Wednesday, February 1, 2012

My Fabulous Fabio Freak Out



What embarrassing thing do you say to your celebrity Chef crush if you are me? More on that later.

I arrived at the HEB Plus thirty minutes early for Fabio's cooking demo. I was surprised there were not more people there. I don't think the event was fully advertised. Hey, better for me to get up close during the demo. Fabio was his easy going, gregarious self. He definitely knows how to work a crowd. His demo lasted 45 minutes and after we were treated to a meet and greet. Meatballs and homemade pasta were on the menu. Fabio's secret to fantastic meatballs...Ricotta cheese and cooking them in pasta sauce. His challenge to the audience... Make pasta in 2 minutes. Really, It takes me more like 2 days!! For the pasta part of the demo, he enlisted two members of the audience. They were wonderful sports and unlike me were not shaking and able to speak in complete sentences. 



I have to say, I felt like a twelve year old girl meeting Justin Bieber. The first words I blurt out of my mouth, not approved by my brain of course, I LUUUUUV YOU FABIO!! What?!?!? Did I seriously just tell Fabio I "LUUUUVED HIM"? Now, My brain has to focus and recover. I try to regain my composure and ask him a question. "How was your Shot Ski experience on Jimmy Fallon?". After a mishap with my camera, Fabio snapped this photo of us. If I close my eyes, I think I'm back in Tuscany drinking red wine and eating pasta. Overall, It was a memorable experience. Luckily, I was not hauled off by security.

16 comments:

  1. ha, that is too funny! i probably would've gotten excited + told him i luvvved him, too. =) great pic!

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  2. Amy - Thanks! I'm still laughing about it. I guess my nerves got the best of me.

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  3. I just spit out my coffee. And that is an adorable picture of you, and Fabio. Ooooh, now I see what you see in Fabio (top pic). Darned that HEB for not advertising!

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  4. Maggie - Thanks! I'm still reliving the drama:) Isn't he dreamy?

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  5. You look absolutely beautiful! He couldn't have been too unhappy to take a pic with you. :)

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  6. Mary - You are too sweet. My husband had a good laugh when I told him about my Fabio encounter.

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  7. Hee hee - that's too funny :) He's such a hottie and yet every time he's mentioned I still think of the original Fabio

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  8. Ally - I was a hot mess when I talked to him. Wish I could have a do over:)

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  9. What a fabulous experience and what a great looking guy. You are a lucky girl. Don't worry about what you said. We all have those moments and I'm sure he was thrilled that you were so impressed. With looks that good, I'm sure it's not the first time someone gushed over him.

    Have a great weekend.
    Sam

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  10. Sam - You're right. I'm probably not the only woman that started swooning over him. He was very nice and humble. It was a great experience and memory I will have.

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  11. You're hilarious! Looks like fun ;)

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  12. Renee - It was fun. I just wish I was a little calmer when I met him. I think I'm still swooning:)

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  13. So funny! Looks like you had a blast and he is such a cutie!

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  14. Cajunlicious - I follow him on Twitter, so I'm glad he didn't tweet about it;) Yes...he is a cutie!! Love me some Fabio!!

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  15. Love that picture- you both look adorable! What a treat that you got to meet him. He could make me meatballs any day of the week ;-)

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  16. Shelley - I appreciate the kind comment. He is pretty easy to listen to and look at;)

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