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 Giada De Laurentiis meets and greets at Incredible Food Show, Kentucky

Giada De Laurentiis meets and greets at Incredible Food Show, Kentucky

Giada Cooks Pasta, Answers Questions, and Gets Richie Farmer Cookin', with handsome photos by Paul Hooper is up! This second guest blog post for Rupp Arena Blog offers a noodle-by-noodle description of the Giada De Laurentiis demonstration of three recipes at the 2010 Incredible Food Show.

Giada cooked each dish with audience members as helpers. One of those helpers was Richie Farmer, Kentucky's Commissioner of Agriculture, and a member of the University of Kentucky men's basketball team called "The Unforgettables." He is also an announced candidate for Lieutenant Governor of the state, in a race that takes place in 2011.

No, if you're wondering, I don't know whether the foods on the stage were from Kentucky. Not the pasta, from a Barilla box, for sure. Perhaps the basil or beef or jalapeƱos or Asiago -- and if not this year, then maybe next year the Incredible Food Show's celebrity chef will champion locally grown, seasonal ingredients.

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