Giada: Not a Porn Star

Giada De Laurentiis is setting the record straight. The Food Section has posted a quote from her dishy piece in the New York Post:

Porn? I’m not doing porn! What the hell are people talking about? The way we shot close-ups, I just wanted the food to look beautiful. I thought that’s what Americans loved about Italy—that it’s so sensual and romantic. [It’s not] PBS-style cooking. Lidia Bastianich, sorry, but [she’s] kind of boring. I mean, I love Lidia, but you can fall asleep watching her.

This is a low blow, considering that Bastianich is a respectable grandmother who doesn’t need to shake her tatas over a pot of meatballs to keep her fans interested. But hey, why shouldn’t Giada ooze sex appeal while she’s crushing tomatoes or posing with an eggplant? Why not look sexy when daydreaming about amaretti?

But with all the lovely ladies on the Food Network, where are the hunks? Isn’t it time for a ridiculously handsome male celebrity chef? Perhaps a strapping Harrison Ford–circa–Raiders of the Lost Ark type who gets really excited about venison? I personally have a soft spot for Jamie Oliver, but I wouldn’t put him in the “Stone Cold Fox” category. And TLC’s Take Home Chef is attractive, but really not as smokin’ as Giada, right? Is there a sexy male celebrity chef that I’m missing?