With her sensual style and approachable recipes, it's no surprise that you voted Giada de Laurentiis as your preferred female chef of 2009. She edged out other popular personality Ina Garten, taking 31 percent of the votes.
Considering that Giada at Home is one of the few Food Network shows we look forward to watching, Giada de Laurentiis has also earned a place in our hearts as the year's favored female chef. We've featured many of her reliable recipes — pesto, clams casino, brie and chocolate panini — here on YumSugar, we thoroughly enjoyed her demonstration at Aspen last June, and we look forward to experimenting with more of her dishes in 2010. Cheers to Giada!