TITLE: Giada De Laurentiis: Book Fest 05
SPEAKER: Giada De Laurentiis
EVENT DATE: 2005/09/24
RUNNING TIME: 29 minutes
Chef and author Giada De Laurentiis at the 2005 National Book Festival
Speaker Biography: Giada De Laurentiis grew up in a large Italian family and her passion for food was sparked when she learned as a child to prepare family recipes for their frequent gatherings. She became a professional chef after attending the famed Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School in Paris. After working in a variety of Los Angeles restaurants, including Wolfgang Puck's Spago, she started her own business as a private chef and caterer in Los Angeles and is the founder of GDL Foods. She is the author of the best-seller "Everyday Italian" (Clarkson Potter/Random House, 2005), which is also the name of her show on the Food Network. De Laurentiis lives in California.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2005