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I am in love with a media chef!

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...

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

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    1. re: Kagemusha

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

      1. re: petek

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

          1. re: Midlife

            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.

            1. re: kmcarr

              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.

              1. re: Midlife

                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

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

        1. re: Kagemusha

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

          1. re: Kagemusha

            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

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

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

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

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                1. re: breadchick

                  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!

                2. 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.

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

                    1. 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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                      1. re: PairingsSeries

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

                        1. re: paulj

                          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.

                          1. re: PairingsSeries

                            Especially if he does the dishes, too...

                      2. 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. 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

                            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!

                            1. re: ski_gpsy

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

                              What's Storage Wars?

                              1. re: GravyLeg

                                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. 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. 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. '-)