One of the huge perks of being a chef is truly knowing how to cook the most amazing meals ever. Perhaps that's more of a perk of knowing a chef ... so they can cook for you. But there are hazards to this profession and the sweet and perky Giada De Laurentiis fell victim to one of those hazards and there was blood!
While filming the annual Thanksgiving Live Special on the Food Network with Bobby Flay, Ina Garten, and Alton Brown (my mouth is watering just thinking of what these chefs were cooking), Giada had a knife accident and cut herself very badly. Oh nos! I picture Bobby Flay rushing over to help her, lovingly tenderizing her hand, Alton running to get medical help, and Ina not really noticing, just focused on her cooking. But that's not what happened.
Giada was slicing a roll the mishap occurred. The knife slipped and she was cut badly, so bad she seemed to go pale. Yikes! Ina was by her side and while at first Giada was quiet, she then whispered to Garten that it was bad. The show went right to commercial break.
When they returned, Alton told the viewers that Giada needed medical attention and the chefs resumed cooking their feast. About 15 minutes later, Giada returned with a big bandage on her finger and sat down the rest of the chefs to enjoy the meal they prepared. Apparently she bled quite a bit, but the on-site medic helped with a whole lot of pressure and a cold compress before it was wrapped up.
Let this be a lesson to us ... be really careful with those knives this Thanksgiving! Hope it heals fast, Giada, otherwise just go over to Flay's house for turkey day. Wish I could.
Did you catch the show when Giada cut herself? Have you had a kitchen mishap like this before?
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