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itryalot Jan 19, 2012 05:40 PM

My aunt (her 65th coming up) has been admiring Lidia's pasta machine and chinese scooper (I know, not the official name) as well as the large oval spoon she stirs pasta with in the frying pan. Anyone know what kind of implements those are? It almost looks like a black handle.

  1. Gio Jan 20, 2012 11:18 AM

    Lidia's utensils are sold on QVC, I learned from her web site. I'm not sure what spoon you're thinking of. Although I do sometimes watch her show the only "spoon" I've seen her use in the macaroni is a spaghetti turner/server. It rather looks like an oval shape but it has teeth.

    Here's her page on QVC...
    http://www.qvc.com/Lidia-Bastianich-Kitchen-&-Food.category.0102.html?refine=1001299+4294942395

    Her website...
    http://lidiasitaly.com/

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      itryalot Jan 20, 2012 03:10 PM

      Going to watch her tonight at midnight I think. I did look her up on QVC, but the stainless spoon with a black handle which she uses to toss pasta is the elusive item. Never really paid attention to the credits; going to have to start doing that soon.

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        RichardM Jan 21, 2012 02:00 PM

        Well, I didn't mean to suggest that the credits are like a catalog page. Sometimes a vendor (store,etc) is mentioned especially when several items have come from there.

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          itryalot Jan 22, 2012 08:03 AM

          It's worth a try. Sure...just as credits were rolling, unexpected company!

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            RichardM Jan 22, 2012 11:52 AM

            If you don't have Tivo or other HD based DVD recorder then maybe look for old shows online since you can usually pause them.

            Good luck.

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          angelsmom Jan 21, 2012 04:54 PM

          Check at the website Open Sky. She sells many of her cooling utensils there too.

      2. Chemicalkinetics Jan 20, 2012 08:00 AM

        You probably mean the spider straine. There are some fancier one made with stainless steel like this one, but there are many cheaper versions:

        http://www.williams-sonoma.com/produc...

        I don't watch her show.

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          RichardM Jan 20, 2012 07:13 AM

          Tape the show and look at the credits. Find the websites and buy. It's not rocket science.

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            itryalot Jan 20, 2012 09:53 AM

            OK..didn't know they put spoons and such on credits. Thanks for letting me know. I didn't think it was rocket science and didn't imply that, respectfully.

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              ttoommyy Jan 20, 2012 10:39 AM

              "Tape the show and look at the credits. Find the websites and buy. It's not rocket science."

              Why so rude to the OP? Not everyone knows this.

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                RichardM Jan 20, 2012 11:03 AM

                The 'rocket science' comment was made in jest. Why do YOU assume I was being rude. Obviously the OP 'got it'.

                To the OP - These cooking shows get major funding thru product placement. Their primary means of identifying themselves is in the credits. Just an FYI.

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                  ttoommyy Jan 20, 2012 12:23 PM

                  Because the phrase is commonly used to belittle someone. I apologize for misunderstanding.

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                    Chemicalkinetics Jan 20, 2012 12:24 PM

                    I think you owe me an apology.

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                      ttoommyy Jan 21, 2012 06:26 AM

                      Apologies for the whole room!

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              ferret Jan 19, 2012 06:25 PM

              The wire skimmer is commonly know as a "spider", they come in a number of variations, all work pretty much the same:

              http://www.amazon.com/Helen-Kitchen-5...

              I don't watch her show so I have no idea what else she uses.

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