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Postby ShadowsDad » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:12 am

OK, not advertisements, but cooking segments on the tube. Specifically the annoying shows that my wife watches on NBC in the morning. Normally the eating habits of the hosts is atrocious but today it just went over the top. I happened to be walking by and the guest was making what looked to be a Po'Boy. So I stopped to watch. Jenna was mixing the cole slaw, and Hoda mentioned that they were running out of time so they'd need to eat. Normally the hosts in general, in the interest of not "making a mess", eat over the dishes of food. That really bugs me no end. Today Jenna takes her sandwich and as per usual leans over the entire bowl of coleslaw and takes a bite. The innards of the sandwich is oozing out and landing in the slaw. Then after one bite she puts her sandwich right in the bowl of slaw.

Sorry, but I think these folks are pigs. I see that stuff all the time. There's no chance of it, but I would never go to their homes and partake of anything. I wonder if they even wash their hands after visiting the hopper. From seeing their complete lack of understanding and lack thinking of others I doubt that they do.

Another chef from NOLA keeps a spoon in his pocket and so as to put on a show of not putting the tasting spoon in the dish, he uses the mixing spoon to put a taste on the previously mouthed spoon from the pocket. But I've seen excess drip back into the dish from off of his tasting spoon. Sorry, that's just nasty. I think he owns a restaurant too. It's yet another place I would never eat food from.

Maybe I'm overly picky, but if I wouldn't want to swap spit with these folks orally, and I don't want to, why would I want it in my food? I know I'm a bit of a germophobe but would anyone here want to eat after these people do these things? It's like double dipping. Just disgusting.
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Re: As seen on TV

Postby pausted » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:35 am

Brian. I agree with you.
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Re: As seen on TV

Postby brothers » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:36 am

Yuck!
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Re: As seen on TV

Postby fallingwickets » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:05 am

Im addicted to cooking shows....can't remember if it was a top chef/master chef/ chopped episode, but one of the contestants was dismissed for dipping a tasting spoon. =D>

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Re: As seen on TV

Postby Gene » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:44 am

fallingwickets wrote:Im addicted to cooking shows....can't remember if it was a top chef/master chef/ chopped episode, but one of the contestants was dismissed for dipping a tasting spoon.


Well, I am a bit of a sucker for cooking shows, too.

I remember back in the day watching David Wade (1960's in Dallas), Graham Kerr and lot's of others.

Today my brother in law and I are big fans of Giada, but I am not sure if it's her food or the fact that it's fun to watch her whisking things!
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Re: As seen on TV

Postby CMur12 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:24 pm

I don't think I have seen anything like that on the Food Network.

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Re: As seen on TV

Postby Ouchmychin » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:55 am

I watch them on PBS and one chef (Simply Ming) dips the handle side of his spoon into whatever he wants to taste. Just once, and he uses the business end to stir the food.
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Re: As seen on TV

Postby ShadowsDad » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:47 am

I've noticed that also Ouch'. Then he'll further cook with that hand and fingers without washing from what I remember. It's like washing ones hands after using a public toilet then grabbing the door handle, bare handed, to get out.

That reminds me of a similar type of disgusting act done by a chef... I can't tell you how many times I've seen a TV chef use a tasting spoon then put it on the cutting board to contaminate future food put on the same board.

This stuff is so commonly seen it's incredible. I have to give Chef Ramsey credit. He uses a tasting spoon and discards it. He seems to know about contamination and cross contamination and knows that it's not just about implements used for chicken. (He appears to have a working brain.)
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Re: As seen on TV

Postby Ouchmychin » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:21 am

Our local newspaper reports the monthly state inspections of local restaurants. The state gives red and blue flags to those that have problems. One of the most common is lack of proper hand washing facilities to be used by staff. The next most is for employees untrained in food handling sanitation requirements. After proper training staff members receive a card from the state and must show it to inspectors.
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