The Chef Pasquale Sciarappa Dictionary

What Did You Say?

Show: Cooking It Old School

Fing noun: finger
As in: No, no, you no do like this; you chop your fing!

Gravy noun: sauce
As in: Let me cut a nice piece over here -- a little gravy, a little juice over here, the sauce.

Oh Yeah Baby noun: a hot pepper 
As in:  When I cook this, I call it "oh yeah baby." But everybody say, "I don't got a no baby." I say, "no, this is the baby."

Seas verb: to season
As in: To make this chicken, what I got to do? I got to seas.

Shutup noun: Sciarappa
As in: He ask you for the passport for immigration. He ask me, what is my name? I say Pasquale Shutup. The police, he look at me and say, "what do you say?"

Standing Up adjective: al dente 
I want to see the standing up spaghetti; I don't want to cook it too much.

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