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Nadia G
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Nadia G
Born Nadia Giosia[1]
(1980-05-12) May 12, 1980 (age 36)
Montreal, Quebec
Website http://bitchinlifestyle.tv/
Culinary career

Nadia Giosia (born May 12, 1980),[1] known professionally as Nadia G, is a Canadian celebrity chef, comedian, and punk rock singer who transitioned her web cooking series into a TV cooking show.[2][3] She is the host of Nadia G's Bitchin' Kitchen, which has appeared on the Cooking Channel, Food Network Canada and Food Network UK. The show ran for three season on television, but started as a YouTube web-series.[4] Starting July 14, 2014, she starred in a new series on Cooking Channel called "Bite This With Nadia G".[5] Giosia also launched a feminist rock, comedy, and food festival in Los Angeles in 2015 called Riot Grill and plays in punk rock band called The Menstruators.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Giosia was born in Montreal, Quebec to a family of Italian immigrants and grew up in the borough of St. Leonard, Quebec.[7] Nadia's unique blend of comedy and cooking is a product of her upbringing where family gatherings typically centered around food and laughter.[8] She has no professional training as a chef and is mostly self-taught with recipes developed from family tradition and trial and error.[9] Bucking the traditional "monkish" demeanor of the celebrity chef, Giosia has a decidedly edgy look replete with tattoos and at least one pair of leather pants with a zip-out crotch.[10][11]

In a Q&A interview on the Food Network's blog Nadia G. confesses that she hates baby corn and once ate so much buffalo jerky that she couldn't get her rings off.[12]

Giosia currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.[13]

Career[edit]

Giosia began her entertainment career doing sketch comedy in the late 1990s and early 2000s.[14] Her breakthrough came when her YouTube web series Nadia G's Bitchin' Kitchen was picked up by Food Network Canada in 2010 and then the Cooking Channel in 2011.[15] The show ran for three seasons on television. Giosia followed up Nadia G's Bitchin' Kitchen with Bite This with Nadia G, which premiered on Cooking Channel in 2014.[16] In 2015 she launched the music, comedy and food festival Riot Grill, which featured all female-fronted acts including her punk rock band The Menstruators.[17] Giosia has also worked on a variety of web projects including Getting Irritated with Nadia G, Creep Shaming with Nadia G, and Sick Kitchens.[18][19][20]

Bitchin' Kitchen[edit]

Bitchin' Kitchen began as part of a comedy sketch series Giosia worked on in Montreal in 2005.[21] The sketch evolved into a web series, produced by Nadia and her business partner, producer and director Josh Dorsey.[22][23] The web series was ultimately picked up for TV by Food Network Canada in 2010 before helping launch the then nascent Cooking Channel in the U.S. six months later.[24] The show ran for three seasons with each episode revolving around thematic elements, such as "Rehab Recipes" or "Breakup Bonanza".[25][26]

In addition to Giosia's "Nadia G" character, the show features Panagiotis Koussioulas as Panos the Meat and Fishmonger; Ben Shaouli as the Spice Agent Yeheskel Mizrahi; and Bart Rochon as Hans the "scantily clad food correspondent."[27]

Bite This[edit]

Bite This premiered on July 14, 2014 on Cooking Channel and took Giosia out of the kitchen and onto the road where she interviewed chefs across the United States.[28] The show featured a 13-city tour where Nadia "tortured" chefs during in-kitchen interviews by digging into their social media history and asking them awkward questions on camera.[29] Some of the restaurants included Badmaash and Father's Office in Los Angeles, CA; Peg Leg Porker and Hattie B's Hot Chicken in Nashville, TN; and The Cecil in Harlem.[30]

Riot Grill[edit]

An all-female fronted music, comedy and food festival at the Regent Theater in downtown Los Angeles on August 7, 2015 cultivated by Giosia. The show was headlined by legendary punk rock riot grrrl band Babes in Toyland. It also featured sets from Mexican garage punk band Le Butcherettes, L.A.'s Slutever, and Giosia's own band, the Menstruators. The event also featured a stand-up comedy set by Sara Schaefer and food catered from a menu created by Giosia.[31]

The Menstruators[edit]

Giosia is the lead singer for the punk rock riot grrrl band The Menstruators.[32] Founded in the fall of 2013, the band features Robin Feldman on guitar, Ale Robles on drums, and Ken Christianson on bass and vocals.[33] The Menstruators regularly play dive bars around Los Angeles, including several sets at the Viper Room on the Sunset Strip.[34][35] The band made a short comedy "rockumentary" in April 2016 featuring commentary from Giosia, band-members and fans.[36]

Web Series[edit]

Getting Irritated[edit]

A series of short rants about a variety of topics including slut-shaming, airplane food, and men with beards.[37][38]

Creep Shaming[edit]

This series calls out online trolls by having celebrities read harassing social media posts a la Jimmy Kimmel's Mean Tweets, highlighting specific examples of reprehensible conduct.[39] Giosia interviews guests and presents a "Golden Douchebag Award" to their creepiest harasser each episode.[40]

Sick Kitchens[edit]

A renovation show where Giosa overhauls real kitchens.[41] The show aired on ULive, a digital platform set up by Scripps Networks Interactive that launched in 2013.[42] The show aimed to teach people how to create less-vanilla kitchen spaces, according to Giosia.[43]

Other television appearances[edit]

On July 12, 2011, she appeared on the American Travel Channel series Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern episode "Montreal".[44]

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.[45]

On April 7, 2013, she appeared on Chopped All-Stars, Season 3 [46]

In October 2014, Nadia was one of 16 celebrity participants in Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen Superstar Sabotage tournament event.[47]

References[edit]

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