Auditorium Speaker Series featuring Giada De Laurentiis
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You’re likely to have a mouth-watering experience when you hear Giada De Laurentiis--Emmy Award-winning star of Food Network's Everyday Italian, Giada's Weekend Getaways, Giada in Paradise, and Giada at Home, author of six cookbooks, and more—on Sunday, June 30, 10:30-11:00 am.
Born in Rome, De Laurentiis grew up in a big Italian family that spent a lot of time together in the kitchen, where she discovered her love of cooking. She honed her skills at Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris and worked at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago in Los Angeles before founding her own catering company. Her new deliciously fun “Recipe for Adventure” book series with Penguin Young Readers Group is about a brother and sister whose lives take a magical turn when their fabulous great aunt comes to live with them. The books are a perfect blend of adventure, humor, and foods that middle grade readers know and love. The first two books in the series, Naples! and Paris! will be published in Fall 2013, each one inspired by the author’s love of a certain city and/or cuisine.
De Laurentiis has served as a celebrity Ambassador for the international relief organization, Oxfam America, highlighting the struggles of the billion people around the world who are chronically hungry.
Sponsored by Penguin Young Readers