WATCH: Giada De Laurentiis Makes All The Pestos On Today
Giada De Laurentiis proved why she’s a Food Network Star mentor this morning when she took her Today Show cooking segment, and made it her bitch. The Italian cooking queen made three pestos in four minutes, each containing a bevy of unconventional ingredients. No basil/pine nut/parm-regg snoozefest here.
Take note, Food Network Star contestants (and Aretha Franklin). This is how you rock a four-minute segment. She finished 3 variations, each with its own distinct set of ingredients, gave a history of the dish, AND a tip for prepping it, all with the cool, easy breezy demeanor of a Clairol spokesmodel. Homegirl is a wealth of knowledge. We hope Team Giada took adequate advantage of being in the kitch with such TV chef royalty.