Budding Giadas often ask her how to get their own cooking shows, but—as she had no personal game plan initially—she’s not sure what advice to give them. “There are a lot of great chefs who may be better Italian cooks than I am, but who don’t really work in front of the camera,” she explains. “If you’re not able to teach someone else, it’s not going to work. But there are so many different avenues you can take as a chef these days, and new ones are being forged every day. I always say, ‘If you’re passionate about something, it will come through.’” 

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