Fennel is the featured ingredient when Giada creates a small plate tasting menu for some of her friends. Dishes include a citrus-fennel salad; pan-roasted salmon with fennel puree; fennel upside-down cake; and a fennel martini made with fennel vodka.
Giada demonstrates four pasta dishes that can be made in 15 minutes. Included: gemelli with kale pesto and olives; penne with corn and spicy sausage; orecchiette with broccoli; and pecorino and orzo with cherry tomatoes, feta and mint.
Giada visits a Los Angeles butcher to learn about different cuts of meat before returning to her kitchen to make three steak dishes and a special cocktail. On the menu: broiled porterhouse with salmoriglio; flat iron steak with piquillo-pepper pesto; and skirt steak with Asian bruschetta. Also: the negroni sbagliato.
Giada creates a springtime feast to celebrate the season with family and friends. On the menu: herb-roasted pork loin with gremolata; grilled potato salad; peas, bacon and Prosecco; raspberry clafouti.
Giada puts her own spin on popular snacks for football fans. Included: sticky baked chicken wings with a Korean twist; a French lentil-and-hominy chili; mini twice-baked potatoes; and a roasted mushroom-and-kale pizzette.