I've decided that Giada De Laurentiis is now my favorite cooking show host. I'm not sure if I actually had a favorite cooking show host before, but I definitely do now. The clip on YouTube I embedded above is definitely a good example of her general appeal, though she's actually quite fun and pretty educational as well. I'm not a big cook, which is sorta sad as my father was a CIA trained chef, but I dig Italian food quite a bit and can whip up a pasta dish that doesn't include sauce in a bottle once in a while, so her show is good incentive.
Something else that's cool? Giada uses Ning for her "favorites" section of her site. Awesome! Cleavage, Italian Food and Web 2.0! Does it get any better than that?!