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Aug 17, 2008 12:15 PM

Big Daddy's House - today's episode

I like to use my hands as "tools" sometimes too, but for him to dip in his macaroni/mayo salad with bare hands and mush it all around was a little sickening on national tv. Blech!

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  1. I think I'm glad I was out at brunch while this episode was on. That does not sound at all appetizing.

    1. Glad to see I'm not the only one that was disgusted by that! After watching him lob spoonful after spoonful of mayo onto that macaroni, I was shocked when he dug his bare hands into the bowl and mixed it up.

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      1. re: Marge

        I saw the lineup of dishes for today's show and decided not to Tivo it. I'm glad I passed.

      2. Assuming the hands were clean, what's the big deal?

        1. Sometimes the hands are the best tool--- but you keep your hands out of the food as much as possible--- especially if folks are watching...

          You want your guests to feel good about eating your food, not wondering if...

          People would 'prefer' to see shiny utensils and tools being used properly...

          "Aaron invited us over for dinner? Let's say we're busy--- last time he was up to his elbows in the mashed potatoes and I think I swallowed a hair"...

          Use a giant spoon!

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          1. re: Mild Bill

            It wasn't just that he had his hands in there. He tasted a mouthful, found it lacking, re-spiced, and then dipped again. come on! I understand they are presenting a casual vibe but there's casual and there's sloppy. I do think that he has a lively and watchable half hour as compared to poor Amy's boring gourmet Next Door last year.

            1. re: lucyis

              Scripps obviously needs to hire better producers. If a TV "chef" doesn't know what's idiotic and what's acceptable, the producer is supposed to make things right. Of course, maybe the producer in this case goes to the bathroom and plunges his hands into the salad.

              1. re: mpalmer6c

                As I've noted on all sorts of threads regarding tv shows, one can't assume that *anything* about the show was his idea. This might have been something that TFN, the producers, etc wanted him to do for one reason or another.

                It is usually safe to assume that *nothing* on a TV show is by accident and that *everything* is pre-planned and intentional.

          2. The mixing-with-hands bit aside, I thought he made a good point about cooling the macaroni before adding the dressing, so it won't break down the mayo. I've always added the dressing to warm macaroni, but I won't do that any more.

            I've enjoyed his show so far. He seems much more at ease than I expected.

            I have to wonder why he hasn't mentioned his wife. (I know he has one, she was at FN when he won, and he wears a wedding band.) He talks about his kids, and in the last episode showed his brother and parents, but no wife. Maybe he's afraid that if she shows up, viewers will confuse them with the Neely's.