Valerie Bertinelli is an American actress who rose to fame from her roles in popular television shows such as One Day at a TimeTouched by an Angel, and Hot in Cleveland. I loved watching Valerie blossom in these entertaining sitcoms and was so excited when she began her career with Food Network in 2015. As someone who is a major foodie in New York City, Valerie's hit show, Valerie's Home Cooking, has inspired me to spice up my own home cooking. I can't wait to watch her next episode this Saturday at 12 PM on Food Network where she introduces some fresh new Spring flavors!

Read on to learn more about Valerie's passion and inspiration for cooking!

10 Questions with Valerie Bertinelli :: Charm the World

Valerie Bertinelli is a two-time Golden Globe Award-winning actress, and best known for her hit shows on Food Network, Valerie's Home Cooking. Besides her own show, Valerie is also the co-host of the network's Kids Baking Championship. Before spending time in the kitchen, Valerie starred in unforgettable television series such as One Day at a Time and Hot in Cleveland. Valerie continues to amaze us with her multitude of talents, while also being a mom to her son Wolfgang Van Halen.


Alex Woo Little Animals KittenInspiration My mom, Aunts, Nonnie, and all my girlfriends who I’ve learned so much from and inspire me in the kitchen.

Dream vacation I have a few! I’d love to someday go on a safari. I’d love to see Pompeii. I’d also love to do one of those airplane tours where they go around the world in a month.

Best advice Be kind. Treat people the way you would like to be treated. 

Zodiac sign I am a Taurus bull. With an Aries moon and Scorpio rising.

Spirit animal Cat. No doubt. I have lived with cats my whole life. I feel like I am a cat! I can be affectionate, but I’m a little
stand-offish until I get to know you and trust you.

Style icon I don’t really have one. I just like to be comfortable.

I really love …quiet time. Alex Woo Little Faith Fleur de Lis

Lucky number I don’t know that I have one. Although, I seem to see 316 everywhere I go. Or maybe I just notice it because that’s my son’s birthday!

Cause I am most passionate about Making sure our children are fed. Blessings in a Backpack and No Kid Hungry are great organizations doing amazing work.

Favorite Alex Woo piece That’s a tough one! I have a few (and I’m always pining for more) but I’ll choose two, my Taurus the bull (to remind me of my strength) and my Fleur de Lis (the symbol atop our family crest).