Friday, July 9, 2010

the Italian chef + glamourous cakemaker

Giada di Laurentiis,
 Celebrity Chef Extraordinaire


in Capri


Giada Pamela De Laurentiis was born in Rome, Italy
in August, 1970,  she will turn 40 this year.
She is the eldest child of actress Veronica De Laurentiis and her first husband,
actor-producer Alex De Benedetti.  Her grandparents are Italian film producer
Dino di Laurentiis & his wife, the legendary actress Silvana Mangano.
Giada's father was a close associate of Giada's grandfather,
the film producer Dino De Laurentiis.

After her parents divorced the her mother moved the family to
Los Angeles, where she was raised.

Town & Country Magazine & Food & Wine Magazine
did articles on the di Laurentiis family, including Giada, after seeing them
a film producer thought it would be a good idea to have Giada try out
for a TV show.  The rest is history.



following are some really wonderful photos of Giada in Capri & on the
mainland of Italy...








of course, you already knew all this...
but what I'll bet you don't know is that...

major photoshopping going on with her hand on the
cover of her book...see how large her fingers are
compared to her arm? & her little finger?

All to cover Giada's cleavage?  Yes.  Hilarious?  Yes.





& another thing you probably didn't know...
to compete with Rachel Ray, who has a major dog food division,
Giada's people think she should have a dog food too.
Provisional label...









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i love the creativity & artistry which goes into
professinal cakebaking...click on this link to see
some of the most beautiful work in the USA



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