Giada de Laurentiis Eats Her Spaghetti with Melted Chocolate and Now We Need to Try That

03/29/2016 at 02:00 PM ET

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Giada de Laurentiis may be the Food Network’s resident Italian cooking guru, but that doesn’t mean she always sticks to traditional fare.

In an interview with Bon Appétit, the celebrity chef revealed her favorite childhood meal: Spaghetti with melted chocolate. “Once in a blue moon, I’ll still have it,” she said.

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While we are very, very intrigued and would like a recipe ASAP, she does admit that the combo might not be for everyone – namely, her 8-year-old daughter, Jade. “I made it for [her] recently, but she didn’t like it. She thinks it’s slimy and gross.”

With this dish in mind, it should come as no surprise that photos of chocolate are your best bet for scoring a double-tap from de Laurentiis on Instagram. “I’m a chocoholic and anything with it makes me take a second look,” she claimed.

If you’d rather stick to a more classic pasta sauce like marinara, you have Giada’s approval to use the store-bought stuff. “If it makes your life easier and it means you’re actually going to make a dish, then go for it,” she said. “Just make sure the first ingredient is tomatoes and not sugar.”

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As for the weirdest thing she has in her fridge right now? Teeth whitener – which, while unusual, is probably not shocking to anyone’s who’s ever been mesmerized by her pearly whites.

Shay Spence, @chezspence

 

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Oh, please. Like she eats.

Francine on

Giada does a number of things that aren’t particularly advisable. It’s why she’s divorced.

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Can’t stand that b***h.

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Sounds kinda good! I’ll have to give it a try.

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She’s kind of spooky

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