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I am in love with a media chef!

ski_gpsy Jan 22, 2012 12:52 PM

I am absolutely mad for chef Fabio Viviani! I have Yahoo for my email and I get so excited when I see on the Yahoo page that there is a new ChowCiao cooking video. Even though the recipes are standards and the instruction is basic, Fabio Viviani absolutely deliciously cute!

I just love 5 minutes about cooking, with an adorable guy to make my day even brighter!

For example: http://shine.yahoo.com/shine-food/her...

  1. Kagemusha Jan 22, 2012 01:20 PM

    Gimme Laura Calder <<sigh>>any day...

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      petek Jan 22, 2012 09:12 PM

      "Gimme Laura Calder <<sigh>>any day..."
      +1 she's so silly and sexxxy.I want to bear her children.. :-D

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        paulj Jan 22, 2012 09:22 PM

        Did you know she has a soldier (Canadian armed forces)?

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          Midlife Jan 23, 2012 02:35 PM


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            kmcarr Jan 23, 2012 03:19 PM

            I think paulj meant she _was_ a soldier. According to her "Chefography" on the Cooking Channel, during college she enlisted in what sounded like the the Canadian equivalent of the US National Guard.

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              Midlife Jan 24, 2012 12:59 PM

              Seems as if the only place that's documented is in the Chefography episode. I missed that episode and it's not scheduled again here for the next few weeks. Interesting background.

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                kmcarr Jan 25, 2012 09:02 AM

                Check it out if you get a chance. It definitely raised my (already good) opinion of her. She is an incredibly hard working and accomplished person.

                And I'll just add, even in combat fatigues, helmet and military issue black-rimmed glasses she still managed to look totally adorable.

      2. re: Kagemusha
        BiscuitBoy Jan 23, 2012 09:02 AM

        mmm, I'd make tea with her pa- .....well you know

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          californiabeerandpizza Jan 24, 2012 07:22 AM

          +1 - plus she's a very good cook and instructor.

          1. re: Kagemusha
            John E. Jan 25, 2012 10:26 AM

            I agree. I think this would be a much more interesting thread if it were focused on Laura Calder instead of Fabio Viviani.

            Not only is Laura easy on the eyes and seems to have a great personality (she has Fabio beat, hands down in personality) but I find her food much more interesting than Fabio's gnocci and ravioli.

            1. re: Kagemusha
              twyst Jan 25, 2012 04:23 PM

              Although not truly a chef I find Food Networks Claire Robinson ridiculously hot.

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              HillJ Jan 22, 2012 01:25 PM

              ski g, I'm with you...are you willing to share Fabio? :)

              1. breadchick Jan 22, 2012 05:30 PM

                Ha, I love me some Fabio-isms. Did you see the video where he made ham-boorgers? What a riot.

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                  ski_gpsy Jan 24, 2012 07:34 AM

                  HillJ Isn't he delicious! And breadchick I burst out laughing when I read your "ham-boorgers"! What a funny vid that was with all the times he had to say "ham-boorgers".

                  Lovin' me some Fabio-isms too!

                  1. re: ski_gpsy
                    HillJ Jan 24, 2012 07:58 AM

                    ski g, he's a keeper!

                2. paulj Jan 22, 2012 09:08 PM

                  Watching him without the sound I got to thinking - this guy needs to hire Nadia G as his stylist! :) There something Italian in both of them.

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                    Bunson Jan 24, 2012 09:46 AM

                    I have a man crush on Fabio and not ashamed to admit it. He needs his own show somewhere.

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                      PairingsSeries Jan 25, 2012 04:15 PM

                      Fabio is a charming dude, but it's the cooking that takes him from somewhat charming Italian guy to full blown sex appeal, right? Women love a man who can cook.

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                        paulj Jan 25, 2012 04:18 PM

                        How does he compare with that 'sexy Tuscan farmer' on Cooking Channel (Virgin etc)?

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                          PairingsSeries Jan 25, 2012 04:24 PM

                          I am probably not the best judge of which sexy male chef is sexier. I would be better suited to discuss Padma Lakshmi vs. Laura Calder.

                          I just meant that these days a man cooking is like a man who plays guitar. They are suddenly elevated a level of sexiness.

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                            GravyLeg Feb 13, 2012 11:40 AM

                            Especially if he does the dishes, too...

                      2. ski_gpsy Feb 13, 2012 01:13 PM

                        I just finished enjoying Fabio's video on Chicken Picata With Marsala Sauce and I especially enjoyed how he kisses his "guns" before performing the "One Handed Chicken Pounding Maneuver"!

                        So cute, so fun. Chow Ciao!


                        1. ski_gpsy Jun 28, 2012 06:20 AM

                          NAKED RAVIOLI!

                          I just made Fabio's Naked Ravioli (gluten free!) in Brown Butter Sage Sauce. So easy and soooo yuhuuummm.

                          Plus Fabio's just so dang cute. Especially when he's juggling 2 ravioli (because he can't juggle 3!).


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                          1. re: ski_gpsy
                            Bunson Jun 28, 2012 11:01 AM

                            Fabio was on Storage Wars last night. Barry won a locker with an antique meat slicer and he took it to Fabio who said it would take about 3 grand to restore the piece, and in turn woudl sell for about 12 grand. Didn't realize Fabio was an expert on antique meat slicers!

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                              GravyLeg Jun 28, 2012 11:35 AM

                              We made them last week...loved the crispy sage with the soft ravioli filling. YUM.

                              What's Storage Wars?

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                                HillJ Jun 28, 2012 11:59 AM

                                Storage Wars, follows four professional buyers and their teams as they scour repossessed storage units.

                                Fabio on the show was an unexpected and fun surprise.

                            2. pdxgastro Jun 29, 2012 08:42 PM

                              His English is quite good but I love how he throws those Italianisms into his words. Eg: In Italian, S before another consonant sometimes gets changed to Z. So in Fabio's English it becomes "Kids are zneaky". His ricotta is 'creamy and zmooth'. LOL

                              1. Caroline1 Jun 30, 2012 06:20 AM

                                Granted, he's cute and charming, but... THREE cups of fresh herbs and EIGHT cloves of garlic for ONE 8 ounce halibut filet? He's NUTS...!!!! Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings. '-)

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