Giada De Laurentiis Accidentally Slices Finger During Live Thanksgiving Special

    November 24, 2013

On Saturday during Food Network’s live Thanksgiving special, Giada De Laurentiis had an unfortunate mishap while on set with Ina Garten, Alton Brown and Bobby Flay.

The Italian-born American Chef happened to cut her finger after her knife slipped while cutting a slice of turkey. By the look on De Laurentiis’ face, the injury was pretty bad.

“She seemed to go pale and got very quiet putting pressure on it and whispering to Ina that it was bad…She looked like she was about to faint,” an eyewitness reported to

During commercial break, De Laurentiis went to seek medical attention, in which Brown shared with the viewers after the show had resumed.

Soon after, she returned on set with a bandaged finger.

On Twitter, De Laurentiis posted an Instagram photo link revealing just how awful the cut was. However, to make light of the situation, she even added in a cheerful remark.

De Laurentiis has been on the Food Network since 2002. Her Emmy Award winning daytime show, “Everyday Italian,” features some of her best Italian dishes and recipes.

A a celebrity chef, De Laurentiis is also known for other media involvements, partnerships and humanitarian efforts.

Other accomplishments include:

  • Cooking products and tools available at Target.
  • A number of cookbooks like “Giada’s Family Dinners,” a #1 New York Times best-seller.
  • Past appearances on the “Today Show.”
  • Helping international relief organization, Oxfam America, as an enlisted celebrity Ambassador.

In her most recent TV series, “Giada at Home,” she provides tips on how to prepare meals and successful parties for family and friends.

As far as we know, this is her first and hopefully her last accident caught on live TV.

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