Celebrity chef and tv host Giada De Laurentiis has signed an exciting new multi-year deal with Amazon Studios after more than 20 years with The Food Network.
She started her professional culinary career when she studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris with aspirations of becoming a pastry chef. After returning to the United States, she became a professional chef working in several Los Angeles restaurants, notably the Wolfgang Puck-owned Spago. She later worked as a food stylist and was contacted by the Food Network after styling a piece in Food & Wine magazine in 2002. She is a winner of the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lifestyle Host and the Gracie Award for Best Television Host. She was also recognized by the International Hospitality Institute as one of the Global 100 in Hospitality, a list featuring the 100 Most Powerful People in Global Hospitality. Taken from the Wikipedia website.
According to US Magazine "The Giada at Home host, 52, celebrated her new gig via Instagram on in February, after her latest career move made headlines. “Big week! Super excited for what’s to come! @amazonstudios,” she captioned the announcement. According to Deadline, who was first to report the news, the Italian-American chef signed a multiyear overall deal with Amazon to develop and executive produce unscripted programming for the streaming service. De Laurentiis will also eye new starring roles as part of her collaboration with the studio."
“With her charismatic passion for food, and commitment to making extraordinary culinary experiences accessible to the home chef, Giada De Laurentiis has remained at the forefront of her industry for nearly two decades,” head of AVOD Original content and programming Lauren Anderson told Deadline in a statement. “We look forward to developing an exciting slate of projects with Giada, as she expands into new areas and we broaden our portfolio of cooking and lifestyle content.”
"The Daytime Emmy winner spent 21 years on the Food Network. She got her start on Everyday Italian, which premiered in 2002, and has since helmed shows including Giada’s Weekend Getaways, Giada in Italy, Simply Giada and Giada’s Holiday Handbook. Since 2010, the cookbook author has regularly appeared as a mentor to hopeful chefs on The Next Food Network Star."
“I’m looking forward to this next chapter,” De Laurentiis noted in a statement. “I’ve been a fan of Amazon for a long time, and I’m excited for what we will accomplish together.” Taken from the US Magazine website.
This Recipe for Shrimp Fra Diavolo is from The Food Network
1 pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined
1 teaspoon salt, plus additional as needed
1 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons olive oil, plus 1 to 2 tablespoons
1 medium onion, sliced
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 cup dry white wine
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
3 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
3 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
Toss the shrimp in a medium bowl with 1 teaspoon of salt and red pepper flakes.
Heat the 3 tablespoons oil in a heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and saute for about a minute, toss, and continue cooking until just cooked through, about 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the shrimp to a large plate; set aside.
Add the onion to the same skillet, adding 1 to 2 teaspoons of olive oil to the pan, if necessary, and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes with their juices, wine, garlic, and oregano. Simmer until the sauce thickens slightly, about 10 minutes.
Return the shrimp and any accumulated juices to the tomato mixture; toss to coat, and cook for about a minute so the flavors meld together. Stir in the parsley and basil. Season with more salt, to taste, and serve.
You can have Shrimp Fra Diavolo on its own or over pasta or rice and crusty bread.
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