Melissa D’Arabian

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on October 1, 2009

What can you tell me about Melissa d’Arabian, the winner of The Next Food Network Star?
Debbie Quick, Portland, Maine

D’Arabian, 40, is a wife and stay-at-home mom with four pre-school-aged daughters. "My real love for cooking came from the mother-daughter teas that we started having when I was about 5. We would just cook and cook and cook for that party and that became a big tradition for us. When I had my own daughters, I revived the tradition," says the new host of the Food Network’s Ten Dollar Dinners. She and her family recently relocated from Keller, Texas, to Kirkland, Wash.