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Gastronomos | Mar 11, 201404:26 PM

They continue to produce these cooking contests on Food TV and other channels.

My questions are not with the chefs that show up for a chance to win or just to be on TV. It's with the judges.

If you were a judge, wouldn't you want a tall set of salt and pepper shakers at you hand? Wouldn't you want the server to bring over that really tall pepper grinder and ask you if you would like some 'freshly ground pepper' on your plate? Just like in your favorite restaurant? Just as you get at that chefy restaurant you ate at last weekend?

I mean, if they are judging the food, wouldn't they like to add salt and pepper???

I know that every post and associated thread on these boards goes on about eating in a restaurant and judging the food. And everyone chimes in on the salt or how personal it is. Aren't these judges people too? Don't they want to add a shake of salt and/or pepper to their food to their liking???

Why don't we see a salt and pepper shaker at each judges disposal?

The judges do tell some chefs that their food Needs salt, so why not do as we do and add some from the shaker on the table?

If we judge here and they judge there, why shouldn't the cards be dealt evenly???

We have salt and pepper at our disposal in these same places these chefs cook in under their own will, why shouldn't the judges on these shows???

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