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Giada De Laurentiis @ The Paley Center

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Tuesday night The Paley Center for Media hosted and evening with Giada De Laurentiis. Often you leave events like this thinking, "If only I could have asked a question, if I only I could have met her, if only I could have tried the food I saw prepared onscreen..." Well, the Paley Center granted every wish you could possibly have and more.

The evening began with a preview of her new show, At Home with Giada, a twist on Everyday Italian. The show is largely a result of the birth 7 months ago of her daughter, Jade. She hopes the show will be a breath of fresh air. The large, sunny set allows more freedom of movement than the cramped kitchens of Everyday Italian. Besides a sunnier set, the show also reflects more of her sunny California influences. But none of Giada's charm is lost, whether it is tilting her head thoughtfully before tossing another bunch of salt into the bowl, or her enthusiastic exclamations at the deliciousness of the food. She is natural and unabashed before the cameras. Giada is Giada and you can't help but love her.