Food Network star, restaurateur and cookbook author Giada De Laurentiis is joining TODAY to share a few of her favorite fruit-infused Italian recipes. She shows us how to make pasta salad with fresh citrus segments and homemade focaccia with grapes and rosemary.
Fregola is such a wonderful little pasta shape, and I really feel like it's underrated in the United States. Visually similar to pearl couscous, it's a very small pasta shape from Sardinia, Italy. What makes it extra special is that fregola is toasted, which gives it a great depth of flavor other pasta doesn't have.
This focaccia is such a beautifully crisp and crunchy bread, and the fresh grapes and rosemary give it beautiful flavor. I love the way the grapes burst in the oven, which seeps into the dough and gives it even more flavor.
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