Giada De Laurentiis Shows Off Her TikTok Flair – And Elevates Avocado Toast to an Art Form

Who knew avocado toast could be so artistic and fun? Apparently, celebrity chef, Giada De Laurentiis.

The Food Network star’s recent Instagram post exhibits her TikTok expertise and her flair for presenting an avocado toast that is a thing of beauty.

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De Laurentiis in times of coronavirus (Covid-19)

The pandemic has seen De Laurentiis – and nearly everyone on the planet – find a new normal in approaching everyday life.

The television chef has had to temporarily shutter her restaurants and, due to filming restrictions, has turned her home into her home studio for now.

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De Laurentiis reached out to her social media followers from the beginning of shelter-in-place guidelines to encourage them to post any questions on keeping their families and themselves fed well.

She posted on Instagram at the time, “Pls tell me what u need help w/ & will try my best to answer comments & share ideas!,” she wrote. “If u make something good please share w/  #GiadaLookWhatIMade & I will share on my page for others! We are in this together for all the recipes. I’ll add more every day”

De Laurentiis has been building up her TikTokking know-how

If you’re a parent to a preteen or teen and you’re inside a lot, you know you’re getting schooled in all things TikTok. And it’s been no different for De Laurentiis. The fifteen-second lip-synching and dance videos so many love posting have become a part of life in her home.


Wipe and good night! Shot and edited by Jade!#OneLoveOneHeart

♬ Wipe It Down – BMW KENNY

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Giada has been in more than one of her daughter’s TikToks and has become a pro at the short-form videos.

TikTok inspired De Laurentiis in her latest Instagram post

In her most recent solo TikTok posted on the video site and on Instagram, the Le Cordon Bleu graduate showed how to make avocado toast right – in fifteen seconds, of course. She wrote on her Instagram post, “Avocado rose…. caprese style #tiktoktaughtme.”

Starting off with someone off-camera tossing her a perfectly ripe avocado, De Laurentiis set the video to Wayne Garrett’s “Summer Days.” Flashing one of her trademark dazzling smiles, the chef got down to making avocado toast.

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Avocado rose…. caprese style! #tiktoktaughtme

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Slicing the avocado and expertly shaping the slices into a spiral twist, she then placed the fruit on a half-piece of toast. A drizzle of olive oil and garnish with a cherry tomato and the smallest piece of what looked like mozzarella cheese completed the perfect plating. Plus, De Laurentiis’ puppy made an appearance!

Her Instagram followers had their opinion on the proceedings, of course.

“Too much avocado for HALF A SLICE OF TOAST,” said one follower.

Another agreed with the first saying, “Sorry, that’s too much avocado for a toast. Not a great idea!!!”

In the ‘there’s no such thing as too much avocado’ camp, another fan affirmed De Laurentiis’ work. “That looks delicious and a beautiful presentation!,” they wrote.

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