Giada has traveled worldwide, serving up her amazing dishes to people, including many famous ones, from coast to coast. But perhaps one of her favorite memories of her time as a TV chef is during 2011 when she was invited to cook for Prince William and Kate Middleton, not long after the two tied the knot in their royal wedding.
Unfortunately for the prince, he was busy playing a polo match when the food was served – but she made sure to cook something up special for him when he was done.
Taking the Cake
When the Food Network star does decide to enjoy a nice, moist slice of chocolate cake, she eats it a bit differently than most. Actually, the way she eats it sounds like it takes a lot of effort, and she says it’s “like a scavenger hunt.”
She apparently eats all of the icing on the outside of it first thing and then peels off the cake layers and eats the icing layers in the middle. But for the most part, when the craving for sweets hits, she’ll try to reach for something a bit healthier and/or portion-controlled.
Do you ever wonder why food that you see in commercials and other places on television looks so incredible, but when you try and make the same thing at home, the aesthetics just aren’t quite up to par (even though it may taste amazing)?
That’s because food stylists are working behind the scenes with your favorite TV chefs to make the food look as photo and video worthy as humanly possible. Sometimes, however, this means leaving your chicken a bit undercooked – which Al Roker wasn’t aware of when he bit into one of her creations on the " Today Show."
Jade De Laurentiis
It’s hard to believe that Giada’s daughter is a teenager considering it feels like she was just a baby a few blinks ago. Giada and designer Todd Thompson had Jade in 2008, an experience which Giada says she’s thrilled she’s gone through with, but not one she plans to do again.
These days, Jade spends time with mom and dad separately, for the most part, since their past divorce. The two still work pretty well together when it comes to parenting their beautiful daughter.
Although Giada and Todd Thompson were together for more than a decade and created Jade during that time, the marriage wouldn’t last longer than 11 years. Ultimately, they decided to break things off, and their divorce was finalized back in 2015.
The two are still civil with one another, as they’d have to be for their daughter’s sake, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t some rough patches when it came to the breakup. Todd wound up getting the rights to half of her cookbook advances and a whole lot more during the split.