Giada De Laurentiis has led a lush life, with her idyllic childhood in Italy, family connections in Hollywood, success as a brand-name chef and happiness as a wife and mother. Just don't call her "food porn."
"Porn? I'm not doing porn! What the hell are people talking about?" Giada De Laurentiis is sipping an iced coffee at the Catch restaurant in Santa Monica's Casa del Mar Hotel, and attempting to deny her place as the resident Food Network seductress. The mission seems pretty futile. With her petite 5´3" figure enveloped in a slinky gray dress paired with silver gladiator sandals, her "food porn" sex appeal—praised in men's magazines like Details and Esquire since her TV debut six years ago—is obvious. And Giada's silky, long brown hair, wide, gleaming smile and, well, décolletage didn't exactly stop two of her cookbooks from climbing to the top of the New York Times bestseller list in 2005 and 2006.
( Lidia Bastianich is boring! (bolded for the tl;dr)Collapse )