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Old 05-21-2009, 08:49 AM   #51
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When Giada cooks with her mom or aunt, the sparks fly..."that's not how we do it at home or in Italy" says the aunt, but Giada comes right back with "but that's how I do it"

It is inevitable that with a new generation, new equipment, new products available etc that there will be changes. Also regional recipes change from place to place...just look at any three or four gumbo or boudin recipes.

If you have it, watch Emeril Green on the Green network. His best show yet !
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:24 AM   #52
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Another brief highjack....
Looking back over the years that I have been interested in all things cooking, I reckon the cooking shows I watched over the years taught me basic techniques and that one is limited only by one's imagination...Sometimes cooking a "classic" dish has it's rewards. Mostly I enjoy trying different ingredients and it has been a great experience for me.
I was called upon to cook and care for my mother after she became too ill to look after herself. She always seemed to enjoy the twists and turns I would take with food. We lost her March 15, this year. The experience of spending those years with her, learning how she did things and her allowing me to use her as a guinea pig for my experiments in the kitchen were, to say the least, wonderful. I wouldn't trade it for gold.
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IMHO, the folks that star in these cooking shows are just folks who know their way around a kitchen. I don't believe that I am in any position to judge them as, I know none of them personally. All of them have taught me things I likely would not have discovered on my own.
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:35 AM   #53
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Do you mean Martin Yan? He was a whizz with that knife and cleaver
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Yes, and thankfully, he still is!

I'm rather surprised no one has said "if you don't like her, don't watch her show!" Every TV comes with an on/off switch, and a remote that makes changing the channel a breeze!

I rather like Giada. I got one of my favorite quickie go-to dessert recipes, Jam Crostata, on a hummer while channel surfing. It is so easy and so good! I don't expect her to cook "authentic Italian" on every show. She has far too many of them. As well, she puts her own spin (or her family's tradition) onto many of the recipes, as she should. Otherwise, you could get them out of any old "Italian cookbook!"
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:51 PM   #54
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Got to thinking about cooking shows from back when I still watched TV and I remember one called something like "Two Fat Ladies". Seems like they made some real food. They were English, or at least British, IIRC.

I also liked Graham Kerr's cooking after his wife's illness. His show introduced me to sesame oil, among other interesting things. I liked how he did healthier adaptations of his old recipes, although I don't think I could live without clarified butter. LOL
i remember 2 fat ladies riding around on a motorcycle with a sidecar.

i also liked 2 hot tamales. funny how the married one got divorced and the single one married the others ex-husband. i wonder if thats why the show ended.

i was a teen when i watched kerr's old show. he was cooking eel. he had an eel hung from the ceiling on a hook. he drank a glass of wine then he sliced the skin and whoosh he peeled the skin down and off that eel. i laughed my butt off!!
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:33 PM   #55
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i loved 2 fat ladies! i used to tape it, that & old-school iron chef.

i like giada; she's 1 of a few i'll watch anymore.
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i also liked 2 hot tamales. funny how the married one got divorced and the single one married the others ex-husband. i wonder if thats why the show ended.
Not sure where you got that! they are still great friends. I don't know them all that well, but one of them is gay. If the other divorced her husband, I don't know, but I don't think it had anything to do with the other "Tamale!"
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Old 05-29-2009, 03:49 PM   #57
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Yeah, it sounds kind of ostentatious (but then, so does using the word "ostentatious" ). I get a kick out of people pronouncing city names like Québec, Amarillo and Los Angeles using the pronunciation of the original language instead of our commonly accepted English mangling. What good is it having your own language if you can't use it to mangle others?
It is even worse when someone (like Giada) uses an incorrect foreign pronunciation, as though it were "correcter" somehow. "Parmesan" is pronounced how it is spelled in both English and Italian; it does not have a soft "zh" sound, just a "z". "Parmigiano" does have a "zh" sound.

Aside from that, I enjoy both her cooking and her assets
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:20 PM   #58
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My take on how Giada pronounces certain words..I married into an Italian family, all my friends as a kid were Italian, my background and neighborhood was a mix of Italian and my family French..I understood both but as I got older I realized Mrs. so and so said it one way and Mrs. Yes said it another..My mother in law had words she said that were originaly from her mom from Genoa, but over time became more Americanized..Thus when Giada say's spaghteeee it's her family's way of saying it..I accept it, it would have been rude of me to tell my mother in law the way she said Majoram (passa) was wrong it was her family's way. So I've learned to be forgiving and enjoy how people speak..As long as I understand it's fine.Speak a foreign tongue and ignore anyone..NO NO
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:52 PM   #59
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i've gotten some nonsense fer my pittsburgh acccent. that's just regional & that's the way i speak. an unnamed user who is now, i think, prohibited from discusscooking, messaged me that i was unintelligent & uneducated (mind you, i'm a student) for saying, 'yins guys.' soooo..... i'll be one of the last to pick on giada's pronunciations.
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'yins guys.'
Made me LOL. Had a neighbor growing up from the Pitts area. Yins was normal to hear. Sometime yous as well.. I've traveled all over and LOVE the sounds of all the ways the world speaks but, the best way to understand anyone is with food. What a universal language it is.
I've also broke bread with some that I couldn't understand a word they said but the food bridged that gap.
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