Learn how the superstar chef eats for her health while still enjoying pasta, chocolate chip popcorn, and plenty more.
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Episode Transcript

As a longtime Food Network favorite and icon of Italian cooking in the United States, Giada De Laurentiis needs no introduction. But those not familiar with her latest book, Eat Better, Feel Better: My Recipes for Wellness and Healing, Inside and Out, may be surprised to learn that life for De Laurentiis isn't all mozzarella and pasta, all the time. De Laurentiis tells us how resetting her diet and practicing portion control over deprivation helped her relieve her chronic sinus infections and feel better overall. But rest assured, she advocates for balance — and banana bread.

Host Martie Duncan catches up with De Laurentiis, her former "Food Network Star" mentor, on this episode of Homemade. The conversation covers her family's go-to recipes, her great-grandparents' pasta factory in Naples, mother-daughter nights with 13-year-old Jade, and how Aunt Raffy became her partner in crime. Plus, De Laurentiis dishes on entertaining outdoors and which Italian city should top everyone's bucket list. Listen to this episode on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and everywhere podcasts are available beginning March 17.

Giada De Laurentiis squeezing lemon into a plate of food
Credit: Courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

About Giada De Laurentiis

Born in Rome, Italian-American chef Giada De Laurentiis has shared her passions for her native cuisine, entertaining, and travel on several Food Network: "Bobby and Giada in Italy," "Everyday Italian," "Giada at Home," "Giada Entertains," "Giada's Weekend Getaways," "Giada in Italy," "Giada in Paradise," and more. She appeared as a judge on "Food Network Star" and "Winner Take All," in addition to regularly contributing to "The Today Show." She's the author of 10 cookbooks, including Eat Better, Feel BetterGiada's Feel Good FoodEveryday ItalianGiada's Italy; and Everyday Pasta, as well as a children's series, Recipe for Adventure. She lives in California with her daughter, Jade.

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