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Watch Jimmy Fallon Make Fun of How Giada De Laurentiis Pronounces Italian Words

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Food networkperson Giada De Laurentiis stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote her new Las Vegas restaurant Giada. She first plays a strange round of Catch Phrase with host Jimmy Fallon where she squeals and squawks and over-enunciates "spaghetti," which Fallon is quick to point out again.

After the game De Laurentiis proclaims she "needs a drink" and demonstrates how to make veal saltimbocca and a cocktail called "Conan the Destroyer." She then over-pronounces tequila and Fallon loses no time in teasing her: "Why do you say teh-quii-laa? You're not Spanish." Fallon then pokes fun at the menu at her new restaurant, which has a pronunciation guide. Finally, the host gets De Laurentiis to correct the way he says everything from bucatini to ravioli. Go, watch:

Video: Catchphrase

Video: Giada De Laurentiis Cooks Veal

· Catch Phrase [YouTube]
· Giada De Laurentiis Cooks Veal [NBC]
· All Jimmy Fallon Coverage on Eater [-E-]
· All Giada De Laurentiis Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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