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Mo Rocca's New Show

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SmartCookie Feb 19, 2012 06:21 PM

Beautiful show. Being so jaded on cooking shows, well, this one was so sweet, and very informative.

http://www.npr.org/2012/02/19/1470470...

Well done Mo!

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  1. paulj RE: SmartCookie Feb 19, 2012 06:41 PM

    It's Mauricio! :)

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      thimes RE: SmartCookie Feb 19, 2012 06:46 PM

      Love the concept (and he's always funny) - ironically I was wanting to figure out how to do this through Italy - sort of a cooking vacation from grandmother to grandmother to learn the old way of doing things.

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        Janskitchen RE: SmartCookie Feb 20, 2012 09:54 AM

        I'm not a big fan of his but I liked this show and I liked him. The guests were charming and seemed genuine and he was much more likeable when he was not so "scripted"

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          HillJ RE: SmartCookie Feb 20, 2012 10:06 AM

          As someone who literally grew up in her grandparents kitchen and bakery shop, this show hit all the right notes with me. I still own the step stool from my childhood that Bessie would bring to the stove for me. Mo did a fine job and I look forward to more stories. CHOW's video series http://www.chow.com/food-news/cooking... Cooking with Grandma is my favorite video series on this site (for the same reasons) and I hope more "epi's" are in the works!

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            SmartCookie RE: HillJ Feb 20, 2012 01:01 PM

            Thanks HillJ, I loved the video. I swear I could smell it through my computer.

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            jarona RE: SmartCookie Feb 22, 2012 05:47 AM

            Now THAT is a great and sweet idea for a cooking show. I'm not a fan of Mo Rocca--only because his voice is more annoying than my own--but I can easily overlook that due to this show!

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              bob96 RE: jarona Feb 25, 2012 12:01 AM

              Does sound like a nice idea, if done with a little originality (some of the acid wit that grandparents can have, and please avoid the cliched gushing over "nonna" this and that--as an Italian who had one, I beg for a media respite!). Trouble for me is Rocca himself--the mugging, the voice, the whiny tics--but it sounds like he's trying to reign these in.

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