I am so excited today to get to share this interview with someone I have known of for many, many years and who partially taught me how to cook. Giada De Laurentiis is the Emmy award-winning star of many shows, including “Everyday Italian,” “Giada Entertains,” “Giada at Home,” and “Giada in Italy.” She trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and worked at Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant before starting her own company.
Born in Rome, she now lives in Los Angeles with her daughter, Jade. We talk mom to mom about parenting, wellness, the Mediterranean diet, and how to have a healthy relationship with food. Also don’t miss her newest cookbook, Eat Better, Feel Better, with a 21-day cleansing meal plan that you won’t be able to wait to dig into!
Episode Highlights With Giada De Laurentiis
- Why she started delving into the wellness world and reconsidering what foods she was eating
- What she learned from under-eating and how her diet is different now
- Why she reduced sugar, dairy, gluten and alcohol
- How she learned to deal with stress
- The myth of superwoman and how this is hurting women
- Why community is so important for health and how she learned this lesson
- How she models healthy food habits with her daughter
- The stress connection and why this is so important for health
- Gifts she’s found in the pandemic… the silver linings
- How to let go of control (in a good way) with our kids (and ourselves)
- The ways that Julia Child influenced Giada
- And more!
Resources We Mention
- Giada De Laurentiis
- Eat Better, Feel Better: My Recipes for Wellness and Healing, Inside and Out by Giada De Laurentiis
- Other Books by Giada De Laurentiis
- Food Rules to Cure Picky Eating
- Chef Junior cookbook
- Julia Child
- Sara Gottfried
What would you like to ask Giada? Have anything to add? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on iTunes to let us know. We value knowing what you think and this helps other moms find the podcast as well.
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