Giada is used to having a well-stocked, fully functional, and large kitchen at her disposal when it comes to whipping up her tasty dishes. So when she has to travel around, she’s not a huge fan of the choices of snacks and meals.
Like most people, she isn’t a big fan of the food that’s served on airplanes, so she packs some of her own for the road instead. Trail mix made with different types of nuts, dried cranberries, and chocolate chips is one of her favorite things to pack, and it keeps Jade happy, too.
A Gourmet Staple
If you watch a lot of cooking shows, and/or you’re a major foodie yourself, you’re probably pretty familiar with truffles. Truffles are a kind of edible fungus, just like mushrooms. Some are harder to find in the wild than others, which makes them more sought after by chefs trying to impress luxury clients.
Black truffles hail from France, while white truffles come from Italy, and both are pretty highly valued. Giada, however, doesn’t appreciate them being infused into everything and thinks they should be savored.
There’s no denying that Italian chefs make the absolute best pizza, that’s for sure. Of course, they’d have to, right? Giada loves pizza, as does Jade, which makes it a popular course at home, especially since it can be done so quickly and easily, and Jade can help out. One of her favorite ways to enjoy the dish is a simple Margherita pizza.
She also likes to make mini versions that she calls “pizzettes,” which she tops with roasted mushroom and kale for a unique flavor. And of course, she makes her famous ricotta and chocolate-hazelnut calzones.
She may spit out a lot of her pasta on the show, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t enjoy a big bowl of spaghetti now and then – especially her lemon spaghetti, served with arugula and parmesan salad. That’s her absolute favorite dish, and she loves to whip it up for her and Jade.
It’s quick and easy, which makes it perfect for busy weeknights. And afterward? They follow it up with her famous lemon ricotta cookies. If you’re a lemon lover, you’ll want to find her recipes as soon as possible and give them a try!
As a world-famous chef and TV star, you get to travel all over the world and experience a variety of things that most people will only ever dream of. But of all of the places, Giada has been, Italy is her favorite. As she describes it, her dream trip starts in Rome, since it’s where her family lives.
She heads to Gelateria De Neri in Florence for some of their espresso gelatos and heads to Sicily and Naples' outskirts, an area she says is underrated. Her favorite hotel is called Monteverdi in the hills of Tuscany.