'Fifty Shades of Grey' on 'Food Network Star' Giada De Laurentiis' summer reading list


Finding the next "Food Network Star" is a new game for Giada De Laurentiis.The chef who hosts "Giada at Home" and "Everyday Italian" now has more of a contest to choose an aspiring cooking personality for his or her own show, as the Food Network competition continues its eighth season Sundays. As are fellow returnee Bobby Flay and new cast addition Alton Brown, she's coaching a group in culinary challenges that will winnow the contenders down to one."It has really upped the stakes for us and made us emotionally invested in these people," De Laurentiis says of the new format. "Whoever wins, that mentor will produce that winner's show, so we have a lot involved in this."And that's fine with De Laurentiis. "Actually, I had asked Food Network at the end of last season to change the game a bit," she reports. "I really felt like I was a talking head, in the sense that...



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