Yes, Nadia G.
(nee Nadia Giosia) is most definitely a character. One clues into that fact within three minutes of tuning in to the Cooking Channel show as her tough girl accent comes and goes regularly. At the best of times she sounds like a Ukranian hooker whose spent the last 25 years in New York's outer boroughs, at the worst a "SNL" guest star who's in a bit over her head.
But "Bitchin Kitchen"
shouldn't be dismissed as merely a comedy sketch gone on too long. Yes, it originally started out as a series of Internet videos, but the Canadian-born Giosia has managed to parlay that into the first lifetstyle brand to go from Web to television, writing and designing a cookbook and making cooking shows a little bit unsafe for all the Sandra Lees and Rachael Rays out there.
-- Brill Bundy, Zap2it