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Cooking 80/20 with Robin Shea

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A new contender for the worst cooking show on PBS Create debuted today. I had high hopes, which were rapidly and irretrievably crushed in the first couple of minutes, when the recipe for Spinach burgers flashed on the screen, including "Penco crumbs". The dessert recipe called for "coca powder". Yes, folks, spelling DOES count. In TV programming, it's a darn good indicator of overall reliability and competence. The pieces of the puzzle clicked together when the credits rolled and I noticed that Joseph Ciminera ("Taste This" - he always sounded like he was exclaiming "tasteless"...agreed) is the co-producer.

This cookie then goes on to explain her approach of "clean and healthy" eating 80% of the time, and 20% Southern cooking indulgence. When she talks about "meatless" recipes, she excludes egg yolk and milk but allows whites, and cheese. When prepping onions and bell pepper, her choice of knife, her grip, and her motion are all poor. Apparently she had a previous show, not on PBS, called "Southern-fried Fitness".

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