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Prince William Asked Giada De Laurentiis For Cooking Advice, And She Didn't Hold Back

12 Oct 2017

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Prince William was looking for redemption. He had made his wife, Kate Middleton, a lasagna, and apparently, his attempts weren't quite fit for a queen. Or a duchess of Cambridge, for that matter. Thankfully, fate intervened. Fate in the form of Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis, who provided him with just the advice to fix the problem going forward.

In a recent interview with POPSUGAR, the chef revealed that she'd been chosen to cook for the couple when they attended the Foundation Polo Challenge in Santa Barbara, CA, about six years ago. William and Kate had only been married two months, and his staff informed De Laurentiis that he'd attempted the classic Italian dish for his bride but was "unsuccessful doing so."

Clearly, the memory of that cooking fail must have stuck with him, because at the event, William retold the story, then asked her what the secret was to making a great lasagna.

"You've got to make sure that you have enough sauce to get a nice crust on top, and you've got to let it sit before you cut into it," she said.

It sounds like simple advice, but waiting for the dish to cool a few minutes can be all the difference between a soupy pool of ricotta, noodles, and marinara, and a perfectly layered entree worthy of its close-up.

If William wants to step up his game for the couple's next anniversary, he could borrow a page from the American mecca of chain-restaurant-Italian-food, Olive Garden, and try a deep-fried version. Just a suggestion.

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