aprile 2, 2012
The fact is, I just can not stand my recorded voice. Everyone tells me that I have the very same voice as my mum, and actually they keep on mistaking us at the telephone, but I like mum’s voice, it’s sweet and it is the voice of my mum, how can I not like it!
Then I hear my voice, and I would hide under the table, a Mickey Mouse’s tone and a strong Tuscan accent I cannot conceal.
When the TVedo.tv guys proposed me to film a video recipes series dedicated to Tuscan-inspired dishes with simple and seasonal ingredients I wavered a split second, thinking about how my recorded voice would have sounded, then I told myself that it was a such a fun chance to be missed.
Who cares if my voice sounds funny, who cares if my Italian accent is so strong I sound like a Sopranos’ character, who cares if in the English dubbing I made more mistake than in my first year studying English, who cares about the repetitions…
Yes, the repetitions. If you listen carefully to the video, you’ll recognize often those two words: simple and rustic. I used them as Homer did with the epic epithets: every time I was embarrassed and I was missing the words petrified by the camera eye looking at me, I threw in a very simple, which gave me the time to think about what else to say.
Filming a video recipe without ‘stooop, and… again‘ and without stammering in shame was a moral victory for me: I am the shy little girl who played Mary in the crib at the kindergarten during the Christmas play because it was one of the few parts where you were not supposed to speak, but only to stand silent with your folded hands and smile to the shepherds.
I’m the chubby girl who walked on the stage at primary school, during the annual play, with her cute Scottish skirt tucked into her white stretch stockings, realizing the awkward thing too late. I’m the one who opened a foodblog, and not a channel on Youtube, because words run fast through my fingers on the keyboard, not from my lips.
Diego and Leonardo from TVedo.tv, though, managed to calm me down and at the same time they made me feel like a pro, with a microphone, two cameras and a control room next door. For a few episodes, they turned a shy country girl into a chatty and gesturing Italian on video!
Nuff said, I’m proud and very excited to present you the first episode, the ravioli alla Maremma, Tuscan fresh filled pasta with spinach and ricotta, a very simple and rustic recipe, if you had not figured it out yet… please be forgiving with my accent and mistakes, but be aware that this is only the first one and that it will every time more fun!
Click on AD to listen to the English version!