Delish reports that De Laurentiis' whole foods cleanse (if it can even be called that) includes things like whole wheat noodles, chocolate mousse(! Aside from being bullied for her command of the English language, she was also saddled with an awful nickname as a child. During an already-iconic segment on The Ellen Show, Giada De Laurentiis appeared, armed with several of her most-loved recipes and ready to teach Ellen DeGeneres and Nicole Kidman how to cook them.

Previously, she was married to a fashion designer, Todd Thompson on May 25, 2003. Regardless of how well you feel like you know her from years of watching her on TV and cooking from her cookbooks, if you happen to see her on the street, keep your hands to yourself. [4] After graduating from Marymount High School in Los Angeles, De Laurentiis attended the University of California, Los Angeles, earning her bachelor's degree in social anthropology in 1996.[2][3]. Her parents were married in February 1970 but were later divorced. In June 2007, she hosted a two-part Food Network special entitled Giada in Paradise, featuring the two locales of Santorini, Greece and Capri, Italy.

She later worked as a food stylist and was contacted by the Food Network after styling a piece in Food & Wine magazine in 2002. After her parents got divorced, she took her mother's last name, and moved with her to California.

She revealed to Health magazine that her last meal would be a seven-layer chocolate cake. While De Laurentiis has been in the limelight for a number of years, there are still some things that even her most devoted fans don't know about the chef with the megawatt smile. Giada De Laurentiis is one of Food Network's best-loved stars. According to Food Network Canada, during her cooking segment, then-host Matt Lauer took a bit of her seared chicken. De Benedetti was a close associate of Giada's maternal grandfather, film producer Dino De Laurentiis. First De Laurentiis asked Kidman, "Have you ever made meatballs or anything?" This might be one "cleanse" we could all stick to. If you're one of those people who think truffles completely overpower whatever dish they're in, you might want to hit up Giada De Laurentiis' restaurant.

De Laurentiis studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris,[2][3] with aspirations of becoming a pastry chef.

Of course, being Nicole Kidman, she did so quite gracefully, but it made for an awkward TV moment, for sure.

On June 26, 2020, De Laurentiis' Food Network series Giada Entertains won a Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Culinary Series. She warns, "My brother was in his 20s.

In fact, she wasn't even born in the United States. Additionally, her mother, Veronica De Laurentiis, was an Italian actress and her father, Alex De Benedetti, was an actor and producer who knew her grandfather well, according to The Daily Meal. Not only has Giada De Laurentiis appeared on multiple TV shows, written several cookbooks, and opened her very own restaurant, but she's also won awards. Not only has Giada De Laurentiis appeared on multiple TV shows, written several cookbooks, and opened her very own restaurant, but she's also won awards.

In a 2011 interview with. Giada De Laurentiis is one of Food Network's best-loved stars. Her Food Network daytime cooking show, Everyday Italian, premiered April 5, 2003.

It wasn't long, though, before a bit of controversy started to surround the celebrity chef. De Laurentiis has two restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip. Whether you love her dearly or love to hate her — or maybe a mixture of both — chances are you know who Giada De Laurentiis is. In 2008, De Laurentiis and the Barilla Group, launched an Italian gourmet line under the Academia Barilla name—Barilla's first-ever gourmet celebrity product line.

She rose to fame in 2003, when her first TV show, Everyday Italian, premiered on Food Network. #Chef, #Author, #Mother & founder of Giadzy.com

, De Laurentiis recounted how she was born in Italy and arrived in the U.S. in the 1970s, unable to speak any English. "[9] On December 29, 2014, De Laurentiis announced on her website that she and Todd had separated the previous July, and had decided to end their marriage. Giada Plays With Her Food 02:51. As a child, Giada often found herself in the family's kitchen and spent a great deal of time at her grandfather's restaurant, DDL Foodshow. Kidman called the food "tough" — and then spit it out. In a 2017 interview with PopSugar, De Laurentiis said it was one of the highlights of her career, but when you're Giada De Laurentiis, it must be hard to choose which professional accomplishments are the best. De Laurentiis was, understandably, embarrassed, but since then she's been back to, Giada De Laurentiis has worked in TV for a number of years, but the family's entertainment business connections didn't start with her. Just because she's a celebrity chef and makes everything look effortless doesn't mean she hasn't had her share of cooking disasters. In addition to her TV shows and cookbooks, Giada De Laurentiis also wrote a series of children's books called, It might not be a surprise to find out that Giada De Laurentiis attended culinary school.

Sounds like she's already got it all planned out. At eighteen, she was cast in the film Waterloo, starring Rod Steiger and Christopher Plummer. She understands why people get excited to meet her, but, as the New York Daily News reported, De Laurentiis isn't very comfortable being touched by strangers (and that's understandable). That same year, CafeMom ranked her as #6 in their yearly "Sexiest Moms Alive" list. It might not be a surprise to find out that Giada De Laurentiis attended culinary school. Giada De Laurentiis was married to Todd Thompson.

When Prince William and his wife, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, visited California as part of their 2011 trip to the United States, Kate attended — and Prince William played — in a charity polo match — and Giada De Laurentiis cooked at the event.

There are eight different books covering cities ranging from Philadelphia, Miami, and New Orleans to Naples, Hong Kong, and Rio de Janeiro.

She opened her first restaurant in May 2014. Giada De Laurentiis is in a romantic relationship with her long-time beau, Shane Farley. While, understandably, fans can sometimes get very excited when they meet Giada De Laurentiis in person, she'd really prefer if they didn't touch her. When the program first aired, the Food Network received mail accusing the network of hiring a model or actress pretending to cook instead of a real chef.[6]. [3] Her siblings include sister Eloisa, a makeup artist, and brothers Igor and Dino Alexander II, a Hollywood film editor who died of melanoma in 2003. De Laurentiis is the founder of the catering business GDL Foods.

The chef, author, and TV personality told Food & Wine that she was actually helping her friend who was a food stylist do a shoot for Food & Wine when they asked to do a story on her famous family. Giada De Laurentiis walks us through making her egg white frittata recipe. The restaurant, simply called "Giada", is located in the Cromwell. In early 2010, De Laurentiis came out with a line of kitchen supplies, exclusively for Target. Her maternal grandfather, Dino De Laurentiis, was a famous movie producer.

The chicken was only for appearances and not meant to be eaten because it wasn't cooked through. She is the host of Food Network's Giada at Home. When something great happened in my life, when something bad happened — I would talk to him 2-3 times per day." Once the turkey hit the floor, that dog got to it before I did. He is a fashion designer. Giada Pamela De Benedetti was born on August 22, 1970, in Rome, Italy, the eldest child of actress Veronica De Laurentiis and her first husband, actor-producer Alex De Benedetti. Giada De Laurentiis told The Chew hosts that she was called Jabba the Hutt — not because of her looks, but because Star Wars had just come out, and "Jabba" and "Giada" sound too similar for kids to resist. De Laurentiis remains focused on her career, saying, "I have so many babies: the show, Todd, and Jade. Perhaps surprisingly, given her seeming ubiquity on. Giada De Laurentiis didn't have her own restaurant until she opened Giada in The Cromwell on the Las Vegas Strip in 2014. So, there was no longer a turkey for Thanksgiving, but lots of sides," she explained. Nobody thought Giada De Laurentiis was going to say that her favorite pizza toppings were plain ol' pepperoni and sausage, right? De Laurentiis has a range of products made exclusively for Target. As if the fact that it was her first restaurant wasn't exciting enough, Elle reported that she was the first woman to have her own restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip. But the school she chose to attend might be a bit more surprising. To honor Dino, De Laurentiis recorded a PSA for Stand Up To Cancer, and advises that everyone get their skin checked regularly by a dermatologist.

The duo often spotted together at public events. Divorce was finalized on September 3, 2015. Her products consist of stainless steel pots and pans, a wide range of utensils, cooking tools, and some food items including sauces and pastas. Of course, being that she is Giada De Laurentiis, she was able to quickly whip up some pasta to take the place of the main course.

She was just a guest-star, but it was a different professional challenge for the chef, who's used to being in front of the camera, not voicing characters behind it. The show is shot on a set that is very similar to her own home. After her no-prenuptial-agreement-divorce from husband Todd Thompson, Giada De Laurentiis is said to fork over a whopping $9000 a month in child support.

That year she was dubbed a "petite powerhouse" by Town & Country magazine, standing "just under five-foot two". Her mother, Veronica De Laurentiis, is an actress, and her father, Alex De Benedetti, is an actor and producer. Who's laughing now, kids? As if the fact that it was her first restaurant wasn't exciting enough, In March of 2008, Giada De Laurentiis gave birth to daughter Jade, whose dad is De Laurentiis's ex-husband, Todd Thompson.

[20][21], Both Giada at Home and Weeknights with Giada landed in the number one position on The New York Times Best Seller list. [3] De Benedetti was a close associate of Giada's maternal grandfather, film producer Dino De Laurentiis. The more we learn, the more we see that Giada De Laurentiis is just like us, especially when it comes to her sweet tooth. 20,255 talking about this. [2] She is a winner of the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lifestyle Host and the Gracie Award for Best Television Host. De Laurentiis also made several appearances as a guest judge on the third season of The Next Food Network Star, which aired in 2007. In 2018, De Laurentiis voiced herself in the movie Scooby-Doo! In addition to her TV shows and cookbooks, Giada De Laurentiis also wrote a series of children's books called Recipe for Adventure, according to Food Network Canada.