Here you can see the results of my closest encounter with a Food Network celebrity chef since Alton Brown got that restraining order.
Yes, that is the star of the show "Everyday Italian" and the author of the cookbook "Everyday Italian" (same name...what a coincidence), Giada De Laurentiis.
She has a new cookbook out and she was signing it at the Barnes & Noble at Princeton MarketFair. Patricia and I went over to check it out and maybe get a signiture, but the line went almost to the other end of the mall. Neither of us felt like waiting, so we had to settle for a quick picture and a wave.
I swear that she didn't stop smiling the entire time.