It was past dusk this last Thursday, and Wynwood's Awarehouse was lit up in shades of scarlet. A line had formed outside, and the crowd was trickling into the expansive building. They creeped into the warehouse, anxious for a glimpse of Nadia Giosia, the host of Cooking Channel's Bitchin' Kitchen
The event, called "A Bitchin' Evening", celebrated Giosia's partnership with Apothic Wines -- the popular brand of blended wine that features two offerings, red or white. Nadia G. (as she is known) had prepared recipes to pair with these libations. The stage was set-up like a kitchen. It displayed a food processor, and bowls of butter and raw sugar.
The warehouse filled up quickly with people. Suddenly, Giosia dashed onto the platform. Wearing a teeny striped red and white dress, the 32-year-old walked across the stage. Her legs were toned, lengthened by fierce scarlet four-inch heels. The spotlight illuminated her many tattoos. The ink on her forearm spelled the word hungry in large cursive letters.
"We're going to get this party started, alright?" she asked rhetorically. The attractive TV host spoke in her signature lilting accent -- part Italian, part Quebecois, part English. "I'm going to say, 'go', and ya'all are going to say, 'nads'. Together, we are going to say, 'gonads'!"
The crowd responded in unison, murmuring with laughter. They obediently shouted the syllable. With that, Nadia G. had captured every spectator's attention. Her segment was half comedy skit, half cooking show, and it was a resounding hit.More »