May 12, 1980 |
Nadia Giosia (born May 12, 1980), better known as Nadia G., is a Canadian cooking personality, comedic actress, and singer who transitioned her web cooking series into a TV cooking show. She is the host of Nadia G's Bitchin' Kitchen, which has appeared on the Cooking Channel, Food Network Canada and Food Network UK. This show ran for 3 series on television, but started on YouTube as a web-series. Most of these videos have since been removed from YouTube. As of July 14, 2014, she appears in a new series on Cooking Channel called "Bite This With Nadia G".
Giosia was born in Montreal, Quebec to a family of Italian immigrants. She grew up in the borough St. Leonard, Quebec. She was brought up in a family of very strong women who cooked at home and taught Giosia how to cook. She has had no other professional cooking training. St. Leonard was a conservative place which Giosia resented and rebelled, getting herself many tattoos and shaving part of her head. Giosia currently lives in L.A.
Giosia started off by doing several comedy skits. She wanted a way to combine her two favourite things, Comedy and Cooking with a bit of music thrown in too. She came up with the idea of Bitchin Kitchen, and it started on go live on youtube. It started herself as Nadia G, Panos Koussioulas as Panos the greek meat guy, Ben Shaouli as Yeheskel Mizahri, the spice agent, and Bart Rochon as Hans the "scantily clad food correspondent". From the 3 minute videos on youtube grew to a tv show which aired on the Cooking Channel, Food network Canada and Uk, and has run for 3 series.
Other television appearances
On December 2, 2012, she appeared alongside Michael Symon and Benjamin Sargent on the Battle Holiday Gingerbread episode of Iron Chef America representing the Cooking Channel against a team of Food Network stars including Masaharu Morimoto, Robert Irvine and Ted Allen.
- Nadia G. Facebook. Retrieved on 2011-11-16.
- Nadia Giosia of Bitchin' Kitchen has an epicurean edge. National Post. March 30, 2010
- "11 Things You Didn’t Know About Nadia G. — Chopped All-Stars | FN Dish – Food Network Blog". Blog.foodnetwork.com. Retrieved 2013-12-18.
- "Chopped All-Stars, Season 3: Meet the Chefs : Shows". Food Network. Retrieved 2013-12-18.
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