Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Cooking With Gaida!
Giada Pamela De Laurentiis (IPA: [ˈdʒadə di lauˈrentɛs]; born August 22, 1970) is an Italian American chef, writer, television personality, and the host of the current Food Network program Giada at Home. She also appears regularly as a contributor and guest co-host on NBC's Today. De Laurentiis is the founder of the catering business GDL Foods.De Laurentiis, a self-proclaimed chocoholic, studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France, with aspirations of becoming a pastry chef. After returning to the United States, she became a professional chef working in several Los Angeles restaurants, notably the Wolfgang Puck-owned Spago. She later worked as a food stylist and was contacted by the Food Network after styling a piece in Food & Wine Magazine in 2002.