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LizzLoves Nadia G’s Bitchin’ Kitchen August 28, 2013

ImageAs 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?

 

LizzLoves…Aarti Sequiera September 23, 2010

One of my favorite guilty pleasures is The Food Network. I love learning new dishes to try, and even watching chefs & cooks make ones that I wouldn’t touch with a 10-foot pole!

I follow a ton of their shows, but one I haven’t checked out yet is The Next Food Network Star. Good thing I pay attention to finales, though, or else I would have missed that the newest winner is a super-cool and charismatic woman of color: Aarti Sequiera! Woohoo!

The beautiful and intelligent Aarti is bringing a new twist to all her dishes by infusing her Indian culture into everything she stirs in pot, throws in the oven or flips in a pan.

Read more about how Aarti married her love for cooking with her journalism background to create an amazing new career.

Check out her show, Aarti Party, on Sundays @ 12 noon on The Food Network.

Congrats, Aarti! 🙂 You are a masala of talents!

*Note: sorry I couldn’t include a photo of the gorgeous chef, but you will see her super star smile when you click on the link above.