Friday, February 01, 2013


The more eagle-eyed among my regular readers may have noticed that lately, I haven't been posting on Thursday evenings, a fact which may be blamed on this television programme and, in particular, on this man:

Chef Carlo Cracco

I wrote about the MasterChef Italia format in 2011 and in this second season the judges are again the gorgeous Mr Cracco, Joe Bastianich, who likes to pronounce the contestants' dishes "merda" and throw them across the studio, and the kindly but no less exacting Bruno Barbieri, who is displaying an eclectic taste in spectacles during this series.

Carlo, of the cold, appraising eyes and rare smile, was as rigorous as ever whilst judging last night's chiacchiere "duel" at the elimination stage of the contest and the episode reminded me that the Carnival season is upon us.  Since I can't have Mr Cracco, I will have to content myself with these chocolate-decorated chiacchiere which were on sale in the supermarket today:

Read how chiacchiere got their name here.


Claude said...

This pastry looks very tempting. It must mean that old women's tongues are very sweet!

Unknown said...

Hmmmm. He rather reminds me of the Scotsman, Chef Gordon Ramsay, who shows I never miss. (I get lots of 'em on BBC America).

jams o donnell said...

Looking delicious.

Masterchef is becoming global brand. I actually quite enjoy it myself.I like the professional version with Michel Roux and Monica Galetti and Greg Wallace of course!

I see that Masterchef Bangladesh starts this year

Unknown said...

Saw this for the first time the other night and i totale get this! Good stuff!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

If only it did, Claude! Hi, Nicholas. He doesn't shout like Gordon, though. Hi, jams. I'd love to see that series! Hi, Lost. Nice to be in good company!

Lee said...

I'm over Gordon Ramsay...lost interest in him a long time ago. I'm a Jamie fan!


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