The host sure knows his food. But line reading? Not so much this time.

on Jun 14, 2012 - The Dish

Curtis Stone

When it comes to tagliatelle or paella, Curtis Stone knows his stuff and can rattle off facts and opinions like a true seasoned chef. Reading his Around the World in 80 Plates promo lines, however, can sometimes be a bit more tricky.

Because it's not fair that Curtis gets to deliver the criticism without taking a little ribbing himself, allow us to present a recent reading he took a crack at in Italy. Perhaps it was the scent of rosemary in the air, or a little too much vino during his stay, but for some reason, the Emilia-Romagna promo he had to plow through just wasn't clicking. Italian pronunciations, sentence structures -- they all seemed to tie Curtis' tongue while his pal and co-host Cat Cora giggled her way through his woes.

And in case Curtis' bloopers have piqued your interest in the Emilia-Romagna region, put on your traveling pants and get a guided tour through the foodie-famous capital city of Bologna in our "Off the Beaten Path" series.