Wednesday, June 30, 2010

An Aria In The Kitchen

Remember that horrible Italian cooking show with David Rocco that I told you about on The Cooking Channel?

"I had no idea what a throwback was waiting for me until I watched Rocco’s La Dolce Vita. OMG!

…I KNOW it was filmed in 2004, but it felt like it was from the 70’s.

...I have no idea who this David Rocco is. I only know what I see – super skinny, small-framed, slicked-back compromised hairline, fluent in Italian, with lots of “zany” friends…

I haven’t told you the worst. Throughout the ENTIRE show is this 70’s, actually 60’s maybe, even FIFTIES, Italian music with vocals by what must be the Italian version of Andy Williams."

In contrast to that, my buddy Tom just sent me this charming video:



Now if THIS guy ever decides to leave his day job, he should have his own show on the Cooking Channel. AND they should leave it completely in Italian. I could watch him juggling tomatoes or, of course, listen to him singing all day long.

2 comments:

Emily said...

Mamma Mia!

Tom Natan said...

I have a 25-year-old copy of "The Metropolitan Opera Cookbook," with recipes from opera singers spanning 60 years or so. As you might expect, the food isn't exactly light, but it's fun and I've used it a few times. The intro explains that when you're on the road singing you just want to be alone in the evening after a performance, so opera singers tend to know how to cook.