Cooking Show Pet Peeves

Lefty

Yank
I hate it when they use the business end of the knife to scrape a cutting board. I just saw Giada do it, but have seen it way to often by others. I use the back side of the knife so I don't dull my knife.
 

chowhound

New member
Note to self: If Lefty comes over for dinner, turn knife over before scraping food off of cutting board :unsure:
 

PieSusan

Tortes Are Us
I hate when they don't wash their hands, use their fingers instead of a spoon to taste and double dip. I also hate when they use the same cutting board for vegetables and meats. I hate it when they don't take their jewelry off to cook, too.
 

Sass Muffin

#coffeefreak
I hate it when Rachel Ray piles all the ingredients into her arms for one short trip to the cooking area.
Go back and make several trips if need be, for God's sakes!:yum:
 

Mr. Green Jeans

New member
Just show the damned labels of the food products! We all know what they are anyway. Reminds me of the generic kick that lasted oh, 3 months back in the early 80's.
 

Maverick2272

Stewed Monkey
I can agree with most of these. They are cooking shows, they have plenty of time to practice ahead of time and be ready, no excuse for being slopping or doing things off the cuff unless something unexpected happens.
I can see some of this in the heat of Kitchen Stadium, just not in cooking shows. Except the jewelery... never see em wearing tons of jewelery in Kitchen Stadium either! LOL.
 

Keltin

New member
Everything that cooks in the pot or pan and goes well beyond 160 degrees, so the double dipping and finger thing is moot. I'll often taste my soups and stews twice with the same spoon after seasoning, and then cook the hell out of it. Please remember the guidelines of cooking and that all things except Mad Cow Disease (a protein disorder - not bacterial, can't be killed by heat) is killed at 160 and above.

Speaking from the sanitary point, there is no problem. Not to mention Mom fingered our food three ways from Sunday as we grew up…..and we’re still here aren’t we?
 
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Maverick2272

Stewed Monkey
Ever tried explaining Mad Cow Disease to an 8 year old? No son, they aren't upset or angry... well maybe a little at the idea of being chopped up and eaten... but that isn't what this is...LOL!
 

Keltin

New member
Ever tried explaining Mad Cow Disease to an 8 year old? No son, they aren't upset or angry... well maybe a little at the idea of being chopped up and eaten... but that isn't what this is...LOL!

:yum::yum::yum:

Ever tried explaining MCD to an Engineer? No? It’s like this……..What happens is a molecular folding that is not planned materializes and is geometrically set to fit into the toxin box. When proteins fold, they form a shape that allows them to fit a “box” and perform a function, much like a glass fuse fits a hole for a fuse box, but MCD causes a misfolding which disallows regular fitting (positive movement/growth) but does allow it to fit an unintentional box thus leading to……well, you get the drift. A bit dry, but…….ah hell……it’s just a bit dry! :yum:
 

Maverick2272

Stewed Monkey
Yea, let me repeat that to my son and see how it goes over...:glare:

Something like, "Forget it Dad you're just playing with me now... why don't you just admit you don't know..."
:shock:

What gave me away??:yum::yum:
 

Keltin

New member
Yea, let me repeat that to my son and see how it goes over...:glare:

Something like, "Forget it Dad you're just playing with me now... why don't you just admit you don't know..."
:shock:

What gave me away??:yum::yum:

:yum::yum::yum:

Interestingly enough, protein folding IS the precursor to actually reigning in nano-bots and nano technology. All that sci-fi you see is based on some truth, with liberties taken. But, should we master protein folding, well good Lord, things will change! Lizards regrow tails because of protein cues…….what if we found the protein switch to unlock regrowth??? Imagine all the people that could have a new set of choppers just by going to the dentist and getting the right injection. Crazy! It’s definitely possible based on the DNA and folding maps they have hinted at……but still a long way off.
 

Maverick2272

Stewed Monkey
:yum::yum::yum:

Interestingly enough, protein folding IS the precursor to actually reigning in nano-bots and nano technology. All that sci-fi you see is based on some truth, with liberties taken. But, should we master protein folding, well good Lord, things will change! Lizards regrow tails because of protein cues…….what if we found the protein switch to unlock regrowth??? Imagine all the people that could have a new set of choppers just by going to the dentist and getting the right injection. Crazy! It’s definitely possible based on the DNA and folding maps they have hinted at……but still a long way off.

Yea, but what about all that negetive stuff that happened on Star Trek with genetic manipulation and what not?? The nano bots that took over Enterprise and started their own race of sentient beings... the super humans and how it messed with the Klingons.....
Scary stuff dude, especially if you are a Romulan Senator and you disagree with a certain Reman dictator with a metagenic weapon!!
 
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