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[10/16/15 - 09:11 AM]
Giada De Laurentiis Shares Her Secrets for Holiday Entertaining in Seasonal Series "Giada's Holiday Handbook"
Each week, Giada shares her own fool-proof home entertaining tips and tricks for Thanksgiving, Christmas and every celebration in between.

[via press release from Food Network]

GIADA DE LAURENTIIS SHARES HER SECRETS FOR HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING IN SEASONAL SERIES "GIADA'S HOLIDAY HANDBOOK"

Seven-Episode Daytime Series Begins Sunday, November 8th at 11am ET/PT

NEW YORK - October 16, 2015 - Giada De Laurentiis is ready to help viewers kick off the holiday season in style with the new seven-episode series Giada's Holiday Handbook, premiering Sunday, November 8th at 11am (all times ET/PT). 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 décor, music and take-away gifts for guests, Giada's Holiday Handbook is a step-by-step guide to creating an unforgettable holiday season filled with festive parties and get-togethers for family and friends.

"Giada's Holiday Handbook is an intimate look at how Giada celebrates the holidays," said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Food Network. "Her how-to's, unique ideas and time-saving strategies are sure to inspire and help our viewers plan for a stress-free season of festivities."

Food Network and Wayfair, the online destination for everything home, are partnering for the first time around Giada's Holiday Handbook. The partnership allows viewers to shop the looks they love from the series on Wayfair.com and recreate Giada's parties at home.

Episodes are:

"Tis the Season Open House" Premieres Sunday, November 8th at 11am

The holidays are around the corner and Giada is kicking off the holiday season with a festive open house. She gets her guests in the spirit by serving delicious autumn-inspired foods, including Chai Chocolate Truffles, White Velvet Soup, Spicy Cocktail Puffs and Jam Cocktails. Then, she sends them home with "Holiday Survival Kits" filled with essentials for a happy holiday season.

"Classic Thanksgiving" Premieres Sunday, November 15th at 11am

Giada hosts a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for family and friends, offering tips for pulling off the perfect holiday dinner from start to finish. For the meal she prepares an array of holiday dishes with a modern spin, like Pumpkin Alfredo Lasagna Rolls, Crispy Truffled Turkey and Caramelized Apple Semifreddo Cake.

"Friends-giving Party" Premieres Sunday, November 22nd at 11am

Rather than a sit-down dinner, Giada hosts a cocktail-style Thanksgiving celebration to honor and thank her closest friends. The menu is filled with appetizer-sized versions of beloved holiday dishes, like Stuffing Arancini, Turkey Waldorf Bites, Charred Brussels Sprouts Crostini and a Mulled Cosmo Cocktail.

"Santa's Grab Bag" Premieres Sunday, November 29th at 11am

Giada hosts a party for her large extended family to celebrate Christmas, and everyone brings a wrapped grab bag gift and a dish to add to the table. Food is served family-style and includes Roasted Fennel with Parmesan, Creamy Lobster Pasta, Chocolate Almond Cheesecake and a Citrus Berry Vermouth Spritz.

"Holiday Desserts" Premieres Sunday, December 6th at 11am

For a decadent holiday-themed cocktail party for her girlfriends, Giada brings on the indulgent desserts and sparkling cocktails. She prepares Orange Mousse with Ginger Snap Crumble, Peppermint Patty Sandwich Cookies, Hazelnut Torte with Chocolate Espresso Frosting and Lemon Hazelnut Spritz Cocktails - plus a sweet goodie box to take home.

"Kids' Gingerbread House" Premieres Sunday, December 13th at 11am

Giada treats her daughter Jade and friends to a fun-filled party, where each guest makes their own unique gingerbread house. She serves fun, kid-friendly treats like S'mores Popcorn, Pizza Grilled Cheese, Veggie Forest with Parmesan Ranch Dip and Frozen Hot Chocolate Affogatos.

"Christmas at Giada's" Premieres Sunday, December 20th at 11am

Giada hosts Christmas dinner for family and friends and gives her tips on creating an elegant feast without spending all day in the kitchen. She cooks a unique menu that celebrates her recent trip to Positano, with Christmas dishes from various regions across Italy. Tortellini in Parmesan Brodo, Risotto with Clams, Braised Lamb Shanks with Escarole and Radicchio and a Chocolate Candy Cane Tower are on the menu.

Fans can make it their most festive season ever by visiting FoodNetwork.com/HolidayHandbook to access Giada's trove of holiday recipes, entertaining tips, craft how-tos and much more. Viewers can also join the conversation on Twitter using #HolidayHandbook.

Giada's Holiday Handbook is produced by Linguine Pictures.

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