Instead of Italian cuisine, Giada De Laurentiis almost specialized in this.
Giada De Laurentiis is renowned for her passion for Italy and its diverse cuisine. The Food Network star grew up in the European country until she was seven years old, giving her firsthand knowledge of the cuisine. Despite this, the Everyday Italian star had intended to focus on dishes other than pasta and osso buco.
Giada De Laurentiis decided to be a pastry chef when she was younger.
De Laurentiis wanted to follow her dream of becoming a chef after graduating from UCLA and attended Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. She fell in love with French cuisine while attending culinary school.
De Laurentiis told Milk Street Radio, “I didn’t want to do Italian cuisine.” “I decided to make French cuisine. I went to Paris with the aim of being an incredible pastry chef who could make sugar sculptures, which I did a lot of in Paris.”
While at Le Cordon Bleu, the Food Network star had a somewhat different perspective on Italian cuisine than he does now.
In response to a negative New York Times restaurant review, Giada De Laurentiis had this reaction.
She explained, “I just didn’t feel like tossing pasta.” “No, that’s beneath me,” I said. What the hell is going on here? And I had to spend a lot of time dealing with my own demons.”
Different regions of Italian cuisine were mentioned by the Food Network star.
Now that she specializes in Italian cooking, De Laurentiis pointed out that the dishes vary according to region.
“I think still to this day, a lot of Americans don’t realize that Italian food—in many countries this happens but—it’s very, very regional, the way they make things,” she explained. “So, lasagna in the South is completely different than a lasagna in the North… It’s all various rituals that have been passed on for hundreds of years… This is a condensed version of the plot. I hope you found it entertaining.