"My goal is to make Italian food clean and accessible and beautiful and tasty, with simple ingredients that people can find at a local grocery store, because people don't want to go to a gourmet shop in search of items that will sit in their pantry for years after they use just a teaspoon or pinch of them."
"I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead."Giada De Laurentiis on Oscar Wilde
"You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans."Giada De Laurentiis on Ronald Reagan
"It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available."Giada De Laurentiis on Ronald Reagan
"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."Giada De Laurentiis on Yogi Berra
"Beware the hobby that eats."Giada De Laurentiis on Benjamin Franklin
"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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