Giada's Italian Holiday
Giada De Laurentiis, that beautiful chef on the Food Network that you hate because she looks like she doesn't eat what she cooks, had a new special this past week called Giada's Italian Holiday. Giada went on vacation to Italy and let us come along for the ride. (Isn't it easier when you can get your job to pay for your time off?)
Giada first visited Venice where she strolled the Grand Canal, took a gondalier ride, and went to Harry's Bar where she munched on ham and cheese panini sandwiches. The dish looked so great, Peter "Godard-ized" the recipe and made his own version for our Golden Globes party. Giada also shopped at Rialto's farmer's market, which had an extensive fish market, and she shopped for modern Venetian glass.
Giada then drove to Parma, Italy where she went to a Parmesan cheese making factory. In addition to the delicious cheese wheels, she got to actually participate in the cheese making process. She had this funny outfit and hat that kept falling off. It was straight out of I Love Lucy. Giada then toured a prosciutto factory and Perugina chocolate factory. Yummy!
She then met her husband in Rome for a romantic date that included pizza and ice cream. Overall, it looked like she had a great time. I have never been to Italy and I cannot wait to go!