Giada De Laurentiis Interview

April 5, 2005

Amazon has up a fairly interesting interview with Giada De Laurentiis

Not that I’m in the habit of reading Amazon features, per se, but I rather enjoyed this.  I tend to like her “Everyday Italian” program on FoodTV, but you don’t usually hear or see much of anything about her background (she’s the granddaughter of Dino De Laurentiis, and grew up in his Hollywood restaurant, but also trained as a chef in Paris.)

Of course, they do ask the one question everybody who watches does, and they get the predictable answer…

Everyday Italian:
125 Simple &
Delicious Recipes How do you stay skinny when you’re surrounded by all this food?

De Laurentiis: I don’t overeat. I didn’t grow up in a family where it was about stuffing your face. We ate really great food–rich food–you’ll see there’s food in my cookbook that’s not low-fat by any means, and I’ll be the first to tell you that. But we didn’t overeat anything. You know, I’d have a little plate of pasta but I wouldn’t eat a huge bowl. It’s all about portion control.

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