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Worst cooking show ever

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well he seems to haver had plenty of practice at something

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"Punch it like it owes you money." LOL

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Although not always a set, weekly cooking series, cooking on live, local television can be a horrific experience for the cook and a devilish pleasure to the viewer.  I like to think that my many hours of preparation resulted in quality cooking segments when I cooked on live TV.  As least I think it did.  Unfortunately, this poor sap fell into the trap that snares so many folks when cooking on live, local television.  This clip has to be in the category, "Worst Cooking Show Ever."

 

 

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I dunno.  I think I would trade any cooking skill I have for his ability to recover from a disaster on live TV.


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9 hours ago, Anna N said:

I dunno.  I think I would trade any cooking skill I have for his ability to recover from a disaster on live TV.

 

You know I agree with you.  At least he did his best, and it was live.  Much more worthy than the horrific crap that is being spewed out by Food Network Star.

 

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Shit happens to the best.

It could have been much worse.

Given the chance to be on live TV — why in the world would one make something so uninteresting (and failure prone) in the first place!?

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The best thing about a vegetable garden is all the meat you can hunt and trap out of it! 

 

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10 hours ago, Anna N said:

I dunno.  I think I would trade any cooking skill I have for his ability to recover from a disaster on live TV.

 

 

Yes, he was a very cheerful good sport about it, which made you pull for him and enjoy the video. :) Something I need to remember next time I am under pressure.

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On June 10, 2016 at 8:28 PM, Smithy said:

Oh, dear. That was bread?

Very ... Rustic :o

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15 hours ago, Anna N said:

I dunno.  I think I would trade any cooking skill I have for his ability to recover from a disaster on live TV.

 

 

That's one thing that doesn't scare me. As a kid, I was in 4H and one activity you can choose to do there is cooking demonstrations. These are live with a panel of judges just a few feet in front of your table. You learn pretty quickly how to keep talking and keep everything going smoothly within the allotted time.

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OMG the Jazzy Vegetarian just sung a song about KALE

 

"Pick the leaves from the stems

Fresh and green

we love Kale!"

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Wawa Sizzli FTW!

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Worst show is any featuring Paula Dean or her sons!!!

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1 minute ago, lindag said:

Worst show is any featuring Paula Dean or her sons!!!

 

Paula and her sons an hubby were on Celeb Family Feud. Hokey, Stereotypical behavior displayed tried to act sexual towards Steve Harvey! OMG its was awkward.


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I saw her on one show where she tried to mount the cameraman!  She thinks she's funny, I don't think she has any common sense anymore.  No one want to see behavior like that.

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Is there any reason Ian Knauer or P.Allen Smith have their own cooking shows?

These two shows are so yawn worthy. Not the "worst" but super boring.


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6 hours ago, GlorifiedRice said:

Is there any reason Ian Knauer or P.Allen Smith have their own cooking shows?

These two shows are so yawn worthy. Not the "worst" but super boring.

You'll drive yourself crazy asking those kind of questions. xD

Food Network...why have cooking shows by Patricia Heaton and Valerie Bertinelli? Really?

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6 hours ago, GlorifiedRice said:

Is there any reason Ian Knauer or P.Allen Smith have their own cooking shows?

 

Money

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The best thing about a vegetable garden is all the meat you can hunt and trap out of it! 

 

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I think that in having the Knauers and Smiths shows they are trying to cash in on the British Bake Off shows super calm vibs.  Everyone gets along. Even the worst screw up hardly upsets them for more than a minute.  That same vib translates to viewer  boredom  high on the ho hum scale on this side of the pond.  They seem to lack the ability to find a happy medium between the hyper types and the ones verging on comas.

They seem to be doomed to either having utterly stupid competitions or using  eye candy in aprons.

 

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I am quite amused by the new show with Martha Stewart and Snoop Dog. Anyone else watching?

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I like Snoop Dog.  I think.

 

But no Martha for me thank you.

 

 


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On 11/06/2016 at 0:07 PM, Anna N said:

I dunno.  I think I would trade any cooking skill I have for his ability to recover from a disaster on live TV.

 

I don't think it was televised, but Jacques Pepin had a great story about demo-ing souffles in front of a live audience at a trade show or some such venue (it's in his memoirs, IIRC). Somehow the oven's self-clean cycle was triggered, and of course once that happens the oven is locked. All he could do was point to the oven's window a few minutes in, and say "That! That is what it's supposed to look like when it's done!" ...and then vamp for a while as it burnt to a cinder. 

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Kevin Belton the Louisiana chef is I'm sure a sweet guy, but dang if I don't think I'm watching 'Sesame Street Cooks' with his delivery style... I can't hang in there for more than a minute or two...

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I'll just throw a blanket over the entire trend of kid cooking competition shows they're constantly parading out as my pick. I realize they're supposed to be endearing and cute... but they pretty much completely fail to achieve that. Nobody really buys into the idea that the grownups are doing all of those competition dishes on the fly at a moments notice with surprise ingredients or themes. I don't see how they can possibly buy into the idea that a bunch of very young kids are doing that.

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It's kinda like wrestling a gorilla... you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired.

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6 hours ago, Tri2Cook said:

I'll just throw a blanket over the entire trend of kid cooking competition shows they're constantly parading out as my pick. I realize they're supposed to be endearing and cute... but they pretty much completely fail to achieve that. Nobody really buys into the idea that the grownups are doing all of those competition dishes on the fly at a moments notice with surprise ingredients or themes. I don't see how they can possibly buy into the idea that a bunch of very young kids are doing that.

Makes me wonder what kind of mental/self-worth issues these kids may have when they get older after being "chopped" on a televised cooking show? Can't be enriching or good!

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Brian: Peter, those are Cheerios.”

– From Fox TV’s “Family Guy”

 

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1 hour ago, Toliver said:

Makes me wonder what kind of mental/self-worth issues these kids may have when they get older after being "chopped" on a televised cooking show? Can't be enriching or good!

Gotta say - the couple I've caught - the kids handle losing a whole lot better than the adults!

 

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