Skip Nav
How to Make Shakshuka
Breakfasts
This Tunisian Breakfast Will Become Your Favorite Way to Enjoy Eggs
Why Everyone Should Try Eating Out Alone
Personal Essay
Why I Love Eating Out Alone and You Should Too
Best Food Network Halloween Recipes
Recipes
This Is How All Your Favorite Chefs Do Halloween
How Chefs Make Oatmeal
Celebrity Chefs
This Is How All Your Favorite Chefs Make Oatmeal
Pumpkin Pie Truffles | Food Video
Halloween recipes
Pumpkin Spice Truffles When You Don't Want to Bother With Baking Pie

What Is Giada De Laurentiis' Favorite Pasta?

Giada De Laurentiis Might Love All Pasta, but These Are Her Two Favorites

As you can imagine, Giada De Laurentiis doesn't discriminate when it comes to pasta — she loves any and all varieties. The celebrity chef does, however, have a few favorite shapes. When forced to pick, Giada told POPSUGAR in a phone interview, "I happen to love, love, love fusilli or orecchiette."

She's got her reasons, too. With fusilli, Giada prefers its corkscrew shape because "in the ridges of the corkscrew, the sauce sort of sticks to it." She said, "That's why I like to do meat sauces with it, or I like to do cream sauces — things that have a little bit more texture to them."

Her love of orecchiette is a little more sentimental. "When I was a kid my parents would make it and I could use it as a spoon cause it looks like little ears," Giada said. Adding, "My mom used to make it for us with tomato sauce or fresh tomatoes and mozzarella. The mozzarella would slowly melt and you could just see it melting in these little pockets of the orecchiette. You could just use it to kind of scoop up all the goodness."

This couldn't have been an easy choice for the Food Network's pasta queen, but her reasoning makes a whole lot of sense.

VOX Cinemas City Centre Sharjah Opens GOLD by Gary Rhodes
Alex Guarnaschelli's Weeknight Dinner Hack
UAE Restaurant Basta Using Pasta Straws to Help Environment
Steak Mushroom Pasta
Gordon Ramsay Interview About Food Trends 2018
Giada De Laurentiis on Cooking For Prince William and Kate
Mario Batali Advice
Tyler Florence's Recipe For Scrambled Eggs
How to Ripen Bananas
How Chefs Make Deviled Eggs
Jeff Mauro Sandwich Recipes
How Ayesha Curry Makes Soup
Latest Recipes, Menus, Food & Wine
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds