Food Network Star co-host Giada De Laurentiis looks very confident on her shows. Giada at Home, Everyday Italian, Giada in Paradise, and Food Network Star are some of her amazing shows. No one will say that the lady chef is a very shy person. Her spontaneity and candidness looks innate and easy for her. But the mother of one confessed her weaknesses.
Bon Appetit shared that Giada De Laurentiis admits her first venture in hosting her own show was very traumatic. When the show was offered to her, she initially turned it down. She recalled saying that Food Network was a joke. Laurentiis saw two chefs on it and they wore hats and she finds it weird. She thought she did not want to embarrass her family.
But since it was her first major opportunity and a possible stepping stone to success, she accepted the offer. The rest is history. Todd Thompson’s ex-wife is now one of the most respected celebrity chefs. Aside from her cooking shows, she established her restaurants business and published best-selling cookbooks.
Her very first cookbook was also very memorable. When she promoted it, a magazine editor told her that she will never sell as many as the cookbooks of Ina Garten. She accepted the challenge and true enough her cookbooks sold like hotcakes.
Giada De Laurentiis was never confident at first despite the fact that she is an amazing cook. She would send undercover diners into her restaurant to give her their honest opinion and observation. At present, the bubbly chef has millions of fans worldwide. Her partnership with Bobby Flay did much for her television career.
Until today, she still admits that she finds it hard to deal with fans especially those who become “touchy.” According to Mediaite, she still has that uncomfortable feeling of getting at ease with anybody.
Giada De Laurentiis is now dating television producer, Shane Farley and has a teenage daughter named Jade De Laurentiis Thompson.