What Would You Ask Giada?

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


An in-depth, 4-week reverse dieting course for women who feel like their metabolism has slowed down, think they might have hormonal imbalance and can’t lose weight no matter what they do.

Boy, do I have some exciting news for you guys. But, first things first: breakfast!


I rocked the Kodiak Protein Pancake for breakfast again this morning. I love how soft and fluffy it is. The vanilla flavor (from the protein powder) is pretty awesome, too.

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I topped my pancake with banana slices and maple syrup.


And, of course, I enjoyed a glass of iced coffee. I can’t start my day without one!

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Ok, ready for my news?

A few weeks ago, I received this email from the PR folks at Bella Sera Wines:

On behalf of Bella Sera Wines, Emmy Award winning chef and best-selling cookbook author Giada De Laurentiis will be at St. Anthony’s Feast in Boston’s North End on August 27th, conducting a live cooking demonstration and hosting a book signing.   Would you be interested in coming out to the event in the morning on Saturday, August 27th and speaking with Giada?

Did you catch that last part?!? Umm”¦ YES, I would like to speak with Giada!!! What a cool opportunity!


So, tomorrow morning, I have 15 minutes to speak with Giada. I’m sort of freaking out, but I’m really excited at the same time. I have a few questions in mind to ask her, but if you guys have questions, please let me know and I will ask her!

Question of the Day

What would you ask Giada?

P.S. The winner of my CNC t-shirt giveaway is Aine @ Something to Chew Over! Congrats, Aine! Please email me at tina@carrotsncake.com with your mailing address and choice of t-shirt!



  1. Ooh, I love Giada, she’s my favorite Food Network personality!

    I’d ask her how she stays so darn skinny after she cooks all of that delicious food! J/K, I wouldn’t want to sound rude.

    I would genuinely be curious if she sticks to a certain workout regimen or something though.

  2. How exciting! Ask her what her favorite ingredient is? Or what is her favorite type of food other than Italian? Good luck! Can’t wait to hear about it.

  3. OOOH….how exciting!!!!! I’d just ask her to say “ricotta” over and over, because I love her italian pronounciations. Sounds just like my friend Carlo’s Mama! (I’m not kidding!!! It really does! : ) ) Enjoy, can’t wait to read all about it!!!

  4. OMG I am sooo jealous!!! I love love Giada! I have followed her since her Everyday Italian show and I just love the girl, she is so adorable and I just love her excitement and joy for food 🙂

    I too would also like to know how she stays in such great shape? I’ve read before that she’s all about portion control, which I get, but does she ever have some days where she just throws portion control out the window and go crazy?! I’d also like to know what she does for exercise?

    And I’ve always wondered if she ever gets nervous in front of the camera or live audience? If she ever hits a road block with creating recipes? And if her success ever gets frightening to her in having to live up to so many expectations?

  5. Ask her what nail polish she uses. She always has the same nude/beige polish on her shows and it’s adorable& classy. Whenever my husband and I watch her I’m like “look at her nails, I love them!” and he replies, “oh you’re looking at her NAILS??” He has a crush on her.

  6. What a coincidence! I saw her for the first time today on the Food Network while I was working out at the gym. If I hadn’t, I would have absolutely no idea who she is!! She was cooking with kids – not sure if that is her usual gig or not. Most of the food she made looked delicious except she made these cheese and macaroni cups that did not look too appealing to me (although given the ingredients that were in them they probably were good!)

    Have fun!! Hope you get some good questions!

  7. I would like to ask her why she feels the need to put an Italian accent only on Italian ingredients, and why she feels the need to wear low-cut shirts on a COOKING show? Cooking shows are for cups of milk, not bags.

    Just sayin’ 😉

    1. @Lacey @ Lake Life: She is fluent in Italian, so why wouldn’t she say the Italian correctly? It would be like if you pronounced an American ingredient… wouldn’t you say it with an American accent??

    2. @Lacey @ Lake Life: Lacey – I don’t speak Italian but I am Italian and my great grandfather was from Italy. Everyone in my family speaks the same way Giada does when we talk about Italian food. It’s just what we heard growing up and it’s carried on throughout the generations. I’m sure other people think it’s really strange!

  8. I love Giada. I too, noticed that as her show on the network progressed, the low-cut shirts increased – I imagine it was the network’s idea.

    I would ask her about her career path, when she discovered her passion, and what challenges she faced to get there. Just because I’m struggling to get to where I want to be right now too:)
    Good luck Tina!

  10. oh man, she is my favorite! so jealous! i’d ask her what she likes to watch on tv, since i always watch her.

  11. You are so lucky man… she is one of my favorite Chefs!

    Okay, you need to ask her this on behalf of all women. All those little bites she takes of her food, is that all she eats or does she really eat more? How does she look so fit when she uses a good amount of oil/butter in her food? I”m curious! If you think about it, she really is the best looking chef on foodnetwork who is pretty as well as in shape.

  12. Hi Giada,

    I am a single person,that watches your program as much as possible.but I never see you do any one person meals along with the other foodnet work programs. Do you think you could do a show on one person meals?

    Think you



  14. I love your show dear any how I want you to go to prov RI an go shopping on federal hill Italian section an buy an please taste homade marinado red sauce then on cover the top secret ingredience in spargetty sauce .That way I can cook an injoy at home an not have to pay a arm an legg for same sauce you can cook with ease.I read resappy an my sauce always bitter why? I nead you to be a teacher buy going to providence chease co an purchasing homade sauce then on show teach us how to duplicate flavored thank you so much help us all in usa .

  15. Dear Giada it’s might be better you an mom go shopping on federal hill an purchase homade sauce from Tony colonial Italian store an prov chease co store an buy sauced then you an mom can figure out ( there secret ingreadience in sauce ) from Italy . Thank you so so much I’m dying to learn how too cook like old Italian lady from Rome an make sauce taste amazing like fedral hill in prov Rhode Island .

  16. I am serving Holida Braciole for our neighborhoold Italian themed progressive dinner. I would like to serve risotto instead of pasta. Giada, can you recommend a risotto recipe that would pair well with this?

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