Giada De Laurentiis: 'I'd like to cook for Bill Clinton'

giada-de-laurentiis-gi-2.jpgFood Network chef Giada De Laurentiis loves to cook for family and friends, some of them famous, some not. But a former U.S. president is at the top of her wish list.

"I think probably I'd most like to cook for Bill Clinton,'' De Laurentiis tells Zap2it. "At one point I thought I might go into politics. That was the other thing I was really fascinated with, how all the laws happen and who makes them happen and just all the stuff that goes on in Washington, D.C."

Instead, of course, De Laurentiis -- who currently is appearing as mentor to the contestants on "The Next Food Network Star" -- became one of the most recognized faces in the contemporary food world, a cachet she has been able to spin into a number of other projects. Right now, however, she's trying to learn to juggle it all with being a mother.