Thoughts by Giada De Laurentiis

 

Pasta doesn’t make you fat. How much pasta you eat makes you fat.

 

 

Food brings people together on many different levels. It’s nourishment of the soul and body.

 

 

I’m into very colorful food. Obviously lots of flavor, but I think we eat with our eyes first, so it has to look great. The presentation has to be great.

 

 

You just need a little perspective. Warmed chocolate can give you that.

 

 

Opportunities present themselves and you have to enjoy the ride. All of us get so worried about the next step that we don’t enjoy the moment we’re in right now.

 

 

The holidays stress people out so much. I suggest you keep it simple and try to have as much fun as you can.

 

 

My goal is to make Italian food clean and accessible and beautiful and tasty, with simple ingredients that people can find at a local grocery store, because people don’t want to go to a gourmet shop in search of items that will sit in their pantry for years after they use just a teaspoon or pinch of them.

 

 

People say, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” Because people do wild and crazy things in Vegas that they probably wouldn’t do any other time. Which is why I feel like, if you’re gonna open your first restaurant, this might be the place to do it.

 

 

Talking to other people while you’re cooking, it doesn’t come naturally.

 

 

As long as you’re eating well and moving your body every day, age is just a state of mind

 

 

When I was a kid, for my birthday every year, my mother made me pasta bechamel, which is rigatoni with a white cream sauce.

 

 

It’s more intimate. Food can connect people in a forever sort of way.

 

 

I have been blessed with a good, fun, and wonderful life, but I’ve also seen a whole lot of pain.

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