|My meeting with Giada|
Welcome to my 50th post !! Cannot believe how quickly they add up and as promised here's the meeting with the someone special I was talking about .All who love cooking have a favorite chef whose recipes,cooking methods and presentations we adore.Mine happens to be the uber celebrity chef Giada de Laruentiis .She 's cooked for the best of the best of Hollywood and also has two very successful shows on Food Network namely 'Everyday Italian' and 'Giada at Home' .I've been religiously watching her shows since a few years now and am always in awe of her passion for cooking,her simple healthy recipes ,cooking methods ,her exotic presentations and even her fabulous beach facing kitchen in her Malibu mansion in California !! Not to mention that she herself looks like a supermodel and critics actually blamed FoodTV for hiring a model for ratings till they found out that she was a graduate from the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in France !!Well can't blame her for she also happens to be the daughter of an actress and the granddaughter of a Hollywood film producer so she was born to be glamorous!
|My personally autographed book by Giada|
Ok I can go on endlessly about her but coming back to the point I had the great privilege of meeting her in person !! Imagine that !!They say you should never meet your idol...it breaks the magic spell .But I simply had to especially when fate brought her to my town one Sunday afternoon for her book signing event for her latest book 'Giada at Home' at our local Barnes n Noble store around 4 months ago and I wasn't even aware of it!! We were just driving by deciding where to go when my hubby just happened to drive by the Barnes n Noble store and presto !! There was a huge banner of her book signing event outside.I still couldn't beleive it so we went in and asked and they said she'll be coming in a couple of hours and will be personally signing her cookbooks and we can even get pictures taken with her !!So we purchased two of her cookbooks got our tag number and we were(no. 370) went for a quick lunch and were back at the bookstore waiting in line and there she was!!! Like a Greek Goddess sitting there and even more beautiful in person !! Finally it was my turn ,got my books autographed ,spoke a few words with her ..told her how much I loved watching her shows and she thanked me ,introduced my kids to her and shook hands with her .She was wonderful and such a pleasure to meet.My hubby took the pics while my SIL took the video of a very memorable afternoon!!
And if you still feel that the info above is not enough you can get more at her website