"I think it can be hard for any man to sometimes be upstaged by his wife. So when I'm home, I work very hard to be Todd's wife and Jade's mother. I have no problem going back to those traditional roles. I try to be Giada, the young girl that he met 20 years ago and fell in love with."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Giada De Laurentiis on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Giada De Laurentiis on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Giada De Laurentiis on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Giada De Laurentiis on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Giada De Laurentiis on Robert Frost
"When I was a kid, for my birthday every year, my mother made me pasta bechamel, which is rigatoni with a white cream sauce."
"I wasn't looking to get into TV. My family was in the movie business, so I was never interested in that world."
"These days it's cool to be ethnic and to be different, but when I was a kid, it was not cool - at all. My friends would come over and my mom would make crepes with eggs, stuffed with mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and spinach. And they'd be like, 'What is this?'"
"Lidia Bastianich, sorry, but kind of boring. I mean, I love Lidia, but you can fall asleep watching her. And Mario Batali? I love Mario to death... but he's not romantic or sensual. Those are the things I bring to the table."
"To a billion people around the world surviving on just a dollar a day, the question of what to eat tonight is more about life and death than about recipes. The struggle of poor people around the globe weighs heavily on me, especially now that I am a mother, which is why I work with Oxfam."
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