Order up! Food Network has just commissioned a slew of new Giada De Laurentiis content, so her fans this summer will have plenty of new shows to watch.
According to a Variety exclusive, the food-focused cable channel has asked De Laurentiis’ Linguine Pictures for 26 more half-hour episodes that will be divvied up between three different shows: Giada’s Summer Entertaining, (a brand new show) Giada Entertains, and Giada’s Holiday Handbook. Production is scheduled for summer, and the shows are supposed to be ready by fall.
“Giada De Laurentiis is an expert in her field and a much sought-after guide for home cooks looking for help for their own gatherings,” said Allison Page, general manager of U.S. programming and development for Food Network parent Scripps Networks Interactive. “With new episodes on the way, our viewers can continue to count on inspirational recipes and entertaining ideas from season to season to help elevate their own celebrations and get-togethers all year-round.”
In April of this year, Giada sent her fans into a frenzy when she announced another Giada De Laurentiis cookbook was in the works. She called it “an homage to my grandfather’s Italy,” explaining that there would be a lot of traditional Italian recipes.
“We’ll cook together, explore the city and the places that make Italian food so special,” she said of her unnamed cookbook. “Together with the recipes we’ve just wrapped, I hope it’ll give you a full picture of the country that’s such an important part of who I am.”
In 2014, the TV personality capitalized on her success by opening her first restaurant, Giada, in Las Vegas.
“Continuing to create content with both my Linguine Pictures and Food Network family, while getting to share recipes and tips that are close to my heart with our audience, truly inspires me,” Variety quotes De Laurentiis. “I am honored and excited to be able to do what I love.”
And we’re excited to see these brand new episodes. Fall can’t come any sooner!
NEXT: Check out these insanely easy hacks for making bacon!
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Add some water to the pan.
If you add just enough water to cover the base of the pan, you'll prevent the bacon from getting too shriveled or burnt. And also, it's not as messy to cook because there are less splatters.
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Use a waffle maker to cook it.
Bacon strips can be cut in half and cooked in a waffle-maker for about three to five minutes. This way, the bacon will be pressed flat and the grease can easily drain out.
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Cook the bacon on skewers.
Whether you bake them or fry them, the sticks will keep your bacon intact. They won't shrivel or curl as much, and it's more likely to get cooked evenly.
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Cook them in the microwave with an overturned bowl.
If you're not a big fan of oily bacon, you might want to try this out. All you have to do is turn a bowl over on a plate, lay your bacon strips over the bowl, and set the microwave at one minute for each bacon strip. This will get you crispy bacon that's much drier, since the extra bacon grease will run down to the plate.
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Make a foil rack and cook them in the oven.
Creating a foil rack is another useful trick for crispy bacon that's less flabby and oily. All you have to do is fold the aluminum foil into a rack (like you're making a fan). Then, stretch it out across the pan, put the bacon strips on top of it and bake.
Boil your bacon.
When you cook bacon in water, you can get rid of most of the fat. And plus, it'll prevent the scent from lingering for hours after you cook it.
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Start frying your bacon in a cold pan
This way, you actually get to control the temperature and it won't get too messy from all the splatter. You can cook your bacon without worrying about burnt edges, too!
Fry it in bacon fat.
If you like being resourceful, you can try saving the bacon fat and freezing it for later use. So instead of using oil, you’ve got your bacon grease handy.
Weird tips that really work for perfect bacon!
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Bake your bacon strips on foil.
If you place them in the oven before it gets hot, you'll end up with perfectly crispy bacon that's evenly cooked.
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Sprinkle a bit of brown sugar.
This will not only offset the saltiness, but it will also make your bacon taste even better!
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Cook them in the microwave with paper towels.
This process is less time-consuming and way less messy. You don't have to deal with splatter, it's easy to clean up, and the bacon is drained out when it's cooked.