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Giada De Laurentiis: No Pasta? Politics Please!

Giada De Laurentiis: No Pasta?  Politics Please!

Giada de Laurentiis gets silly with her JJ coasters at the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival last month in Miami, Fla.

The fabulous 40-year-old celebrity chef sat down with for an exclusive interview and dished about her favorite band – Kings of Leon, what she’d like to pursue if she wasn’t a chef and what she has cooking for her daughter’s 3rd birthday party!

Click inside for Just Jared‘s exclusive interview with the lovely Giada

JJ: How has this weekend at the Food Festival been?
GD: I think it is really fun and I think that is what I love about South Beach! It is kind of like this college party! Because we are all in a very close proxomity with each other and as much as people think we all (the chefs) hang out together all the time – we really do not. We are all really busy – We all live in different places! We travel a lot so we do not get to see each other as much we would like to. So this is a really fun venue and who does not want to get away from the cold in the middle of winter?
JJ: How was it been shooting the Next Food Network Star and your show, Giada at Home?
GD: I was shooting both simultaneously and it was pretty hectic! But I wrapped up At Home about a week ago and I am still doing Star. We wrapped in L.A. and now I am moving to New York with six of the finalists. It has been an unbelievable journey and a roller coaster ride of emotions I must say this season. It’s craziness – But it is really fun!
JJ: So you certainly have a lot of fun with food, but what would you do if you weren’t cooking?
GD: I think I would be in politics somehow! Politics fascinates me and I think that there is so much that needs to be done especially for the kids in this country. And for the way people eat that I might be doing something there.
JJ: Your daughter Jade’s 3rd birthday is coming up soon what do you have planned?
GD: She is so into movies lately and kids’ movies obviously. How to Train Your Dragon is number one on her list so I was thinking of maybe somehow getting a bunch of kids together doing lunch and a movie which is what I used to do when I was a kid. My parents used to do it for us!
JJ: I know you’re a big fan of Kings of Leon – what’s your favorite song?
GD: I love them all – but “Use Somebody” is my favorite!
JJ: What’s the most dangerous thing you’ve done?
GD: Helicopter snowboarding in Canada! Yes, jumping out of a helicopter and snowboarding down a mountain that you know nobody has been on. It is just kind of a wilderness. My husband is an extreme athlete. That is what he loves to do, so in order to keep up with him I kind of have to push the boundaries a little. We have been together 20 years!

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Photos: Sobe Wine & Food Festival
Posted to: Giada De Laurentiis, JJ Coaster

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  • David

    Politics is about power not helping people.40 years of programs has only created more poor.Trillions of dollars spent with no results.Only rich liberals can really help the poor.Unless your looking to be tax exempt.