"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?'"
"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances."Giada De Laurentiis on Thomas Jefferson
"Rather be dead than cool."Giada De Laurentiis on Kurt Cobain
"All women do have a different sense of sexuality, or sense of fun, or sense of like what's sexy or cool or tough."Giada De Laurentiis on Angelina Jolie
"Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes."Giada De Laurentiis on Walt Whitman
"It's really kind of cool to have solar panels on your roof."Giada De Laurentiis on Bill Gates
"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."
"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."