Born in Rome, Giada often found herself immersed in the family's kitchen and spent a great deal of time at her grandfather's restaurant. De Laurentiis went on to study at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, with burning aspirations of becoming a pastry chef, however on moving to America, she tapped into the large Italian diaspora, steeped deeply in its culinary tradition...

Now in the Trump era, my heart is constantly splintering from the stories we’re hearing about the dreamers’ fight to live in their own country, the insane push against immigration, this stupid Mexican wall and the black men being terrorized by an unjust and insane system. Lately, as an Editor-In-Chief who is working hard to promote diversity and understanding, I have really been struggling...