Cooking For Dummies: Teresa Giudice of Real Housewives of New Jersey Launches Youtube Cooking Videos

Posted on Dec 10 2014 - 3:45pm by BeachSpin

Teresa Giudice RHONJ

One thing that can be said about “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star, Teresa Giudice, is that she is always hustlin’. She still has a few weeks before she trades in her designer duds for prison scrubs, and apparently she is determined to bring in the moolah while she can.

READ: EXCLUSIVE: Teresa Giudice BUSTED! Feds Onto “Worthless” Jewelry Scam Video Reveals Grounds for Perjury Charges

Her latest venture is a series of online cooking videos for Glam. Her snazzy Glam moniker is the ‘Haute Hostess’. ‘Haute’ is a french word for high, and is often used as a reference word  for elevated, high-class, or super fancy, not to be mispronounced or confused with “HAWT!,” which luckily for her, wasn’t the vibe that Teresa was going for. Her first preparation is called devil shrimp over angel hair pasta, from her Fabulicious cookbook.

 

I’ll start with the good first. Her hair looked cute. I detest TV cooking shows that allow the chefs to cook with their hair hanging all over the place, putting an attempted sexy appearance over a hairless entree.  What she was wearing was appropriate and appealing, and overall she was looking good, and rocked that signature head tilt like a pro. Another thumbs up for the overall performance, Teresa was relatively poised, and she explained and executed the dish well. However for all I know, this four minute segment could have taken twelve hours, and keeping the outtakes into consideration, it is very possible that the editors had their work cut out for them. Could there have been half a dozen market runs to replenish the shrimp? Could be, and I’ll give you three guesses to what the crew stuffed themselves with for lunch that day. The dish did look tasty, and I would certainly eat it happily, if any attentive student of Teresa’s cared to cook it for me.

RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Details on Why Teresa Giudice Is Not Getting Her Own Cooking Show

On a more negative note, the beginning of this video looked like it was targeted to a mentally slow audience. I thought to present warming a tablespoon of olive oil as a careful step to any recipe, as well as referring to the shrimp as pinky, certainly upped the dum dum factor, and my guess is that sucking four minutes out of a kindergarten level recipe was a bit of a challenge. Teresa also loves the way the shrimp curls up in a little ball when you cook them, and recommends that tricky kitchen tool known as basic tongs to flip them, both comments that one would only bother to say if they were knocking out dinner with a pre-schooler.

I have been cooking at a mediocre level for what feels like an eternity, and while I don’t particularly enjoy it, to watch a video this simple would have been a waste of time for me, even at my learning to boil water stage. Teresa touts her recipes as quick, easy and delicious.  True enough, and while I would maybe glance at a few cookbook directions and prepare this dish, I would have to be really bored to watch anyone boil pasta.  Maybe simple is the new GLAM?  If this is the case, Teresa is perfect.

 

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  • ✿❀❁ Tigerlily ❁❀✿
  • noarguingwithstupid

    I watched the video–it looked like Prego and sauteed shrimp. Not impressed

    • That basically sums it up. She cooked shrimp and use sauce from a jar. I guess that’s cooking nowadays.

    • v blackwell

      Don’t even know if she even bothered to devein the shrimp since showing how to heat oil and stir pasta was the emphasis. No recipe for her sauce, but that wasn’t important. She advised you can use pre-made sauce as well as “store bought” pasta. Again, much more important info. Most definitely unimpressed.

      • Tre’s Going to Prison

        Hell…my cat could boil the pasta and try to put up the shrimp…oh wait…she’ll probably eat the shrimp….
        Maybe not!

        • v blackwell

          Probably, TGtP???

      • DoneWithBravo

        Wow! Did she?? It hurts my heart when people I know used jarred sauce. Making sauce is in my blood and I could cook up a quick marinara sauce in 20 minutes. There’s never a need for jarred sauce. She sounds like a “bad” Italian!

        • DLister

          I want to come over to YOUR house, Done! Mmmm!

        • v blackwell

          Yes she did, DWB. I would rather not eat if I had to eat “Chef Boyardee” (as one of the posters here refers to it. twi?). Tre said she was using her own sauce but you can use pre-made. I guess she thinks that’s good enough for her “fans”. Now that I think about it…….

      • noarguingwithstupid

        I wonder if she knows that she is supposed to clean the shrimp???? Yucky!!

        • v blackwell

          OMG, naws, I’m on verge of gagging. Really!

  • WestCoastFeed

    How much was she paid for this? And did the laundry supply company get its 10% garnishment?

    • You think she was paid for this? My immediate guess was, no. I think she did for marketing/brand exposure…to show networks she can pull off her own cooking show.

      • WestCoastFeed

        There are more episodes in the pipeline. She asked us to “suscribe” for them. I think she must be getting at least as small recompense from Glam.

        • Tre’s Going to Prison

          When more folks like us hear about this…Glam’s going to take it in the shorts for employing this convicted felon.
          Big ole “oops” on their part.

          • ✿❀❁ Tigerlily ❁❀✿

            Ita Tres. I think any business that aligns Itself with Teresa in any capacity is in for a rude awakening.

        • “Subscribe” is what every Youtuber ask people to do to increase their # of views. By asking people to subscribe doesn’t determine compensation. You have to get millions of hits on a Youtube video to make a little money. I highly doubt she’s receiving any money. The video appears to be an audition tape to me. She’s trying to sell herself to networks. But what she fails to realize is, the networks don’t know what state (mental/emotional/physical) she’ll be in when she gets out.

          • Imstillstanding666

            It doesn’t matter what her mental state is when she gets out. Her state in this video is awful. Nervous, stiff, nails on cHalk board voice. In that house she stole money to build. When will she get nobody wants to see her anymore. That handful of girlfriends she has need to tell her the truth!!

  • Mommyof4qtpies

    Another great blog Beach Spin!

  • Mommyof4qtpies

    She committed a mortal culinary sin by putting oil into the pasta water as the pasta was boiling! Never, ever, ever put oil into pasta while it boiling. She truly is a Dum-Dum!

    • Tre’s Going to Prison

      Serious? She did that!
      Dunce stepped right in it!

      • Mommyof4qtpies

        She sure did! She said she to add it to “keep the pasta from sticking”!

        • Tre’s Going to Prison

          Uhp…I don’t know what to say…that just sounds like a fool’s cooking lesson.

  • Poppies1

    Good grief! Will she finally be able to pay off the fertility clinic???

    • No, she prioritizes paying for Gia’s Xmas video w/her ugly, no talent friends, over the sanctimony of baby Audrianna, it’s a sin. That kid will have deep physch issues all her life over this.
      & Gia reads these blogs & threads. She knows bout fertility clinic. How can Gia ask for any money right now? Can you imagine if your mom was in this trouble? I wouldn’t ask for anything!! What a selfish spoiled brat!!
      Do you think Teresa called back atty bout Judge Salas’s call today?

    • Ha! Doubt they will ever see a dime. Their best hope is to place a lien on Audrianna.

      • v blackwell

        “Their best hope is to place a lien on Audrianna.” ???

        Spread, You must be sipping the Felonlini if you think that little nightmare would be an option.

    • v blackwell

      Able? Yep. WILL she? Nope! That fertility clinic will be sterile before they can pry any $$$ out out her cold dead claws.

  • italiano bambino

    Still remember cummin while taking pictures for her Book

    • Tre’s Going to Prison

      At first I thought you were being a bit dicey…then I thought about it some more and started cracking up about her better than regular “major speaking F-ups” because she’s such a Tre-glo-Dite.
      Dummy is too nice a word for the dolt!

  • Tre’s Going to Prison

    Dummy will cook for Cash (under the table).
    Other Dummy’s will watch soz they can drool over their Convicted Felon idol.
    I sure hope that the checks are attached by the Fed’s to pay out the, what, over $200k outstanding fees that were due at their sentencing hearing.
    Maybe Judge Salas will call out a hearing to review and up her time on the previous sentencing decisions. It’s not nice to piss off Mother Government!

    • nan/4

      Hi sweetie. Hope you’re doing well…:-)

      Nancy
      xo

      • Tre’s Going to Prison

        Hi Love,
        Hope you and your family are doing well also…especially now during the holiday season.
        Blessings to you and your family as well,
        TGtP

  • nan/4

    Totally OT: Hi there everyone! Hope that you’re doing well. I’m watching a rerun of RHOA where Kandi has a meeting in her office? There are two very, very large white chairs…..Honestly, it looks like they are sitting on a couple of HUGE Maxi Pads! OMG! They are SO UGLY! lol :-/

    Anyway, I miss you all. You are the BEST!

    Love ya’!

    Nancy
    xo

    • ✿❀❁ Tigerlily ❁❀✿

      Hi Honey! Hope you are feeling better & I hope you had a lovely birthday! Get well Sweetie & hope we can catch up soon!

    • Hi sweetheart. Sorry I missed you. I hope you had a wonderful birthday. XOXO

  • BuckJohnson

    This essentially an audition series of vids to show someone (Bravo) to give her a cooking show. It won’t work Teresa, they want to see what you look like when you get out from prison. Most of the time the women and men for that matter gain weight.

  • italiano bambino

    Oh my this shit is hilarious HAHAHA

  • italiano bambino

    Is easy to assume 2 for the price of one… tre cooking felonicious video and 3kt audio tune song #GOTIT

  • TartLemon

    IMO, this videocast was conceived, contracted and well under way in production before Teresa stood in front of the Judge swearing she had no more income. Teresa alluded to it at the reunion which was filmed 2-3 days after Teresa’s declaration in front of the Judge.

  • Susan Thorne Zavagli

    what a joke

  • DLister

    Fabu-felon.

  • twifan2

    What the heck is ‘snappy’ sauce?! Is it anything like her crappy sauce? :/

    • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

      Yeah–I think it was a typo–they met crappy sauce.

    • v blackwell

      Do you really need to ask, twi. Remember…..it’s Tre you’re talking about.

    • noarguingwithstupid

      special “ingredienceseseses”…..remember???????? LOL

  • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

    I’m sorry–but this was a lame cooking show. A real chef who was doing an honest-to-goodness cooking show would first teach viewers how to clean and prepare the shrimp. If you have to watch something this low level–it means you don’t have ANY cooking skills so those viewers would need to know the importance of cleaning the shrimp–particularly the vein (which is not really a vein but the shrimp’s digestive system–and is full of waste). This is really important. Also important (imo) would be explaining how to peel them from their shells properly and removing the tail (which can be painful for an unsuspecting person eating the shrimp).

    As you pointed out, you don’t put uncooked shrimp into a fry pan with olive oil that hasn’t heated properly. This just makes the shrimp greasy. You allow the olive oil to warm up in the pan and when it is–THEN you put the shrimp in.

    Also, she threw a jar of who knows what into the other pan–the devil sauce. She said she “makes her own sauce” but a real show (at this point) would flash to the actual process of making the sauce. Sauce isn’t that difficult–you basically throw things into a pan but there ARE needed ingredients and herbs that should be explained–what the heck is in the sauce.

    Then she undercooked the shrimp, which would be fine if it were going to be cooking further in the sauce but that’s not how it appeared. So, the reality would be not quite done shrimp in whatever sauce.

    The only thing she actually cooked was the shrimp and then she didn’t do that properly.

    This woman has as much talent as a box of hammers–she’s an illiterate, greedy narcissistic fraud who needs to get off our television sets and into the pokey. She’s not a star and no one wants to see her do anything but pay off her debts. Sorry for the long rant!

  • Shy-ra

    Haute Hostess!? Yeah, okay, because she’s SO CLASSY standing there in her stolen kitchen, cooking with her stolen pots and pans, wearing her “classy” stolen clothes and don’t forget the stolen wig on her head! GO AWAY, have some self respect woman!

  • noarguingwithstupid

    You know she starts with Prego!!!!! I would love to see a jar of it on the counter!!!!LOL

  • noarguingwithstupid

    Twi–are you around, or are you busy working your little butt off??

  • TartLemon

    What exactly was Teresa trying to prove? Not a single word about measurements or which herbs/spices to use. She couldn’t even bother to say ‘peeled shrimp leaving the tail on’. If she truly thinks she has what it takes, I challenge Teresa to go on one of those cooking contest shows and show what she’s got. Teresa would not last a single second because she thinks she DESERVES it without working for it.

    Chopped, MasterChef, Cutthroat Kitchen….. ANY OF THEM. Not even going to mention Hell’s Kitchen or Top Chef because Teresa wouldn’t even make it through the preliminary preliminary rounds.

  • TartLemon

    Did Teresa report this income to the Judge?

  • CatsMeow

    People actually pay to watch this? SMH lol