1. Giada De Laurentiis & Conan Make Chocolate Linguini

Giada De Laurentiis & Conan Make Chocolate Linguini

And the best part of making fudgy pasta is the chocolate-espresso martini Giada serves at the end.

Transcript:

CONAN: We're going to cook something and I want to make sure we have time to do this.
So we should head over.
Can you tell us what we're going to cook today?
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: We're going to cook some chocolate linguini.
CONAN: Linguini made of chocolate?
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: You got it.
CONAN: This is fantastic.
Let's do it.
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: Come on.
[Applause]
CONAN: Please, right this way.
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: Here we go.
You don't cook, though.
CONAN: I don't cook anything.
I'm a terrible cook.
But just the sound of --
But I love pasta and I love chocolate.
Just combining the two blows my mind.
Show me how to do this.
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: Unlike what you think, this is a savory dish.
It has pancetta, which is Italian bacon.
CONAN: Bacon.
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: When we get there, you can have some bacon.
So this is chocolate pasta.
CONAN: It looks like a chocolate cookie.
Which is fantastic.
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: You're going to turn it into linguini, go.
CONAN: What do I do?
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: It's a hand crank like your grandma used to have.
There you go.
You're doing good.
Don't put your fingers in there.
No electric for you.
We're hand-making this.
CONAN: This just came off.
Is this a problem?
[Laughter]
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: You broke it!
No, just kidding.
CONAN: Oh, it's supposed to move around.
I had no idea.
I have not used one of these before.
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: It's a hand crank.
So there you go.
CONAN: It came out again.
Sorry, I'm getting nervous.
A little anxiety.
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: If you want something to drink --
CONAN: Is this a drink?
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: Yes, it's a chocolate Espresso martini, so that should really take you into another land.
[Applause]
CONAN: OK.
Andy, you got to hit this.
You got to try this.
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: Andy, you might have to come help him, period.
We'll never get through this.
CONAN: That is a chocolate bar martini.
ANDY: It's Espresso, so you're going in two directions at once.
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: I like how you guys swap your drinks.
CONAN: It doesn't matter.
We swap everything.
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: That is too much information.
CONAN: Look at that, look at that!
Crank it.
Look at that!
Yeah!
Plauseplauts --
[Applause]
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: Good job. There you have it.
That's sexy.
CONAN: Am I a rabbi now?
This could be everything.
I'm being challenged.
[Laughter]
So this is fantastic.
Then what happens?
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: It's boiling in there.
So you're going to cook it for a minute, go.
CONAN: That I can do.
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: So then you take the --
CONAN: Here's what I do.
I'm supposed to watch a pot for a minute.
What is this right here?
Is that pancetta?
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: It's pancetta.
CONAN: Wan Chet ta!
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: About brown butter and pancetta.
CONAN: How do you say butter in Italy?
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: I don't even know if this stove is on.
CONAN: The stove isn't on?
Our show is so dumb.
We do a cooking sect and the -- cooking segment and the stove isn't on.
Oh, well, just pretend.
What are you doing?
ANDY: I'm attempting to make things work.
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: Can you get the pasta out?
CONAN: I'm sorry.
I was supposed to watch that and I didn't?
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: Yes, exactly.
CONAN: My curls are done.
There we go.
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: Dump, dump.
CONAN: Dump it in here?
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: Yeah, yeah.
CONAN: Like you do on TV.
La, la, la, it's cooking up really nice.
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: Ready?
Here you go.
Mix the mascarpone in the Parmesan.
ANDY: This isn't the part we're eating anyway.
This is garbage we're making.
CONAN: Oh.
Is this that thing where they --
ANDY: Yeah, yeah.
CONAN: We do this and then when we're done they take out the one that you made before.
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: There it is.
Don't touch.
CONAN: You switched it and it looks beautiful.
ANDY: Wow, look what we did!
[Cheers and applause]
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: But at the end, you must try.
So there's also chocolate --
CONAN: I can't -- go, go, go.
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: Down it, down it.
Eat it.
CONAN: That is amazing.
That is good.
What is this called, so I can pronounce it?
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: Hold on.
You've got like mascarpone everywhere.
CONAN: I had one sip and I'm drunk.
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: Excellent.
CONAN: I am truly heroic.
Let me get that drink.
"food network star" airs Sundays at 9:00.
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: Are we sharing?
CONAN: No, these are for me.
[Laughter]
Sundays at 9:00 on food network.
Giada de Laurentis, beautiful, fun.
Thank you so much.