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Inconvenient Questions?

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oldunc | | Aug 9, 2011 09:20 AM

Due to some truly annoying circumstances, I found myself lately watching some food programs during the day, not something I usually do. Without getting into actual culinary philosophy (like what's with all the oil?) there are a lot of tendencies that I find just odd. Like
What's with the tongs? Useful, sure, but some of these guys seem to have nothing else- they use them for everything from turning meat to stirring mirepoix. I've never seen a rubber scraper.
Do they have no potholders?
Does anyone really keep an open bowl of salt around, and dip food-covered fingers into it regularly?
Are nonstick pans forbidden? They seem to cook everything in Gigundo enameled Dutch ovens.
I know they have real mixers- why use handhelds for everything- including egg whites?
And so forth- as a note, restaurant chefs tend to always be in a hurry, but that's a matter of commerce, not cuisine- rushing is not a good way to cook, or to do anything else.

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