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15 Things You Didn't Know About Giada De Laurentiis

She keeps the weirdest thing in the fridge.

No one's ever called Giada De Laurentiis soft-spoken. Food Network's resident Italian expert is pretty vocal on and off her show — so much so that it sort of feels like we know everything about her. But if you're unfamiliar, consider this your first official meeting.

Giada was born in Italy.

Her reputation as a legit Italian chef comes honestly. De Laurentiis was born on August 22, 1970 in Rome. She didn't move to America until she was 7-years-old.