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Thursday, October 16

Giada Joins Oxfam as Ambassador for the Hungry

Did anyone know that today is World Food Day? I didn't.

I was happy to read that Giada De Laurentiis has begun work with the relief agency Oxfam International as an Ambassador. She'll be focusing her efforts on fighting poverty and hunger.

"To a billion people around the world surviving on just a dollar a day, the question 'what are we going to eat tonight' becomes more about life and death, than about recipes," says Giada.

Giada's already raising awareness for the organziation. Every book sold on her recent book tour had an insert on rising food costs and the hunger crisis, according to Oxfam.

Good job, G!

Read more about Giada's involvement and see what you can do.

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27 Comments:

At 10/16/2008 3:05 PM , Anonymous Nancy said...

Jacob ... I told you Giada was a real lady !

 
At 10/16/2008 3:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for Giada! Love her!

 
At 10/16/2008 5:28 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't you need to graduate from a accredited culinary institution in order to be referred to as a chef ?

I'd love to hear what chefs have to say.

 
At 10/16/2008 6:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Giada, good job! We are so proud of you. Just FYI to Rachael Ray's haters, RR give a lot to the hungery kids too!

 
At 10/16/2008 6:25 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will donate $10,000 if she poses topless.

 
At 10/16/2008 6:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Giada is just so beautiful... and yes- Rachael gives and gives to feed hungry kids in AMERICA! Sometimes we forget there are actually starving families in the U.S. !! SO thank you Rachael- I respest all you give always, Bless you.

 
At 10/16/2008 8:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

that quote from her made me shiver a little. every time I have to get creative and "rob Peter to pay Paul" and apply everywhere because my 40 hr a week job isn't enough, along comes the humbling reality that somewhere, someone has it MUCH much worse.

Good for Giada! What an angel.

 
At 10/17/2008 9:22 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those chefs you're talking about would kill for Giada's gig and everyone elses gig on FN for that matter.

 
At 10/17/2008 10:08 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many chefs would kill for her gig yes, but the point remains, don't you need to graduate from a accredited facility to use the term chef ?

Some may say she got to where she is because she wants everyone to believe she is a chef, and this self designation has helped her somewhat. I think this sort of insults chefs who toil away at school for a few years , busting their onions to pass the course and along comes Glamor Girl putting chef down on her resume.

I guess real chefs don't have time to read these blogs, as they are out earning and scraping by, so maybe that's why chefs haven't piped up.

 
At 10/17/2008 10:22 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't you people wish you could be in her place!!!!! Good Luck Giada!!! Met her she is a NICE LADY. You people who find fault in her all the time (YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW HER). Regarding all chefs they picked this profession and I'm sure they knew what they were getting into.

 
At 10/17/2008 11:45 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom Colicchio didn't go to culinary school and either did Ina Garten but I consider them both chefs in my book.

 
At 10/17/2008 11:47 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

And just because you didn't go to school doesn't mean you didn't work hard to get where you are. Just sayin'....LOL.

 
At 10/17/2008 11:54 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't Giada attend Le Cordon Bleu?

 
At 10/17/2008 12:24 PM , Blogger Jenna said...

Well, she CAN get on my nerves but what a pretty picture of her.

 
At 10/17/2008 2:36 PM , Blogger Hank the Rapper said...

http://giadadelaurentiis.ytmnd.com/

The only thing I find annoying about her is the way she over-enunciates every word. She knows her stuff, though.

 
At 10/17/2008 3:16 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares if she is a chef or not if she is helping starving people around the world?

 
At 10/17/2008 4:54 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oxfam spends approximately 92% of every dollar on administration, overhead and costly advertising campaigns. You give em fifty bucks you think will buy wheat and beans and a fraction of that goes into action.

Oh Giada is a real saint isn't she?

 
At 10/17/2008 6:10 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great now she's going to bitch at hungry children. Do they really need to hear her talk about how wonderful she is.

 
At 10/17/2008 7:50 PM , Anonymous Alec Arse said...

Me don’t like Princess Giada. She bad…bad woman! She only help children to assuage her capacious ego. No beneficence there ! Royght…and straight away ! She no Alain Ducasse, so I mock her (anonymously) every chance I get. We abhor Scions where me come from. …Umm, oops, I guess not.

 
At 10/19/2008 3:39 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Grief. Those of you who try to put Giada down have to dig really really hard to find fault.
I've watched her and she's normal, beautiful and well mannered. I think she's just great!

 
At 10/20/2008 9:09 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah she's normal, beautiful and well mannered but that equals BORING.

 
At 10/20/2008 11:13 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The real Giada showed up when she was judging on the NFNS.

All the eye rolling and facial expressions that were done to bring th efocus back to her.

Take your ego you bitch and go back to Italy.

You look inbred.

 
At 10/20/2008 3:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

She was a bitch on the last 2 NFNS shows. I mean she needs to look back at her first shows. I watched but she is much better now.

 
At 10/21/2008 8:07 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets not forget her wonderful appearance on Iron Chef. Giada the self titled chef need a real chef to do all the work. Then threw a tantrum because 'she' didn't win.

Skillful and classy as always.

 
At 10/21/2008 1:47 PM , Blogger Babeth said...

I can't wait to read your review about Giada new show!

 
At 10/22/2008 10:46 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think anyone who works for charity should be praised. I bet she could feed half the world with all the food she must have stashed in that giant head of hers, because she obviously doesn't eat all the stuff she makes or she'd look like Ina. Can you say pancetta? Prosciutto? I think her head is analogous to a camel's hump.

 
At 10/23/2008 2:53 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's really not fair to the camel.

 

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