Apparently she's affectionately referred to as "LittIe Big Head" for rather clear reasons. Giada DeLaurentiis is a teeny, tiny little thing. Of course her skull bone's going to look...largish...on such petite frame. Although, she does have a quite large mouth. I think that's the thing that puts her over the top. That's a BIG mouth. Full of teeth.
*gnash gnash* insert Jaws theme here*
Combine those ivories with that skull bone on that body, and one does tip the scales a bit toward Chef Bobble-Head. Ah...but her infectious charm and winning smile are priceless and she seems like an easy keeper.
And a great nose. Check out that beak. Lord, how I love an honest nose. There's just not a thing I don't like about this woman.
Everyone seems to take good-natured shots at G de L. They call her Little Big Head, the Petite Powerhouse. Some say she talks like a Fraggle. (She doesn't). Some are (sadly) snarky and in bad humor. They're just jealous of all that fine cooking HOTTness.
I may have to use the following picture as shorthand for those times I'm Over The Moon Thrilled:
Giada Exultant! *omigod omigod omigod! It's mine all mine all for me! *
(twirls away with platter of icecream cakes)
O! Sweet Mystery of Life
At last, I've found you.
Ah! At last I know the secret of it all.
For the longing, seeking, striving, waiting, yearning,
The burning hopes,
The joy and idle tears that fall.
It's all for icecream cakes, O what a ball!
Okay, so I added the last line. But I can totally picture her singing the above while spinning about with that yaller platter.
I read several food blogs, and was charmed to find several who have the same love for G de L as I do. I shamelessly snagged a few fantastic images from these sites, capturing Giada at her expressive best. Woe be to tomatoes:
One hot mama. And speaking of which, here is little Jade-Marie, born today (!), March 30th, to Todd and Giada. Have a happy, loving life, little Aries:
Cute as a bucket of beans!