of a Lifetime by Coldplay.
I love white orchids. They are long, lean, and sexy. Potted, they last much longer than cut owers and require little maintenance.
Fracas by Robert Piguet. My grandma used to wear it and I absolutely love it. It’s a combination of jasmine and gardenia.
Depends on the city. In Las Vegas, of course it is my restaurant, Giada. In LA I like Gjusta and Capo and in NYC, Milos is my go to.
Cookbook you can’t live without?
My Nonna Luna’s recipe handbook.
Ultimate vacation destination?
The Amal coast in Italy. Something about the water and the cliffs... not to mention the food and the people. It is an indulgent breath of fresh air.
My grandmother Silvana Mangano. She was stunning and captivating in so many ways.
My lemon spaghetti with a simple arugula and Parmesan salad. Shared with my daughter, of course!
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