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Eight Years of Textiles, History, Art, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

9.08.2008

Giada's Kitchen


Fall should bring a new version of Giada's program on Food Network. For many of us, half the appeal of the original has been checking out all the pretty things -- plates, cookware -- used on set. Some of the earthy handmade ceramics chosen for Giada's kitchen came from a potter located not far from me, Rebecca Wood of R. Wood Studio in Athens, Georgia.

Wood and her small team of artisans transform our local red clay into the richly colored, rustic pieces seen on TV. (It's available at many boutiques across the U.S.) In some episodes, the elegant glassware used for Giada's signature sweets has come from Bountiful in California.

Giada image courtesy Food and Wine, February 2002

18 comments:

Stacy McCallum said...

so pretty! I love those. We are moving to Winter Park FL in a few weeks and was wondering if anyone in your audience might know someone in that area to help with a "style court" style project on our new home.

kelly said...

I LOVE Giada! And, Courtney, I have often wondered where they found the gorgeous earthenware used to plate the food! It inspires me to restock my cabinets with rustic dinnerware...

Style Court said...

Hi Stacy -- are you looking for a decorator? Someone to do a little consulting by the hour?

Style Court said...

Kelly -- I hate to use the word fan, but I'll admit to being a Giada fan! The rustic stuff looks so appealing for fall, especially as one option in the kitchen or outside.

style and grace said...

Just FYI, Everyday Italian is done. There is a new show coming out called Giada at Home (still on Food Network). It will show even more of her style throughout her home/life. Exciting!!

Style Court said...

Thanks for the reminder! I revised to cover all the bases :)

pve design said...

My son loves watching "Giada" and always runs to tell me to make this or that I need that from her kitchen.
I think he likes her smile, her voice and her signature style of infusing a bit of Italian style & taste everyday.

Style Court said...

PVE -- I love how the Food Network shows give families new things to talk about. Teens and tweens even respond in a positive way. In our family every one from the 4-year-old on up is drawn to Giada and her smile, plus the travel shows she does too.

Brilliant Asylum said...

We are huge R. Woods fans--even our cat has her own little pieces.

You can't get more rustic than Georgia Red Clay when it comes to stonewear. (And if you are looking for a deal--the studio in Athens sells "imperfect" pieces at a fraction of the price. It's hard to tell most of them from the "A list").

Brilliant Asylum said...

We are huge R. Woods fans--even our cat has her own little pieces.

You can't get more rustic than Georgia Red Clay when it comes to stonewear. (And if you are looking for a deal--the studio in Athens sells "imperfect" pieces at a fraction of the price. It's hard to tell most of them from the "A list").

halcyon said...

She has a penchant for squares and squared things. Her champagne glasses and a couple of other things have square tops coming off a round base. I wish I could find them. She also uses some small glass pitchers on the show of the same design. She's fun and pretty too.

Sue Ross said...

In the first episode of Giada at Home, I saw a dramatic 3 Tier Wire Metal & Glass Display Bowl that was used to hold shallots & garlic and lemons used in the food prep. It was seen placed in the left hand corner counter-top behind Giada. The design is stunning and practical at the same time. Do you know where can I go to find this piece?

Style Court said...

Hi Sue -- unfortunately I missed the episode!

In the past Food Network has posted a list of sources related to her shows, so hopefully they will do this for her latest set too.

Jan said...

I too am trying to find the dramatic 3 Tier chrome stand with white china/or glass bowls which Giada uses to hold shallots, garlic lemons etc on the kitchen counter in her Giada at Home set. It was not just in the first episode, but nearly every episode. You can catch it on the left side of the counter behind her, in almost any of the video clips on Food Network website. Any possibility to find the source of this lovely and unusual piece?

Style Court said...

Hi Jan -- I'm not sure about chrome but try arte italica for pewter/ceramic tiered cake stands.

arteitalica.com

Anonymous said...

Hi, I loved the sofa shown briefly on on Giada's new show and I am wondering if any one knows where it was purchased.

Anonymous said...

Chilewich.com also called 3 tiered "ray tray" for the fruit/vegetable stand. Absolutely beautiful, but $125... a little steep

Anonymous said...

Also the stand "bowls" are mesh, I thought they were glass too. On food network you can look up her set list and it has every store for everything on the show