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Lauren Stacks
Marketing Manager

Giada De Laurentiis Bringing 'Happy Cooking Tour' to UH


Houston, Sept. 22, 2015 — Giada De Laurentiis, the Emmy Award-winning star of Food Network's "Everyday Italian," "Giada at Home," and "Giada in Italy," is coming to the University of Houston later this fall.

De Laurentiis, who is also a judge on "Food Network Star,' will be at Cullen Performance Hall Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. as part of her Happy Cooking Tour.

Her newest cookbook, "Happy Cooking," is one of the most highly anticipated cookbooks of the year. Joined by a moderator, she will share her inspiration for the cookbook. An audience Q&A will immediately follow. Williams-Sonoma is offering ticket-holders the opportunity to go online and preorder an autographed copy of "Happy Cooking" to be picked up at the event.

Tickets go on sale Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online at or, by phone at 800-745-3000 or at the Entertain Houston Ticket Office at TDECU Stadium.

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