My Essentials: Chef Nadia Giosia, 'Nadia G.'
Nadia Giosia, better known as “Nadia G.,” is one badass in the kitchen. With a colorful personality and wicked sense of style, the Canadian chef cooks up a storm — in 3-inch cherry stilettos no less — on her hit Cooking Channel series Nadia G.’s Bitchin’ Kitchen. [related]
Often referred to as the "Julia Child of the Net generation," the self-taught chef has shown off her cooking chops in competitions such as Food Network’s Chopped All-Stars and Iron Chef America.
We recently caught up with the stylish young chef to see which essentials get her through her hectic days. From bacon chocolate to Jeremy Scott, find out what Nadia G. can’t live without in our exclusive interview below then shop her must-haves in the slideshow above.
Lifestyle Mirror: Favorite knife?
Nadia G.: Love Kasumi knives!
Lifestyle Mirror: Do you like to listen to music while cooking? If so, what?
Nadia G.: Pandora 'Lee Scratch Perry' station.
Lifestyle Mirror: Signature drink?
Nadia G.: My Pink Grapefruit Maple Mojito with fresh cilantro and a spicy chile-salt rim.
Lifestyle Mirror: Favorite snack?
Nadia G.: Bacon chocolate.
Lifestyle Mirror: Who inspires you?
Nadia G.: Chelsea Handler.
Lifestyle Mirror: Favorite place in the world?
Nadia G.: London.
Lifestyle Mirror: Next vacation destination?
Nadia G.: Berlin.
Lifestyle Mirror: Charities you work with?
Nadia G.: The Nadia G Stiletto Fund. Just kidding — we love to work with Meals on Wheels.
Lifestyle Mirror: Signature scent?
Nadia G.: Dyptique solid perfume — it’s amazing for traveling.
Lifestyle Mirror: What do you wear on-duty?
Nadia G.: Anything from a sequined vintage dress to Jeremy Scott, always paired with killer heels.
Lifestyle Mirror: Go-to off-duty outfit?
Nadia G.: I tend to dress more casual off duty: grey skinny jeans, a vintage tee, a fringed leather jacket, my studded high heel boots...
Lifestyle Mirror: Favorite beauty or skincare brand?
Nadia G.: Absolution — an organic skincare line.
— Courtney Porkoláb, Lifestyle Mirror
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