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Royal Wedding Update: Giada’s Lowly Catering Staff Can’t “Master Her Recipes”
Posted by Jillian Madison

As you may know, Giada is preparing food at a polo match on July 9th that’s going to be attended by a bunch of Royal British people. Yawn. The media is buzzing about this like she’s off curing AIDS, but I don’t understand the hoopla. Besides, what else is Giada really doing other than raising her beautiful daughter and screaming at men for eating TWO POTATOES?

The Today Show’s food blog, Bites, just ran an interview with Giada about the big event. Aside from sensationalizing it even more, and trying to convince us all it’s a bigger deal than it is, it really made Giada come off as… well… A BITCH.

Please enjoy these tidbits from the Giada interview, and if you are feeling frisky, head over there and read the whole thing:

That’s right. Giada’s not doing all the cooking by herself; she hired a catering company to work with her due to the volume of people attending. Sadly though, these lowly caterers couldn’t hold a candle to Giada’s culinary awesomeness. After several tries, these mere mortals still weren’t able to “master her chicken Milanese” recipe so she was forced to change the main course to veggie lasagna.

Not only did Giada throw her team of caterers under the bus, but the whole implication of “no one is as good as I am” is incredibly douchy.

It also brings up another valid point: if a team of skilled chefs aren’t able to re-create her recipes under her tutelage, what does that say for the rest of us poor saps at home?

Wow. Uh, don’t pat yourself on the back or anything. Is it really that big of a deal? Congratulations, Giada, you’re cooking for a bunch of people you’ve never met. Hopefully the gig will mean you no longer have to succumb to donning plastic eyewear for stupid color commentary pieces on the Food Network.

(Sidebar, and a huge bone of contention for me: Why should a meal for “Royals” or Obama or Brad Pitt be worthy of any more attention or hoopla than a meal for people who aren’t famous? Newsflash: the whole idea of fame is idiotic; they’re just people like we all are).

Years ago, some college kid bought a “short, fat” salami, handed it to Giada, and asked her to sign it. She did.

If you say so, Giada. If you say so.

Other posts on Food Network Humor:

---Behind The Scenes Video Of Giada’s Royal Lunch
---FNH INTERVIEWS: Giada De Laurentiis
---Giada Forgot To Apply Her Anti-Perspirant
---Giada Obsesses Over Basil, But Not Apostrophes
---Giada, You Slut, Keep Doing What You Do To Me

    111 Responses

  1. Jamie says:

    It’s sad, I really liked her at one time. I realize that as always, the media can make someone look anyway they want. Maybe they just painted her out to be a bitch but my spidey senses say in this case Giada has drank her own koolaide. Pretty sad but prolly true.

    • trixie says:

      My thoughts exactly, Jamie! I think she got a little caught up in the ‘fame machine’!

    • Patrick says:

      Well, she was a real bitch today on the Today Show. Treated Matt Lauer like a dog. Snotty comments that would send most folks into a rage. Matt however was cool about it. Stood his ground and didn’t respond to Giada’s confrontational behavior. Most folks would have told her off. I’ll never watch or support any of her shows or products. What an asshole! Plus, the bitch just don’t look that good anyway.

  2. unchatenfrance says:

    The original article says the new main dish is a “corn lasagna.” Eeewww…..?

  3. H.C. says:

    I don’t think it’s so much malicious as a big gaffe. Yes, it’s kind of snooty that she had to slip in that little jibe about the catering; she could’ve easily just said the chicken recipe didn’t scale well for large parties (a reason why caterers never/rarely serve certain dishes, because it’s too time- and effort- consuming for them to whip out, at the same time, for a huge party. Lasagna, on the other hand, cooks, heats and stays warm fairly well over a long period of time.)

  4. JimW says:

    I feel a lot better after reading this. I’ve attempted three of her recipes and they all amounted to an epic fail!

    I don’t consider myself a master chef by any means but I can hold my own in a kitchen. The last monstrosity involved her Parmesan coated chicken breasts which I plated and set before my hungry partner one evening. He looked at me like I had a third eye and we wound up trashing the whole meal and headed out to Whataburger.

    I’m relieved knowing that even trained chefs can’t make sense of her nasty slop!

    • JackEughlayte says:

      Glad to hear you say so. I thought it was just me. I gave up on trying any more of her crap and just watch the show with the sound down and look at her boobies.

    • George Bluth says:

      I’m not an encyclopedia of all regional Italian cuisines, but I can cook and I am Italian. I will say I don’t even think she does much Italian cooking on her show. She borrows principles and some basic ingredients, which are often over-enunciated or mispronounced entirely, but her cooking looks pretty pedestrian even on TV.

      I’ve never really had the urge to make any of her recipes.

    • Colleen says:

      Really? I made those chicken breasts before, a couple of times, and they turn out great every time.

      • ed says:

        I’ve made them plenty of times before, too, and they have always turned out great. Unless she has a more complex recipe for the chicken than she uses on her shows/in her cookbooks, I found the recipe pretty straight-forward.

  5. oh_come_on says:

    Doesn’t the polo venue have chefs? Surely her Chicken Milanese isn’t THAT hard to make!

  6. Menage a'foie says:

    I just wasted 5 minutes of my life reading that tripe. Hated her before, really hate her snobby, self-inflated, bobble-headed, big mouthed, poser now.

  7. Laura says:

    Off topic, but did you hear th rumor that Obama may dump Biden as his running mate for Andrew Cuomo? I have no idea if that is true but I immediately thought of “FNH”. I can only imagine the clever posts that you would write. Just the thought of Sandra Lee near our White House makes me shudder.

    • JIBBA JABBA says:

      HAHAHA! I can see Sandra Lee stumbling through the White House looking for the First Lady…”Michelle…it’s cocktail time!”

      • foodismyfriend says:

        Haha….and then she will weasel (or stumble) her way into the kitchen to “help” by sharing some of her “shortcuts”…..hehe….And, oooh, why are the roses in the Rose Garden flourishing so much this year?? (new fertilizer, AKA drunky’s body buried underneath).

  8. chefjon1039 says:

    First off, I didn’t read the whole article, so don’t skewer me if I get something wrong.

    This whole thing is fishy, and just reeks of self promotion. I own a small catering company, and believe me, if Giada showed up with a recipe, we’d be able to make it. For her to piss all over what I am sure are a bunch of seasoned professionals shows the serious disconnect between her and the hard working, talented chefs out there that work for a living every day. Puh-lease. Chicken Milanese is a frigging beginner’s dish.

    The other tell is the fact that she changed to LASAGNA. WTF? No event planner or caterer worth their salt would ever plan on lasagna for the merest of weddings, not to mention a “Royal” visit. First off, it smacks of cheap. Second, do you think that darling Princess Catherine wants to worry about balancing all that cheesy-tomatoey goodness on her fork and getting to her royal chompers before it drips Bolognese sauce all over her lap? It’s just a bad idea for an event like this. For a birthday or casual buffet for family and friends? Fine.

    This is actually reminiscent of the Ina Garten/Mariska Hargitay fiasco when Ina went all cheap on her guests.

    As someone said before me, Giada has obviously been drinking her own kool-aide, and it shows just how out of touch these TV “Stars” really are.

    • qwertygirl says:

      I agree that the lasagna is pretty low rent and basically a cop out. She does say it’s “corn lasagna” (which sounds vile, frankly) and I suspect isn’t loaded with red sauce (although it probably has lots of cheese). But I think she had to save face. She couldn’t say, “I announced a whole menu to the world and now I’m backing off of all of it because I don’t know jack about feeding 2500 people.” She HAD to make it look like it was her choice to remove the chicken based on someone ELSE’S screw up, instead of her own inexperience and lack of, well, common sense, really.

      • Ms. Kira says:

        Haha that kind of reminds me in the movie Dick & Jane where their lawn gets repossessed and Jane comes home as her neighbors watch, so of course she starts screaming at the landscapers, “What?!! Oh no! This is ALL wrong! I ordered Kentucky Blue! This is ….. GREEN! Take it back!! Take it back!!” lol

    • pottymouth princess says:

      This made me think of Rachael Ray “feeding” thousands at her SXSW affair every year. That the caterers can master her stuff for ten times the crowd that Giada is going to feeding LASAGNA! fo (including the future King of England) and high-falutin’ LA caterers used to celeb crowds can’t cook chicken Milanese is an embarrassment.

      Hell, these people didn’t even leave America, yet they’re making the rest of us “ugly” by association.

  9. qwertygirl says:

    When I first heard that’s what she was making, and for that number of people, my first thought was, “Well, that should be a repulsive logistical nightmare.” I worked in catering and you don’t serve breaded, pan fried ANYthing to 2500 people. It’s not scalable to pan fry that many chicken breasts in a short window of time, and it won’t maintain food quality in the holding ovens or chaffing dishes. I think she threw the caterers under the bus for her stupidity.

    I’m willing to bet that the scenario played out as more of: JA-DA (correct pronounciation of her name that she so longs for) told the caterer what she had chosen, the caterer said, “That’s gonna suck,” she said, “NUH,” they said, “Let’s do this–you make it, and then we’ll put it in a holding oven for 20 minutes, and a chaffing dish for half an hour, and then you can eat it and tell us what you think.” She did, and of course the result was FOUL.

    So instead of saying, “We picked something that would hold up better” because that would imply that she didn’t know what she was talking about when she picked the menu, and reveal her lack of experience with this sort of event, she blamed them for not being able to “master” it.

    Faceless caterer (notice they haven’t said what the company’s name is) takes the fall, JA-DA comes off looking like an expert who was able to save the situation with her quick thinking.

    And she still looks like a Pez dispenser.

    • foodismyfriend says:

      She DOES look like a Pez dispenser…glad I’m not the only one who noticed that.

    • Barb says:

      That sounds spot on to me. Good call qwerty.

    • ShaneH says:

      Are you sure it’s 2,500 people? Although when you include “bleacher” seating the event will support up to that many people, it appears the VIP seating with “luncheon” will accomodate up to 600 people.

      from: santa barbara’s

      “Ticket prices for the charity event range from $400 to $4,000 per person to attend the world-class polo match with royal participants. Grandstand seating will hold more than 600 VIP spectators, who will have access to a private reception with players, a luncheon and valet parking courtesy of Audi. Additional temporary bleacher seating will spill onto Polo Fields 2 and 3 to seat more than 2,000 eager onlookers.”

      • qwertygirl says:

        Actually what “People” said was that there would be 2,500 people WATCHING the match. But even if it’s for 50 people, that chicken dish was going to suck. Unless she was making it for herself and three other people, breaded pan fried anything was not the way to go. She’s just not used to cooking for more than six or eight, and clearly picked a menu that would have been perfect if she’d had them over to her house for dinner because she’s an amateur.

      • poppy says:

        $4000 for corn lasagne?!

        • Shane_H says:

          if I was offered “corn lasagna” at as the special at an olive garden or someplace, I’m pretty sure I’d pass.

  10. Jennifer says:

    My husband’s friend from school went to culinary school with Giada, so this behavior does not surprise me.
    Apparently she would get in quite a tizzy if she wasn’t perfectly awesome at everything. Just saying.

    • Giada's Mouth says:

      Good thing that her sexual skills are apparently up to par. I’d hate to think what she might do with those chompers otherwise in the middle of sex.

    • Dale Cat says:

      Jennifer any other stories about Giada that you heard from your husband’s friend at cooking school, would love to hear them.

  11. JIBBA JABBA says:

    She did throw the catering company under the bus. Damn!

    On a side note, why do you keep calling everything “douchy”? I swear that’s your favorite word. Are you running out of material or something?

    • No, I’m not “running out of material or something.” There’s no other word in the English language that means exactly what DOUCHY means.

      • foodismyfriend says:

        Sure there is Jillian…Guy Ferry.

      • Kelley says:

        English is not my first language so I actually looked up the meaning of “douche” or “douchy” in the dictionary just to understand it better and it made me laugh because the actual meaning of the word is:

        1. a jet or current of water, sometimes with a dissolved medicating or cleansing agent, applied to a body part, organ, or cavity for medicinal or hygienic purposes.
        2. the application of such a jet.
        3. an instrument, as a syringe, for administering it.
        4.a bath administered by such a jet.

        Gross. LMAO! You should start a contest of some sort, Jill. Whoever finds another word that can substitute “douche” wins!

    • Shane_H says:

      Although I wanted to agree with you Jibba Jibba, because it’s sort of a crude term, I have to agree with Jillian. Some people and/or their actions are just simply “douchy.” Some people are just “d-bags.” No way around it.

  12. Bob says:

    Not necessarily on point, but in the 21st century, why is there still royalty and why do Americans care?

  13. Lauren says:

    Jillian, you are so right about the whole fame thing. It’s one of my biggest pet peeves…people getting paid gazillions of dollars for things like acting…or nothing (ie Paris Hilton)…and people are starving and losing their homes and jobs. These people are soo out of touch with reality, they don’t know what it is to live from paycheck to paycheck, or pray you can make the next house payment, or being unable to afford to fix the AC in your car (yeah, that’s me, sucks with MD humidity).
    They’re just people like anyone else and they’re put on a pedestal….and somehow excused for their bad behavior,

  14. Silvio says:

    Lasagna ! ! WOW. Do you think she might use any of that sweet Italian creamy cheese in it ? I forget what it’s called .

    I think she’d be wise to zest some lemons on top of it too for an added flavor profile.

    • Barb says:

      I think it’s Marcia’s Pony. No, wait, that’s the wrong one. Rico Tah? Something like that.

      • Menage a'foie says:

        marsha’s pony. priceless! But now that we have better understanding of Bobblehead’s true culinary/catering skillz, my guess would be Kraft. In the bright blue box.

  15. Walter says:

    Even as the vegetarian option, why was she serving lasagna at a polo match? Lasagna and standing outside in hot weather do not go well together, especially if you’re also using one hand to hold a champagne glass. I’d have though Giada would understand these kinds of first world problems.

    • JF says:

      I was thinking the same thing. Who the hell wants to sweat outside, in California, in July, and eat steaming lasagna?

  16. Jana says:

    Obviously her gigantic head is EXPLODING. And when did she become 39 all of a sudden?? Isn’t she 41?? Her husband looks 59 on some days. Corn lasagna sounds nasty-WTF is in it anyway. Her daughter is so freaking adorable it almost makes me like her again-almost.

  17. bibble says:

    “Sometimes, he [Todd] does say, “I want you back the way you used to be,” but there’s no going back, so we just work through it together.”

    Did anyone else find this really sad?

    • foodismyfriend says:

      Yeah, but apparently not sad enough to jump off the money train. Maybe he’s thinking of the time before she became known as the “chef” who likes to clean knobs that aren’t her hubby’s. Google it…it’s out there.

    • Giada's Mouth says:

      “We just work through it together.”

      Translation: He does all the adjustment work for the dubious privilege of stayin’ with her strayin’ self.

      It’s always about her.

  18. Hobbygourmet says:

    Chicken Milanese? Corn Lasagna? (WTF is that anyway?) Those people are born & raised in Europe. As in close to Italy. – Anybody, as in anybody, thinks Kate & William come over here & want to eat Corn Lasagna?- If I get chosen to cook for Royalty, I sure wouldn’t pick Milanese or a f-ing Lasagna! – I don’t think they got to pick who cooks for them.

  19. losmayan says:

    Soo… I went to Foodnetwork’s recipe website and searched for chicken Milanese by Giada. It’s listed difficulty is easy, not medium, not hard. EASY.

    If professional chefs can’t make what she considers easy, she’s got problems.

    • H.C. says:

      as noted above… what’s easy to cook @ home doesn’t equal easy to make in mass quantities for hundreds, maybe thousands, of guests (who presumably all what to be served around the same time.)

  20. Hobbygourmet says:

    I forgot: The second picture looks like she is cleaning her shower stall. — You rock Jillian!

    • cloverleaf says:

      I think that pic is from an old episode where she was in New Orleans helping a Habitat for Humanity project, post-Katrina.

  21. The MiseryCook says:

    Bitch, please! I’m willing to bet that there are dozens of illegal immigrants working as line cooks on one block in Manhattan who could cook a better chicken dish than she can.

  22. Diane says:

    What does it matter if the original dish was not up to her standards? These are people who eat kidney pie for cripe’s sake!!
    WTF do they know?

  23. Mike says:

    Ok…regardless of Giada coming off as “im better than you” with this news item, really people the bigger question here should be:

    HOW DO YOU FUCK UP CHICKEN MILANESE? I mean it’s like the first chicken dish everyone learns/grows up with…how hard is it to fuck up frying a chicken cutlet?

  24. Eurodancemix says:

    Per the FoodNetwork website, this is Giada’s recipe for Chicken Milanese. It has a rating of easy. PLUS…it’s been rated by 101 commenters as being delicious and it’s earned 5 stars. Therefore…if 101 “average” folks can make this dish with delicious results, I don’t understand how professional caterers can’t master this.

    1/3 cup all-purpose flour
    2 eggs, beaten
    1 1/4 cups plain bread crumbs
    2/3 cup grated Parmesan
    2 teaspoons dried basil
    1 teaspoon dried thyme
    4 (6 to 8-ounce) boneless and skinless chicken breasts, tenderloins removed
    Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    1/3 cup vegetable oil
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    2 fennel bulbs, trimmed and thinly sliced
    2 1/2 cups (12 ounces) cherry tomatoes, halved
    1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 teaspoon dried thyme or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
    1/2 cup mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
    For the chicken: Put an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a wire rack.

    Using 3 wide shallow bowls, add the flour to 1, the eggs to another and to the third bowl combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, basil, and thyme.

    On a work surface, put the chicken between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Using a meat mallet, lightly pound the chicken until approximately 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Dredge the chicken pieces in the flour to coat lightly, then dip into the beaten eggs, allowing the excess egg to drip off. Coat the chicken with the bread crumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere.

    In a large, nonstick saute pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add 2 pieces of the breaded chicken into the oil and cook until light golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Transfer the chicken to the prepared baking sheet and keep warm in the oven. Repeat with the remaining chicken. Reserve the cooking juices in the saute pan.

    For the sauce: Using the same saute pan, add the olive oil to the reserved cooking juices and heat over medium heat. Add the fennel and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in the cherry tomatoes, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, garlic and thyme. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes until the tomatoes are tender. Remove the pan from the heat. Add the mascarpone cheese and stir until the mixture is creamy. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

    Transfer the chicken to a serving platter and spoon the sauce over the top before serving.

    • Eurodancemix says:

      Oops…my lasty sentence should have read, “I don’t understand then how, according to Giada, professional caterers can’t master this.”

  25. So There says:

    @Bibble,,,,did Todd say that on her show?
    I find it not only sad but surprised they didn’t
    cut it out. But then again, he must like the
    lifestyle even if he misses the old Giada.

  26. Elliz says:

    WTF is the difference what she makes or anyone is making that day? Kate Middleton looks like the last thing she ate would be the first thing. She’s a walking pencil.

  27. Maddie says:

    i just wanted to point out that in the video of the Today Show with Giada, everyone there pronounces Giada’s name “Jada” . It’s JEE-ada, people, there’s an “I”

    • qwertygirl says:

      What’s hilarious is that everyone on her show pronouces it JA-DA–her “friends” etc who “come over” for her amazing food. I didn’t watch the video, so I believe you if she’s whining because people say JA-DA. But if she wants her name pronounced correctly, perhaps she should start by educating her friends.

    • foodie says:

      Her name is pronounced “JA-DA”, its Italian. Havent you ever heard her pronounce her own name?! Thats how she says her name, do you think she would pronounce her own name wrong?!

      • missrenee says:

        Foodie is right, in Italian, you do not pronounce every vowel distinctly. there are many diphongs and even aside from that often when two vowels appear next to each other, they are often elided.

        So Giada would be pronounced with two syllables NOT three

    • Qlassic says:

      Giada is an Italian word and name. In this case, the “i” is silent, it serves only to soften the “G,” as without the i, the G would be hard, and sound like “Godda.” The correct pronunciation is then “Jada,” no separate i sound, though it is frequently mispronounced.

  28. Rev Dr E Buzz says:

    She seems to be a horrible person…

    Either she boned the recipe, and the planning, or she picked a bad caterer that couldn’t make a simple recipe.

    But not her, she can’t look bad. She must be an absolute nightmare to be anywhere near. Which is kinda hard not to be near her, I can see her head from Michigan.

  29. Daria says:

    I happened to be home the morning that the Today show aired her segment where she showed what she was going to cook. None of it looked difficult to prepare or even that interesting. It seemed like a couple different hors d’oeuvres to me, nothing really substantial.
    The Royals will probably not be impressed and will wish they had hired someone like Thomas Keller.

  30. Teague says:

    So Giada’s a bitch that can’t cook…is there news here or is just a recap of the obvious?

  31. Luna Lovegood says:

    I don’t really have anything against Giada, her recipes I have tried have been blah but she seems pretty benign……and this may be a dumb question but out of all the chefs who could showcase California cuisine, she is the best they could find? Sorry, but she’s just a better looking more tasteful Sandra Lee.

  32. GuyDeFranco says:

    So, wanting to make her impression on the British Royals the best impression she could makes her a douche?

    If I owned a business or had my own culinary line etc. And I had the chance to present my product to someone who is influential and has the media attention, I would want to make the best impression possible.

    Considering the British Royals are recognized and internationally and have influence internationally, I would want them to look upon my work favorably.(Which by the way it doesn’t matter if you think this is silly or not, they have it and it’s not going anyplace.)

    A nod from someone that influential could change the recognition of your business to something much larger. If the Royals happen to like what she presents, many people might be influenced by their experience and therefore buy more of Giada’s products. Am I way off base here? This sounds like smart business and everyone knocking Giada down for trying to make the best impression possible sound like ignorant, jealous nobodies.

    • Menage a'foie says:

      since when is CORN LASAGNE a BEST impression? That’s just sad and lazy.

      • Guy DeFranco says:

        I’m sorry, but have you had both recipes? Have you made them?

        Maybe since she came up with the recipes, and has to have them implemented, she made a judgment call.

        Maybe the Corn Lasagna is the better dish of the two.

        Since you have no information on the matter I would say your opinion is suspect at best.

  33. Drea says:

    I didn’t read all the comments so I’m not sure if anyone mentioned this…

    In the original article when asked about being a sex symbol Giada said “I mean, when you remember growing up, remember being sick and throwing up, there’s no way you can think of yourself as sexy.”

    WTF. Throwing up? Did she had some ailment we don’t know about? Out of context that is a very odd statement.

    • stillstanding says:

      Oh dear, a typo. It looked to me as if Wills was recoiling. From what we can only imagine.

      • stillstanding says:

        Sorry Drea, really. Posted in wrong spot; meant to agree about extreme oddness of nausea comment. Am reminded of why this granny usually sticks to lurking.

  34. Pat says:

    How many times does she have to say “tweak”?

  35. MJ says:

    I read last week that Giada KNEW she was doing the dinner for the polo deal and THEN found out the ROYAL COUPLE would be attending and she was SO surprised. Oh My God, I would have called every caterer in the LA area. She’s a bitch, has way too many teeth, is making too much $ from Target, and I’m sick of her. I’m sick of all of those people.

  36. Jan_el says:

    Of all the great chefs in LA , they pick her?

    Lasagna seems a bit cheap to serve the future King and Queen. That’s what I serve when when I want to feed a crowd and feel too overwhelmed to do anything else. I would think a real trained chef would go to the wall for this occasion.

  37. Big D says:

    Seems like the caterers were screwing up the recipe on purpose because the total time on this dish is

    Total Time: 43 min.
    Prep15 min.
    Cook28 min.
    Yield:4 to 6 servings

    They were probably thinking she isn’t paying us enough to work this hard on chicken. WTF?? Either that or they were running into problems with the fennel and thyme like a few of the reviewers.

  38. MJ says:

    Y’all, I picked up the 7-18 issue of People yesterday and there is a page with a picture of the Royal Couple, the Pez Dispenser (that was HILARIOUS) and a recipe for BEEF TENDERLOIN CROSTINI that Pez was serving at this polo match with lovely pictures. Didn’t say shit about lasagna or anthing else. p.s. I’m from Alabama and “y’all” is a habit, but I do not sound like trailer trash Pauler.

  39. Patrick says:

    It’s actually hypocritical when you consider that in Next Food Network Star, it’s not uncommon to demand the contestants cater to hundreds of people on no more than about two days notice. And she’s one of the harsher judges. Makes me wonder if she’d actually last more than the first round if she was a nobody cook trying to get on today.

  40. stillstanding says:

    Off of the Today Show, I just saw a snapshot of Giada serving the royal couple. “One picture’s worth a thousand words” she proudly declared, but it look to me as if Wills was recoiling.

  41. stillstanding says:

    Oh dear, a typo. It looked to me as if Wills was recoiling. From what, we can only imagine.

  42. Norm. says:

    From the interview: “Maybe more people will be able to pronounce my name correctly (laughs).”

    Really? How hard is it to say “bitch”?

  43. Darren says:

    Congrats to all the losers that have make some jackass comments on here. Giada has too big of a head, too many teeth,she’s unproportioned, yawn… Everyone of you poor bastards would give you left nut to be on her show. Sure she’s not a huge talent like Kim Kardashian or Paris Hilton but I’ll stick by Giada anytime. She’s a saint. Why don’t you dipshits go follow Octomom…or post a picture of yourself and see the comments that follow…..

    • Norm. says:

      Quiet Obvioustroll.

    • Joan says:

      Oh gad, a post from some kid who only watches the bobble head while he’s loping his pony.

      And exactly what talent do Kim K. and Paris H. have??

      Saint? Is she blessing the unwashed masses with a sprig thyme?

  44. Bri says:

    What a fucking joke. What is there to master about lemon, mint, and mascarpone cheese?

    Mix em all in a bowl, call any tangible surface of the dish a “crust,” talk about how oil keeps it moist, over annunciate Italian words and say that the lemon “sort of brightens up” the flavors, and you’re done.

  45. ElizabethDarcy says:

    I’m surprised no one has mentioned her comments about being just a “girl from California” who doesn’t live in New York or take a trip to London that often. I’ve never been to Europe and I’ve never been to New York or LA. She makes herself sound like she grew up on the streets and scratched and pulled her way to the top. We all know she’s from a Hollywood Royalty family and she’s obviously had everything handed to her on a silver spoon. I really dislike her and her overwhelming attitude of rich entitlements. Go away, Giada!

  46. Lilienne says:

    Where do I start.

    Giada has a lot of drive and a powerhouse on what she wants and it shows.
    She is also a sweetheart as well.

    She did not overplay this,the network did.
    Giada was Giada.
    She’s a pro and has worked in restuarants.

    Have you ever had a team of bad roofers who you hired?
    I did,
    The city hoseing inspector had to come out 3 times befor they gave the ok.
    There are RN’s who cant even take a pulse.
    And Dr.;s you cant even read there writting.

    I get the feeling she hired some doof balls in this catering service.
    Probly paid them a 30 grand for a days work and they could’nt even boil water.
    A lot of idiots go into the food field and get a degree and cant cook crap.

    Sure,some fault on her part,the security team also slowed them down big time.
    Under alot of pressure,its like that in high class restuarants as well.
    You want big pay=you bust ass.

    If you want to attact Giada,this is not much ammo.
    As for her being a PG porn star.
    LOL,that is funny.
    Has anyone seen anything of a dismal amount of anything?
    Dolly Parton is tuff enuff,,,Giada,10 times more conservitive.

    As for the rumor she cheated?
    Don’t buy it.
    I also get the feeling her sex life is dismal, but some women are like that.
    Busy 70 hours a week,travel?

    Not a lesbian, but she is gorgous.
    Big head?
    Her teeth?

    Alot of you guys who judge, love dizzy Lohan or stinky Spears or that un-talented lady gaga.

    Giada is a powerfull woman.
    If she was an actress,she would top them all.
    She’s to high class and has drive.

    Very unique woman.

    As for a bitch,not enuff ammo.
    But then again?
    But who cant be an asshole.(at times or taken out of text)
    Giada has also givin alot of money to charity and not a trouble maker.
    They’d keep her to to show how to boil water.


  47. Rachel says:

    I know her, she is wonderfully pleasant, down-to-earth and so much fun to be around! I’m so happy for her and her growing fame, she deserves it.

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