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Giada's Holiday Handbook

Giada's Holiday Handbook

  • Premiered: 
    November 8, 2015
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  • Network: Food Network
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: How-to
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Tags: food, cooking, parties, holiday

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Plot Synopsis

GIADA'S HOLIDAY HANDBOOK is half-hour series that takes an intimate look at how host Giada De Laurentiis celebrates the holidays, helping viewers kick off the holiday season in style. Each week, Giada shares her own fool-proof home entertaining tips and tricks for Thanksgiving, Christmas and every celebration in between. From planning delicious menus and signature holiday cocktails, to finding seasonal decor, music and take-away gifts for guests, this series is a step-by-step guide to creating an unforgettable holiday season filled with festive parties and get-togethers for family and friends. Because of a partnership between Food Network and Wayfair, viewers can shop the looks they love from the series on and recreate Giada's parties at home. Season 2 of GIADA'S HOLIDAY HANDBOOK premiered on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Noon ET/PT on Food Network. In the season opener, "Halloween Open House," Giada hosts a Halloween open house for neighborhood trick-or-treaters and their parents. She decorates the living room and kitchen to look like a haunted house and creates spooky menu for her guests which includes Coconut Bones, Spooky Chicken Finger Sammies, Witches' Brooms and Here's Looking at Boo Treats. On Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 11am ET/PT, Food Network premiered the third season of GIADA'S HOLIDAY HANDBOOK. In the season opener, "Chicken and Pie Party," Giada kicks off the fall and winter holiday season by hosting a chicken and pie party for her friends. Her menu includes Savory Butternut Squash Crostata, Lemony Fried Chicken, Tiramisu Ice Box Torta and Lambrusco Sangria. Giada asks each friend to bring their favorite homemade pie along with the handwritten recipe, so the table is filled with a variety of fall pies for guests to sample and enjoy as they celebrate the start of the holiday season.
Season 4 of GIADA'S HOLIDAY HANDBOOK premiered on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 11:30am ET/PT on Food Network. In the season opener, "Holiday Kick-Off Brunch," Giada kicks off the holiday season with a buffet brunch that features the flavors and ingredients of autumn. Her menu includes Bacon Cranberry Scones with Citrus Basil Butter, Sweet Potato and Kale Spanish Frittata, Smoked Salmon Waffles with Waffle Bar and Apple Raspberry Sangrias.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Linguine Pictures