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Old 02-25-2018, 12:19 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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I figure most of these omissions are just the time constraints of the programs. Plus it would be kinda boring watching someone scrape every last bit, though most of us do it ourselves!

I know, but at least scrape it once, not all the way down, but leaving half the food in the bowl annoys the heck out of me lol which is the thread topic
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Old 02-25-2018, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Long Island,NY
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I figure most of these omissions are just the time constraints of the programs. Plus it would be kinda boring watching someone scrape every last bit, though most of us do it ourselves!
Consciously I agree. Subconsciously it really bothers me!
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Old 02-25-2018, 01:09 PM
 
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My pet peeve is when they say for example "pour a tablespoon of oil in the pan" and then proceed to pour at least 3X that in the pan. Sometimes they do the same thing when mixing dry ingredients in, especially with spices.
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Old 02-25-2018, 01:11 PM
 
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Consciously I agree. Subconsciously it really bothers me!
I know. Sometimes I wish I could lick the beaters or scrape the bowl like a little kid.
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Old 02-25-2018, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I figure most of these omissions are just the time constraints of the programs. Plus it would be kinda boring watching someone scrape every last bit, though most of us do it ourselves!
Agreed. I don't care about watching somebody do prep, etc. on camera anymore than I care about watching anybody do the dishes.
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Old 02-25-2018, 02:27 PM
 
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Agreed. I don't care about watching somebody do prep, etc. on camera anymore than I care about watching anybody do the dishes.
Yeah, but I also think it is so misleading to have someone demonstrate only the actual cooking of a dish with the 18 different ingredients already weighed, measured, peeled, chopped, and ready in little containers. How long did THAT take?

Actually I'm not a big fan of the "mise en place" thing for that very reason. It wastes a lot of time, and if people think they have to have every little thing ready before they even start cooking, they're going to get discouraged by how long it all takes.

I'd rather see someone pour some oil in a pan, chop an onion while the oil heats, peel and chop a couple cloves of garlic while the onion starts cooking, and so forth. Let people who aren't already experienced cooks see how they can multitask and be more efficient in the kitchen.
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Old 02-25-2018, 02:32 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I don't like hosts who act like the show is about them and not the food. Always enjoyed watching Jacques Pepin as he really tried to teach technique rather than put himself on display.
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Old 02-25-2018, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Agreed. I don't care about watching somebody do prep, etc. on camera anymore than I care about watching anybody do the dishes.
I don't object to the prep bowls nor do I want to watch them do dishes. My objection is chirpy chefs who use several different pots, bowls, and containers, all pre-cut and pre-measured ingredients, then say "And look how easy that was! It's all done in 5 minutes," as if that is any representation of how long it would take you to make it at home.

As a cable dumper, the only cooking shows I watch now are the ones on PBS and some youtube station, although Netflix showed me some cool British ones recently.
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Old 02-25-2018, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Harbor Springs, Michigan
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With home ec / cookery being taken out of schools we now have more than one generation who were never taught to cook, the likes of blue box, hello fresh etc are making some roads into showing these now adults how to cook food from scratch.

What a shame there aren't any programs to offer the same help and advice, showing folks how to make basics, good healthy inexpensive food.
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Old 02-25-2018, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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My pet peeve is watching the stomach-turning boor Jacques Pépin prepare anything. What a slob.

This guy wouldn't know how to act without licking his fingers, then picking up assorted recipe ingredients. Today, he slurped some mascarpone filling from his fingers, then proceeded to pick up orange segments to place them on a torte. Not surprisingly, his young granddaughter, who was helping with the dessert, was doing the same thing.

Yyyuck.
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