Giada De Laurentiis and Jade Love to Cook – and Sing!

06/09/2010 at 01:00 PM ET
Amanda Leddy/Splash News Online

Chef Giada De Laurentiis has a special cooking partner – her 2-year-old daughter Jade Marie.

“She has a kitchen in her playroom with little baby pots and pans and we simultaneously cook,” De Laurentiis told PEOPLE Moms & Babies Sunday at the 4th Annual Kidstock Music and Arts Festival in Los Angeles.

The Food Network star and Today show contributor also bonds with her daughter over another shared love – singing.

“She likes to sing the songs that I like. Her favorite right now is ‘Kids’ by MGMT,” De Laurentiis, 39, laughs.

“The funny thing is, now I hate the song myself!”

She and Jade will soon hang up their aprons and give their voices a rest come August when the pair, along with husband Todd Thompson, head to Lake Tahoe for a little rest and relaxation after taping wraps on her Food Network show Giada at Home.

“We rented a house on the lake,” De Laurentiis explains. “Jade loves the water and so does her Dad. We’re going to spend some time up there, get away from everything for a bit.”

— Michelle Ward

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ProudTeenMomm on

Lol baby girl looks pissed 🙂

Xan on

I have such a weakness for little girls in pigtails! (I also love to see little boys dressed in overalls…) So cute!

Sandy on

that’s sooo funny. my 2 year old LOVES kids and time to pretend by MGMT!

Ash on

Jade is a gorgeous little girl!

Lauren on

Love love love Giada!!! Her daughter is breathtaking!!! Gorgous family. I love when she has her on her show.

Whitney on

Oh she is cute – love Giada’s shows on Food Network

Brooklyn on

Love Giada and Jade is sooo adorable!

amandamay on

beautiful little girl!

Jeannette on

Actually her regular cooking show is Giada at Home. Everyday Italian has ended but is shown in repeats on the Cooking channel and time to time Food Network.

Giada and Todd have a really beautiful girl, she’s so cute on the show when she does appear.

hayley on

ooooo lol my daughter pulls that same face!!!!! lol toooooo cute!

she is one cute little girl! and her mum is just glowing! x love these pictures!

Natty G on


My 2 year old twins love Kids and (especially) Time to Pretend as well!

Lauren on

Jeannette, what do you mean?

T on

I have not seen Jade in FOREVER wow shes getting big! SO CUTE!

cassie on

wow she’s gotten so big since i saw her on her show as a baby..she’s beautiful

Vanessa on

OMG she’s so cute! Haven’t seen her in a loooong time. I think last I saw her was on a Mother’s Day episode of Giada at Home and she was still a baby.

amy on

Jade is beautiful!

Sandy on

Natty G,

i wonder what it is about those songs that appeal to the little ones. my daughter’s face seriously lights up whenever they come on and she instantly starts humming along. it’s hysterical!

Luna on

I agree with ProudTeenMomm (and good for you!) Just a side note on Lake Tahoe, I went there as a kid, loved it, and i’ve taken my oldest three, just before I found out I was pregnant with baby number four. Jade is gorgeous.

m-dot on

That’s a beautiful little girl! So pretty, as is her mommy.

Jenny on

Her little girl is sooo pretty!!!! She is going to be a heart breaker when she is older.

Sarah on

How cute–Jade is a mini-me Giada (right down to the same forehead)!!

Jillian on

Little Jade is absolutely one of the prettiest kids I’ve ever seen. I love to watch Giada’s show, but now, I’ll tape it just to see Jade and how she’s growing! She is a little dolly!

Lola Monroe on

Giada is stunning…I looove her!!! Jade is such a cutie too =]

Mystie on


Jade does look like a “mini Giada”, I guess they named her right then(Giada means Jade in Italian according to Giada when Jade was first born).

Lori A on

Jade is a cutie pie!!

Jen on

jade is so cute but looks mad at all of the cameras.

CelebBabyLover on

Jen- Jade does indeed look like she’s mad at the camera’s! She’s using the Zahara Jolie-Pitt paparazzi death stare! 🙂

Bernadine on

Just love this baby. She was on today eating in her high chair along with another baby. I just laughed the way she was stuffing the food in her mouth. Brought back many memories of
raising my own 4 and granddaughter Corie Jane..
I could have watched this much longer.
Also love the fact that Giada does not wear flashy rings when she prepares and cooks. Good girl!!!!

marbo on

Is Jade adopted or a surrogate baby? I never knew Giada had a child let alone to have seen her pregnant.