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Old 07-20-2012, 11:15 PM   #1
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Do cooking shows drive anyone else crazy?

Okay, firstly I'll say that I love watching food shows... but there is one thing that irritates me so much - the apparent lack of food safety! Does anyone else not get frustrated when they handle raw meats/egg/etc. and then either do not wash their hands or give them the most brief "rinse" which could not possibly be of any benefit? For a while I was thinking, maybe they just don't bother because no ones eats the food. But sometimes they do eat the food they prepare, and I just don't get it. Are they not concerned about food poisoning when they do that? Or am I just totally missing something? I mean sometimes they'll literally handle raw meat and then touch all their other utensils, salt, pepper, fridge door, anything... it makes no sense to me since they are supposed to be advising novice home cooks how to work in the kitchen.

Anyway, I still enjoy the shows for entertainment, but I cannot get past that point.

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Old 07-20-2012, 11:29 PM   #2
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Many cooking shows do not demonstrate proper food handling procedures. That said, know that for every show, several versions of every recipe are prepared in the kitchens away from the cameras. During commercial breaks people scurry around clearing the kitchen set of what the TV chef did and replacing it with the completed dishes prepared in the off camera kitchens. Let's assume the staff in those kitchens follow proper procedures.

The issue of the chef's sending the wrong message to the audience is another topic.
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During the hectic challenges when bodily fluids drip off the cooks' faces in the food....ewww....yuck.
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:53 PM   #4
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During the hectic challenges when bodily fluids drip off the cooks' faces in the food....ewww....yuck.
Oh yeah, that is yicky!

My co-worker brought me back a sub sandwich from a shop and when she delivered it she said "We got a little extra salt on the sandwich." She told me that the guy making it was pouring the sweat. She wondered why I wouldn't eat it....
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:55 PM   #5
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Yuck!!
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Old 07-21-2012, 04:35 AM   #6
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The issue of the chef's sending the wrong message to the audience is another topic.
At least they could show a warning like "don't try this at home"...
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:06 AM   #7
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i prefer the food travel shows 'cos you get to see other countries,great food & beautiful scenery.some of the scenery in luke nguyens vietnam was stunning....food was too!!
ninh binh is definitely on my places to visit list:
https://www.google.com/search?q=ninh...w=1280&bih=666
i don't watch anything with gordon ramsay....that man is an a*se(imo)
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:25 AM   #8
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Same here Harry...I refuse to watch Gordon Ramsey in anything either...that guy seriously has nothing going for him!
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:38 AM   #9
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Same here Harry...I refuse to watch Gordon Ramsey in anything either...that guy seriously has nothing going for him!
that's what i don't understand k.apart from him being a nutter(ok a nutter who can cook) his businesses are collapsing over here.so why would anyone with a failing restaurant look for advice on how to save it from someone who can't run his own.let's all take our cars to a mechanic who can't fix his own car!!
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:40 AM   #10
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Wow, I didn't know his businesses were collapsing...good!

So what is he doing, or not doing to have bought all this on Harry?
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