Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show w/ Giada Di Laurentiis

This Saturday, Giada di Laurentiis will be presenting at the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show in Atlanta Georgia. Giada will be doing cooking presentations at the Smithfield Celebrity Theater from 11:00-12:00 and 4:00-5:00, with a book-signing of her newest book “Giada at Home” from 1:00-2:30. Other presenters at the Atlanta Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show include fellow Food Network stars Paula Deen and The Neeley’s, as well as mixologist Miles Macquarrie. Giada will also appear at the Washington DC Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show from November 5th-6th, alongside Paula Deen and Guy Fieri. More information about the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show and Giada’s presentations can be found at

Giada De Laurentiis to Judge Food Network Star

Giada De Laurentiis will be a new judge on the up-and-coming 7th season of Food Network Star. She will judge alongside Bobby Flay. The 7th season of Food Network Star premieres on the Food Network June 5th 2011, and the LA edition features three local cook contestants: Katy Clark of Long Beach, Penny Davidi of Los Angeles and Jyll Everman of Glendora. All of the challenges in the 7th season of Food Network Star were staged at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and the LA’s Original Farmers Market. With nearly 10 years now between cooking TV shows and magazines, and five of her own cooking books, Giada De Laurentiis has more than enough experience to make a great judge on this year’s Food Network Star.