GMA: Fabio Viviani – Fabio’s Italian Kitchen Review
Good Morning America had a long day of reporting and they needed some good old Italian food to keep them going the rest of the day, so they invited chef Fabio Viviani onto the show. Viviani brought three recipes from his new cookbook, Fabio’s Italian Kitchen, to share with the audience. He did say none of the recipes are his though. All of them came from his mother and the only way she would give them to him is if he added stories about his childhood into the book, which he reluctantly did.
Everyone on the show agreed their favorite story in the book was about the time Viviani made a sponge cake at the age of seven to give to the Pope. When he had the chance to deliver the cake right to the Pope, he must have been in a hyper mood because he knocked off the Pope’s hat.
“It was a disaster,” he said.
You may notice one of the recipes below, the drunken spaghetti recipe, calls for a whole bottle of wine. That is no mistake. Viviani said when Italians get together they bring so much wine they can’t drink it all at the party meaning most of it has to be used for the cooking.