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Old 06-19-2009, 08:05 AM   #71
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like "all y'all" ??

"Y'ALL" denotes "All-a-Ya"

"You'ns" denotes just "you Guys"
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:49 AM   #72
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I don't regularly watch Giada's show, but if the recipe involves whisking, then I'll set the DVR....
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:13 AM   #73
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My solution if I don't like a TV show, be it cooking or other, is to change the channel. Life's way too short to worry about what others are doing "wrong".
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Old 06-19-2009, 01:21 PM   #74
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one of the things I do like about Giada is she at least pronounces the Italian ingredients correctly.
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Old 07-04-2009, 07:11 PM   #75
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She does almost tend to "overpronounce" some Italian words! I do love her though, for two reasons:

1) She actually attended culinary school and worked in the restaurant business, not a feat that many tv cooking stars have experienced.

2) I just recently met her in Aspen at the Food & Wine Classic and she truly was wonderful with her fans, nothing but big smiles, laughter, and fond appreciation of them.
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Old 08-09-2009, 01:55 PM   #76
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It's probably tough to fill that many shows with new and exciting dishes and she Giada probably resorts on occasion to "Italianizing" an American dish. She did something called Leftover Chicken Dumplings (or potstickers, I can't remember which) that seamed Asian in style - but used ricotta and other Italian ingredients.

Batali is someone to watch if you want real, authentic, "geez, I've never heard of that one before" Italian food. Traditional stuff from the hills of somewhere west of Naples and north of Sicily which he probably discovered pooting along on his scooter through an alleyway too narrow for a car.

I love that Giada is making Italian food approachable for the masses. I am Italian and was raised by a first generation American woman and an Italian immigrant - so I've MANY whacko crazy never-heard-of dishes. They're not for everybody.

Where Giada tweaks a nerve with me is that she'll go to all the trouble of waaaay overpronouncing Italian words and say things like spah-GI-TEE which NO ONE says - but then she'll say mahr-uh-nahr-uh instead of the correct mah-dee-nah-da. (The "d's" are actually rolled r's but that's hard to spell out.)

An average non-Italian who is an avid home cook can get through Giada's recipes. As far as I'm concerned, that's spreadin' the Italian love and that's fine by me.
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