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Old 10-19-2004, 10:56 PM   #11
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i think they use small bowls and things so the cameras can see what's in them better. if they used the correct larger size, you'd have to have 7 foot tall cameramen, or put all of the cameras on booms.
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Old 10-19-2004, 10:57 PM   #12
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it annoys me when they act as though they prepped the food themselves. they'll say, 'i prepared this plate of (perfectly-shaped and uniformly-sized) crabcakes earlier. like thier staff didn't make it for them. :roll:

and the overuse of sayings has led me to not even get into certain shows from the very beginning. amongst them are, 'bam!', 'happy-happy-happy'
'i don't know where YOUR beef comes from, but where mine comes from, it don't come seasoned.' need i say which chef says those phrases?

even on 30-minute meals, i cannot get past the way all of the ingredients always just so happen to be right at the edge of the cupboard, all ready to go, and the ingreadients in the fridge are all lumped together on one shelf. now, when i am cooking, i have to rummage and dig through cupboards and shelves and the fridge and freezer and 3 cabinet shelves-full of spices, plus usually go to the grocery store for other ingredients, so even if the meal only takes 30 minutes in a pipe-dream, in reality, i say, NONSENSE.
Right on Luvs. you hit the nail on the head..BAM,BAM
if we had all the backstage help they do, our ingredients would all be grouped together for our meals, our cupboards stocked to the brim, someone else would be dashing to the store and we'd whip up that 30 min. meal with time to spare, heck we might even get our nails done, the kids bathed the cat put out and have a glass of wine 8)
kadesma :)
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Old 10-20-2004, 01:09 PM   #13
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right on. I've been watching 'EL' for as long as he's been doing TV shows. I met him at an airport last year. I couldn't resist introducing myself to him, just because of all the years I've watched him entertain me. but do agree, that I've pretty much stopped watching him due to the same trivial sentences used time and time again. it's odd to me that his producers don't say 'enough already < it's not funny anymore'.

just today while watching Italian whatever it's called on TV with Giada, she used 6 eggs to make the fritatta, and as she was breaking them into the bowl, I thought why didn't she separate them by cracking one into a bowl, then adding it to the rest, so if there was blood in an egg, it wouldn't contaminate the whole batch. sure as shootin, a bloody egg went in and sure as shootin, I saw it. how is it that the 'exects' didn't notice that and cut it?
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Old 10-20-2004, 01:22 PM   #14
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It drives me crazy when they handle raw meat and then grab the pepper mill and open the fridge door and grab the spoon and pot handles all without washing their hands. Sure I know that sometimes they edit the hand washing out and no one would want to watch a show where they spend 15 minutes washing their hands, but it still drives me crazy.
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Old 10-20-2004, 01:38 PM   #15
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i also hate when they only give a quick rinse without soap, or if they do use soap, they barely rinse. soap in the food? not good.
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Old 10-20-2004, 02:32 PM   #16
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Along the same lines as the rings theme, Jennifer Patterson on Two Fat Ladies had very long painted nails, it looked awful when she was kneeding dough etc. YUCK!!! And she wore huge rings as well.

I hate chefs using the same phrases over and over e.g.

Nigella Lawson:- "now it's just a question of....reducing the sauce, kneading the dough, adding the vegetables.......THERE IS NO QUESTION!!!!

Delia Smith (in school marm accent) :- "what you want to do next is....."

There are heaps more but I won't bore you with them!!!!!
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Old 10-20-2004, 02:36 PM   #17
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Yeah I can't stand that either. Mario Batalli says "Now the main event is..." about 100 times a show.
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Jacques Pepin never annoys me. Neither do the two blondes who do all the work on America's Test Kitchen. Christopher Kimball - now he's annoying. Looks like a math teacher just waiting to give me a D.
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The Barefoot Contessa's giggle drives me up the wall!
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Old 10-20-2004, 07:40 PM   #20
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Looks like a math teacher just waiting to give me a D.
LOL mudbug!!!!
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