What's wrong with all the cooking shows on TV?
- PeterL Jan 3, 2011 10:57 AM
What's wrong is they never show who washes the dishes. They use 5 different machines, 20 plates and bowls, many knives, forks, spoons, and towels. And all they do is put them underneath the counter to some unknown place where they are never seen again. The next show they use brand new ones that's never been used before. Do those pots and pans and knives and plates get washed, or do they just throw them out?
I can't begin to try any of the recipes because I am the one who wash all those dishes. Give me a show where someone actually takes those dishes and washes them.
I don't follow. They don't show a lot of the prep work (or market shopping) either, but just skip to the important part where one may need a demonstration. I also can't recall any recipe where the dish washing took longer than the active cooking.
I sort of get the feeling that this is an indirect rant against those that are not doing their part with the household duties...
I get your point, but will say the obvious: No one wants to tune in to watch someone wash dishes, not even "washing as you go." It's not realistic to expect that tv cooking will be an accurate reflection of home kitchen. Julia Child didn't wash dishes on The French Chef back in the seventies, and no one's going to start now. I guarantee you that.
I actually think many of the cooking shows' recipes use fewer dishes than we do in our house on a regular basis. Yes, we wash them all. Eventually, <wink> It's part of life that the home kitchen is never as spotless and "everything in its place" as those on tv. As Stuart Smalley used to say "and that's o-kay." So, the kitchen's a wreck a couple days a week? So, what? I have delicious food that lasts through several meals. I consider that a small triumph, no matter the state of the kitchen.