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Old 05-08-2006, 05:28 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Diane1415
I was refering to the ones pulled out of the oven

Yes, I know.

Those dishes, I believe, are already cooked before the shows begin because there is no way possible for a roast, casserole or other dish that takes a while, to be started & done during the shows' air time. Even if the product was put in the oven at the beginning of a show.

When Emeril does a dessert such as a pie or something, he usually has one already done down under the counter in front of him.

As a dish is started, it is taken through several already pre-prepped stages all the wall to the finished product.

The hosts of those cooking shows merely show you the different stages of the prepping of the dish.


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Old 05-10-2006, 11:41 AM   #22
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The average shooting day for 30 - 60 minute multi-camera show, is about 12 hours. Lighting, blocking and other set up is done in the 3-4 days prior to the shoot if anything "On Set" has changed, including guest.

Shows like Molto Mario, likely take less time.

While the dishes may not be 250-450 degrees when brought from the oven, there is a good chance they may be 100-200 degees, having been warmed before serving.

Ever watch The X-Files?

On average, the cast and film crew worked 70+ hours to film each 1 hour episode. And a rigging crew worked another 40-60 hours setting up for them.

Not the same thing, the point being what you see is but a fraction of what was filmed.


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Old 05-10-2006, 12:18 PM   #23
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Giada Delaurentis who hosts the cooking show Everyday Italian, takes stuff out of the oven piping hot because I've seen it bubbling when she removes the dish from the oven - mainly lasagna.


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