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Old 02-25-2018, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Many obnoxious people.

Cathy Mitchell does some GREAT recipes. That is, if you think cooking out of a box is cooking.
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Old 02-25-2018, 03:48 PM
 
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I notice almost all chefs have a rag hanging off their belt and they use it frequently to wipe off everything including the plate before presentation. IMO a rather unsanitary practice.
Another irritant is cooking game shows where they insist on the 10 second count down.
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Old 02-25-2018, 03:57 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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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.

I'd feel pretty silly watching someone/something that was a pet peeve.
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Old 02-25-2018, 04:02 PM
 
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Lidia`kitchen....the same bangle bracelets every show, with dough hanging from them
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Old 02-25-2018, 04:04 PM
 
Location: NYC
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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.
Did you ever see Sara Moulton's Food Network show Cooking Live? She cooked a full dinner live while viewers called in and asked her questions. She had some things precut but always kept a few things back to show how to do it. In this one most of the artichokes are already prepared but she shows how to do it twice.
BTW, she's a fast talker.

https://youtu.be/mu0e1Q32LS8
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Old 02-25-2018, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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I'd feel pretty silly watching someone/something that was a pet peeve.

Don't look now, but everyone else is, too.
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Old 02-25-2018, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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I notice almost all chefs have a rag hanging off their belt and they use it frequently to wipe off everything including the plate before presentation. IMO a rather unsanitary practice.
Another irritant is cooking game shows where they insist on the 10 second count down.

I agree. Sadly, I believe this is a practice in many restaurants.
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Old 02-25-2018, 04:16 PM
 
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"every one can make this dish"

id like to see the costs when they go to the specialty food shops how much are they paying for lamb chops for lobsters, etc.

sometimes id like them to use some very economical lower grade /leaner beef like select and show how to tenderize it and make it flavorful......its easy to make a good steak when you are using wagyu or prime grade which most of us do not use because its wayyyy too expensive
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Old 02-25-2018, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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<>3. Underdressed show personalities. When I want to look at breasts I can just google them. Even yours Giada.
Hair nets but no bra?
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Old 02-25-2018, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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<>3.<>When I want to look at breasts I can just google them. Even yours Giada.
"I've watched her show for a year and still can't boil water." Found on google
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