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Old 10-19-2004, 08:46 PM   #1
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We all watch cooking shows...most annoying thing


I have been watching cooking shows all my life.
I love them.
They're on every TV in every room, all day long.
The thing that I often times notice that I can't quite understand, but annoys me no end is... :x
Using too small of a bowl to mix (whatever) in.
If they're making a tossed salad, the bowl is too small.
If stuffing is being assembled, the bowl is too small.
If they're combining ingredients for a meatloaf, the bowl is too small.
If they're doing cookie dough, the bowl is too small.
If they're making pasta sauce, the bowl is too small.
If it's mealballs, and all the ingredients go in, the bowl is too small.
What's with the small bowls? Do they not know in advance that 'that' bowl is going to overflow and there isn't going to be room for proper mixing?
My answer is, they (TV chef types or their stations) can't afford large bowls and one size fits all.
Oh gosh, feels good to have finally gotten that off my chest. It's been eating me up for hundreds of years now. :roll:

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Old 10-19-2004, 08:50 PM   #2
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Laughing at your peeve, lefse. Mine is -why do they always have their burners turned up to incineration level? And they glop stuff all over the place.....
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Old 10-19-2004, 08:54 PM   #3
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My pet peeve, why oh why do many of them taste what they are cooking then use the same utensil to stir the food??? Almost like double dipping a chip :) :)
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Old 10-19-2004, 09:00 PM   #4
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You are so right, Lefselover. Size matters.

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Old 10-19-2004, 09:10 PM   #5
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It cost money to buy big bowls.
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Old 10-19-2004, 09:30 PM   #6
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My only beef is the glopping of food and liquids all over the floor, counters, stove top and so on.
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Old 10-19-2004, 09:45 PM   #7
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It drives me nuts to see a TV chef cough or scratch their noses & just wipe their hands off on a towel & not wash them! And I agree with all of the above posts!
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Old 10-19-2004, 10:04 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 10-19-2004, 10:25 PM   #9
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It bothers me when chefs are wearing jewelry while preparing food. Even if it's just a wedding ring! I keep imagining what other extra ingredients are going into the mix. Especially that show Two Hot Tamales where the two women would be wearing many heavy bracelets and rings.
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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)
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