As a big Food Network fan, I’ve been dreaming about the day when I would have access to its sister station, Cooking Channel. Now that I finally have it at my fingertips, I’ve been meaning to catch a certain show all summer: “Nadia G’s Bitchin’ Kitchen.” The commercials alone made me think, “Wow, I have to see what this sassy lady is about!” Well, she didn’t disappoint!
Nadia G. (aka Nadia Giosia) is a fiery chef from Montreal with Italian roots. I think the best way to describe her is to imagine if you mixed up DNA from Kat Von D, Alex Guarnaschelli, and Joan Jett, with a hefty dose of girl power…you would have this kitchen mistress! Nadia G. combines great cooking, comedy and style into her presentation. Don’t sleep on her stiletto-slingin’ get up—she can throw down in the kitchen! I couldn’t rock some of the patent-leather platforms she does, much less make a roux while I’m in them! Hats off to her daring outfits that don’t cramp her serious culinary chops.
Nadia’s running commentary is full of giggle-inducing one-liners, but she takes it up a notch with her cast of colorful supporting characters: Panos the Fishmonger, Hans the “scantily-clad” Food Correspondent, and Yeres the Spice Agent. If you’re looking for some playful attitude, a rockin’ fun time, and some great recipes, Nadia G. is definitely your girl!
Readers: Do you have any favorite female chefs?