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Giada is Coming!

I am a little bit of a celebrity chef groupie.

I bailed out of work early to wait in line at the Sur La Table on Fourth Street in Berkeley to have a cookbook signed by Rachael Ray.  I found Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, at the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco and told her ALL about my chocolate parties.  I waited in line at the Williams-Sonoma in Walnut Creek to meet the queen of slow food herself, Alice Waters.  I think if Bobby Flay popped up and told me he wanted to have a throwdown, I might up and die from the excitement.

When Martha Stewart went to prison, I bought a Juicy Couture t-shirt that said “Free Martha” and let me tell you, I wore it proudly.  I spent nine hours once making an ice cream cake from her cookbook, I love that woman.  So it was with great excitement that I took a very long lunch from work and waited two hours at the Williams-Sonoma in Union Square to meet her.  It was quite a thrill, and let me tell you, she looks incredible.

As a true Food Network devotee, I am very excited to share that Giada is coming to the Bay Area to do a book signing for her new book Giada at Home: Family Recipes from Italy and California on Wednesday, April 14 at 1pm at the Williams-Sonoma in Union Square.  Space is limited, so call ahead to pre-order your book for the event and reserve your ticket.  Don’t miss it!

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  1. Alycia Troglen 04/08/2011 at 7:59 pm

    Today, while I was at work, my cousin stole my iphone and tested to see if it can survive a twenty five foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. Smoothie Blenders. My iPad is now destroyed and she has 83 views. I know this is totally off topic but I had to share it with someone!

  2. erinoltmanns 04/09/2010 at 8:02 pm

    I love Giada! I probably have more success with her recipes than with any of my other favorite chefs.