"I wasn't looking to get into TV. My family was in the movie business, so I was never interested in that world."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Giada De Laurentiis on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Giada De Laurentiis on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Giada De Laurentiis on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Giada De Laurentiis on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Giada De Laurentiis on Abraham Lincoln
"When I was a kid, for my birthday every year, my mother made me pasta bechamel, which is rigatoni with a white cream sauce."
"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."
"My grandfather's family used to own a pasta factory in Naples and they would go door-to-door selling their pasta. So his love of food came from his parents, which was then passed down to my mother and then again to me."