A Spoonful of Paolo

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A Spoonful of Paolo is an online talk show that first aired in 2011. The show was awarded the 2012 Webby Award for Online Film & Video: Variety.


The show first aired in September 2011 with the first guest interview Sharon Osbourne. The following episodes featured guests Sheri Salata and Florence Henderson.[1] His guests in the following years have been musicians, actors, and other entertainment figures,[2] including other talk show hosts.[3]

The host of the show is Paolo Presta, who first came to public light from an episode of the Oprah Winfrey show.[4] Prior to hosting A Spoonful of Paolo, Presta worked backstage at The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Talk. Presta co-originated the show with his husband and executive producer Patrick Thomassie.[1]

Awards and nominations[edit]

In 2012 the series was awarded the Webby Award for Online Film & Video: Variety.[5] It was also the subject of an episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now?.[6]


  1. ^ a b Gire, Jamie Sotonoff and Dann (19 September 2011). "Oprah's dream guy from Hoffman Estates doing talk show". Daily Herald.
  2. ^ Ranganathan, Prasanna (23 September 2014). "A Spoonful of Paolo, A Feast of Dreams Come True". Huffington Post.
  3. ^ "Ricki Lake Almost Did Her Original Talk Show for $5,000". Yahoo.
  4. ^ "Interview with Paolo Presta of A Spoonful of Paolo, Nutella Truffles, Beef Wellington, Coconut Macaroons - VoiceAmerica". Voice America.
  5. ^ "A Spoonful of Paolo - The Webby Awards".
  6. ^ "How Oprah Changed a Gay Guy's Life". Out Magazine. 10 April 2013.