CookingHow was at the 2009 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, which is an annual, two-day event held on the UCLA campus. Needless to say, we were drawn to the Cooking Stage, where various chefs and cookbook authors took the stage with cooking demonstrations.
Katie Lee Joel, Curtis Stone, and Jamie Purviance were just some of the special guest speakers this year at the Cooking Stage, but Giada De Laurentiis definitely drew the largest crowd by far. Not only is she the host of several Food Network shows, including Giada at Home and Everyday Italian, she’s also the author of several cookbooks, her latest being Giada’s Kitchen. Of course this wasn’t her first appearance at the Festival of Books; she did a cooking demonstration a couple years back at the 2007 event. This year she opted not to do a cooking demonstration, but rather an interview with Barbara Fairchild, who is the chief editor of Bon Appétit magazine and the author of The Bon Appétit Cookbook. Over 1,000 people were there watching the interview and waiting for her book-signing. CookingHow was there and taped the entire interview for our readers that couldn’t make it to the festival this year. We hope you enjoy the interview!
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