Food Network’s resident Italiantrepreneur Giada De Laurentiis continues to grow her empire with a brand new series premiering next month titled Giada On The Beach.
According to the network’s press release, the new series will be pretty much exactly what you would expect from the title as Giada and her 10-year-old daughter Jade invite viewers along for a stay at their California beach house — a stay that includes sun, fun, and (of course) delicious food!
“Each week, Giada, Jade and their weekend guests spend time cooking together in the kitchen and around the grill, while sharing stories, laughs and lots of casual and delicious meals,” reads the release.
Giada On The Beach will premiere Sunday, May 20th at 11:30/10:30c AM and will run for seven episodes. As a teaser, here is what viewers can expect from two of the episodes:
Giada, Jade and their friends head out for an early morning paddleboarding session followed by a casual weekend brunch. They then go from the beach to the kitchen to prepare a decadent spread that includes Berries with Spiced Cream, Peach and Bacon Frittata, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and Lemon Shakeratos for the adults.
Italian Surf ‘n’ Turf
Nothing says summer like a good old-fashioned barbecue on the beach. Giada De Laurentiis and her weekend guests cook up a feast made almost entirely on the outdoor grill. The seasonal surf and turf menu features Grilled Plum Salad, Spicy Melon Salad, Grilled Skirt Steak with Smoky Herb Sauce and Grilled Halibut with Olive Bagna Cauda.
The new show announcement comes fresh on the heels of Giada’s newest cookbook release, Giada’s Italy. “With photos shot on location around her native Rome, Giada’s latest book — a New York Times bestseller — is a lavish exploration of her food roots and the lifestyle traditions that define la bella vita, with the contemporary California twist that has made her America’s most beloved Italian chef.”
And just so you can have a chance at getting a REAL taste of Rome, Giada and her publisher are sponsoring a contest where you can “Win an Eating and Drinking Adventure in Rome.” Just click the link and fill out the form to enter! Here are the specific details on what the lucky winner will receive:
• A signed copy of Giada’s Italy
• Williams Sonoma’s collection of Giada’s products: Prize package includes delicious pasta sauces, pasta, and essential pasta tools from Williams Sonoma’s Giada De Laurentiis Collection.
• A Terminal 1 Checked Spinner suitcase from Mark & Graham
• Travel voucher from American Airlines
• Two bottles of Lucini Italia Premium Select Extra Virgin Olive Oil and two bottles of Lucini Italia Everyday Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• American Express Gift Card for hotel accommodations
• A 3-hour food tour with culinary expert, food journalist, and cookbook author Katie Parla
Unfortunately, the winner will not be accompanied by Giada — or at least that is not part of the official prize winner list. 😉
A huge congratulations to Giada on all of her successes over the years. Her talent and contagiously positive attitude are always refreshing whenever I tune into one of her shows — and I look forward to enjoying her new beach-themed enterprise!