Bon Appetit magazine recently took a reader survey and when asked who their favorite T.V. chef was, Giada de Laurentiis won. Not only that, she was also picked as the cooking teacher most would prefer to spend a week with.
This I can completely understand. I have tried many of her recipes and by far, I enjoy them more than any other I have tried from other T.V. chefs. Most of her recipes have an Italian twist to them.
One of my favorites is her pancetta wrapped pork roast. We eat this at least twice a month in my house. What is really nice about her recipes is not that they are brand new creations. Most are familiar recipes we have seen in the past, but she has adjusted them so subtly, yet so dramatically, your blown away by the results. Of course, this is what good cooks do. They take a recipe, and change it to their tastes, and come out with a new creation.
I recently cooked for a super bowl party, and I used one of Giada’s steak sandwhich recipes that I adjusted quite a bit and it went quicker than any other food presented at the party. I will be posting this soon, but I would have never gotten there if Giada hadn’t introduced her method and special tastes. This chef is making us all look good. 🙂
Congratulations Giada, it is a recognition well deserved!
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