S5 - Fabio Viviani: Top Bunky Bed
Posted Nov 13, 2008 @ 5:12 PM
Posted Nov 13, 2008 @ 5:31 PM
Fabio speaks English better than the Mark the Muttering Marmalite from S4, and they never used subtitles with him.
Posted Nov 15, 2008 @ 3:18 PM
So if any challenge involves dealing with bizarre pompous windbags, he clearly has experience.
Additionally, Fabio also works as William Shatner's private chef.
Posted Nov 20, 2008 @ 2:39 AM
Posted Nov 20, 2008 @ 11:37 AM
Omg, his back pedaling at judges table was hilarious.
Oh yeah, although I like that he didn't get there and automatically assume he was winning.
Posted Nov 20, 2008 @ 9:09 PM
Posted Nov 21, 2008 @ 5:52 PM
He's starting to win me over.
Posted Nov 21, 2008 @ 11:29 PM
Yes, he's cocky, but adorably so. It doesn't come across as conceited as it did with, say, Hung.
I think the accent and the fact that he occassionally breaks into Italian is cute, and I loved what happened at JT. I also like Hosea, but I like it better when they don't automatically assume that they've won.
Posted Nov 30, 2008 @ 4:51 AM
That said, what is up with the cheftestant roster being overweighted with pretty people? Are TPTB throwing their weight around to excess with that? Not that Harold and Hung - who IMO are also cute - can't cook - but it is beginning to annoy. This isn't Days Of Our Lives, or Work Out.
When he went into his mini-rant about his dish for "craft", with the olives, and then Padma interrupted him to say "You're here because we liked it" - well, I laughed for 5 minutes. And he had a good recovery. TC hasn't been that funny to me since, like, Season One.
Yes, he's cocky, but adorably so.
Edited by roorooby, Nov 30, 2008 @ 4:54 AM.
Posted Dec 4, 2008 @ 7:40 PM
Posted Dec 9, 2008 @ 6:00 PM
He's lively, entertaining, and butchers the English language nonstop. He's great TV.
Posted Dec 9, 2008 @ 10:19 PM
Posted Dec 11, 2008 @ 12:22 PM
Love him. Worth a trip to the Left Coast just to go to his restaurant.
Posted Dec 11, 2008 @ 7:11 PM
Posted Dec 11, 2008 @ 10:45 PM
Good question. He's a rare one. I'd love to see him in the top 3. I think he has the skills and the talent to make it.
Who's the last cheftestant with this skill level and this TVQ?
Posted Dec 12, 2008 @ 12:24 AM
" Next time I make some bullshit bacon and eggs!"
Posted Dec 12, 2008 @ 1:13 PM
when they criticized his Espresso cream drink and Rocco said he prefers something more savory for braekfast.
I can completely understand that little outburst. The challenge wasn't to make a savory breakfast amuse, it was to make a breakfast amuse, and Rocco dismissed Fabio's dish, apparently not because it wasn't good, but because it wasn't what he, personally, likes. That's petty, and I'd expect better of a cooking-competition judge.
Heck, even Padma managed to be more professional than that in the Season 3 breakfast QF; she admitted that she didn't much care for steak and eggs, and still gave the win to Hung's steak and eggs. So did Meredith Viera on this season's Today show challenge. She can't eat watermelon, but she could look past that and say that Ariane's watermelon and tomato thing was the best. Rocco couldn't get past his own prejudice against sweet breakfasts. What's he doing judging a food competition if he can't put aside his own preferences? I'd be miffed, too.
Posted Dec 12, 2008 @ 1:31 PM
In general, though, he's a great chef, and I really hope to see him in the finals. His wedding pictures were great, too - his wife is gorgeous.
*At least in the U.S.
Edited by notsarahlee, Dec 12, 2008 @ 1:41 PM.
Posted Dec 13, 2008 @ 5:48 PM
Posted Dec 13, 2008 @ 6:19 PM
Posted Dec 13, 2008 @ 6:34 PM
That's just some people's preference (not mine - I love me some French toast). It shouldn't have affected the judging, and because Padma and Rocco said there were other problems (it was more like a cherry danish oozing with frosting), we can't be sure that it did, even if Fabio thought it did.
I just don't see a fundamental difference between having a cherry danish and a cup of coffee for breakfast and having a piece of cherry streudel and a cup of coffee for dessert. It's pretty much the same dish, the only real difference is in what time of day you eat it, and what it's called.
Edited by lulee, Dec 13, 2008 @ 6:36 PM.
Posted Dec 14, 2008 @ 4:53 AM
Posted Dec 14, 2008 @ 4:22 PM
I also like the way he can sometimes start to argue back, to defend himself or his team or his dish, but then reads the temp of the room pretty quickly and withdraws.
Posted Dec 16, 2008 @ 1:15 PM
Re the breakfast QF: I thought Rocco's choice of words about simply preferring something bacony or savory were off base, but I didn't think that meant that Fabio's dish was ultimately judged unfairly. Too much sweetness would be offputting anyway, and I'm not sure about where that separate creamy concoction belongs in an amuse bouche. Of course, if Rocco had just said THAT, I think Fabio would have been fine with it.
Finally, Fabio was able to "charm" the ladies at Gail's shower, and laugh about doing it, without coming across as "I am so hot, the ladies, they fall for me EVERY time." It seemed more like a joke he was sharing WITH them, instead.
Posted Dec 17, 2008 @ 12:51 PM
Actually, its EITHER yellow and blue equal green, or green and blue equals yellow, depending on which system you use.
Does he truly believe that green and yellow equals blue?
With paints and pigments (the classic RYB system they teach in art classes), adding additional yellow to green does NOT yield blue--it just takes the resulting color FURTHER away from blue. You get a kind of olive looking color, called something like "yellow green". Errr. here, look.
The newer RGB (for visible light) says that green and blue equals yellow. AGAIN not what he claimed. In this case specifically, the actual mix of green and yellow has a name: cyan. And its NOT blue.
Edited by While A Coyote, Dec 17, 2008 @ 1:03 PM.