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