Giada Pamela De Laurentiis is a versatile genius with more than one personality in a blend. She is an Italian American writer, television personality and chef. She is currently hosting eminent soaps for T.V. such as “Behind the Bash”, “Everyday Italian”, “Giada in Paradise” and “Giada’s Weekend Getaways”. Her regular appearance as a guest co-host and contributor on “NBC’s Today” is another feather in her cap.
Giada Pamela was born in Rome, Italy on 22 August 1970 to eminent personalities in the field of acting- Alex De Benedetti and Veronica De Laurentiis - actors cum producers.
Her grandparents too are prodigious personalities - Dino De Laurentiis, a producer and Silvana Mangano, an Italian film star. She pursued graduation from Marymount High School and later graduated from UCLA in 1996 in social anthropology
Being a chocoholic, De Laurentiis did study at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris to become a pastry chef. She began to work as a professional chef in reputed restaurants of Los Angeles like the Spago after her return to the United States. Later, she even took up a job for Food and Wine Magazine as a food stylist and was honored by Food Network in 2001.
“Everyday Italian,” her prestigious cooking program has been aired on Food Network. In October 2006, she began to host “Behind the Bush” that examines the process of catering behind event extravaganzas like the Grammy Awards.
Giada’s Weekend Getaways that began to be aired on Food Network in January 2007, shows her visit to popular culinary destinations like South Beach, Seattle, Napa, Jackson Hole, San Francisco and Wyoming.
De Laurentiis made her appearance as a host on the inaugural program of Food Network Awards in 2007. In June, she hosted Giada in Paradise that featured the cuisines of Greece and Italy. She has also chaired as a guest judge in several shows and programs. In the beginning of 2008, she has led Giada at Home, a new version of Food Network.
Publications and Honors
De Laurentiis’s first book on cooking, “Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes” was published in 2005. She published her second book “Giada’s Family Dinners” on April 4, 2006. Her most popular publication “Everyday Pasta” was released on April 3, 2007.
De Laurentiis earned herself the rank of 96 on AskMen.com’s list of The Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2008. Town & Country magazine titled her as “A Petite Powerhouse”. Besides, she has several achievements in culinary field to her honor.