Tuesday, September 30
My questions were mostly about her new show. I didn't bring up the Page Six article, as this was a conference call with other journalists. (Not that I consider myself a "journalist." It was mostly a time issue; I only got about 5 minutes to ask questions.)
For the new show, Giada will not be limited to cooking Italian food (although it will still play a big part, says Giada). She'll also be out of the kitchen more often, showing viewers how to plan a beach party, California BBQ, or family dinner.
You can expect a lot of "California cuisine" on the new show. "We eat a little lighter [in California], a little more local," says Giada. Thanks to the numerous farmers markets across the country, Giada says anyone will be able to prepare the new dishes--not just Californians.
Another big change from Everyday Italian will be the use of an actual set, as opposed to a rented house in Los Angeles. "I'll have a lot more room to move around," says Giada.
With a new focus on getting out of the kitchen, it's no surprise that Giada is using the same production company as her other FN show Giada's Weekend Getaways to produce Giada at Home.
It's also a brighter show, according to G. "Everything is shot on a white background with white plates," says Giada. Expect the focus on the food to be ramped up even more.
And while I didn't ask these questions (someone else on the call did), Giada says the top two questions she constantly gets are still: 1) How do you eat the food you make and stay so thin? (Portion control, exercise, etc.) and 2) Will you pronounce spaghetti or pancetta for me?