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Old 06-27-2011, 11:00 PM   #1
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A small TV Chef Rant.

Hello everyone.

Every time I watch the telly I am getting more annoyed with the food network or Tv Chef's in general.

Ok on this telly show called "Chopped"

Judges like Scott Conant And the other judges, Talk down on inferer foods.

For example.

Tad Alan,

Oh my gosh I cannot believe he's using Ball Park yellow mustard.

Scott Conant, Yeah really whats his problem.
Scott Conant, I would never use that at Scarpachio's.

Other 2 judges, Yes we know snicker, snicker, snicker.

And what's the deal with raw onions? I love raw onions.

Specially on top of bbq beans Yum!

Amd Ball park Yellow mustard is the basic acid for a lot of BBQ sauces including mine.

Your thoughts?

Please keep it rated g.

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Old 06-27-2011, 11:16 PM   #2
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I cannot comment. I refuse to watch any "reality' shows, cooking or otherwise. I think they're all swill and pander to our worst emotions.
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:31 PM   #3
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I cannot comment. I refuse to watch any "reality' shows, cooking or otherwise. I think they're all swill and pander to our worst emotions.
I like what you said Andy.

BBQ competition is worse.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:13 AM   #4
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i don't watch food tv at all anymore. same old same old as far as i am concerned. it is mostly " look what i can do" instead of valid comment.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:23 AM   #5
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i keep thinking "would it be better on a bigger tv?"

lol, just kidding o.c..


but along these lines of a rant, i watched "master chef" tonight and thought of how gordon ramsay actually comes off as the nice guy when little ol' joe bastianich disparages the badly made dishes. making faces, spitting food out, knocking plates around, dumping things in sinks, and getting actually angry at the contestants for mistakes.

you're just a judge on a tv food show, joe. not the food taster for a king or emporer.

if you're so important, why not wear proper shoes to go with your skinny pants and suit jackets, not those weird sneakers?

ok, rant over.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:43 AM   #6
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I used to watch food network constantly when it was all about cooking and not about "reality". That said, I recently began watching Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares on Netflix...LOVE IT! Helps me realize 1. I'm NOT a good chef (by any means) 2. I'm not ready to open my own restaurant....as much as I may want to.
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:43 AM   #7
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I quit watching the Food Shows a bit over a year ago. I have infinitely more fun here...!
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:47 AM   #8
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I cannot comment. I refuse to watch any "reality' shows, cooking or otherwise. I think they're all swill and pander to our worst emotions.
I agree, Andy. I call shows like these, "Humiliation Shows" where people get humiliated publicly.

Cooking contest shows - watching people stress out running around like mad to create a new dish to please pompous judges.

"Hoarders" and "Intervention" are even more humiliating. Taking someone's personal problems and airing them for the world to see is cruel.
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:13 AM   #9
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I don't have any type of network television, so I never watch cooking shows. I'll bet they are less about the joys of cooking and more about the personalities that are on there. Who cares what they think about cooking? Everybody should approach and explore cooking anyway they want and to the best of their abilities. It is a personal thing.

I'm thinking they probably make cooking seem intimidating to most as opposed to something anybody can do for their own enjoyment.
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:13 AM   #10
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I find that a lot of people have a hard time conveying that they do not like something without putting the product and those who use it down. I imagine it's no different on reality TV cooking shows. Whatever can make the judges appear better than everyone else is probably encouraged to make the program more colorful.
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