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Worst Cooks In America

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Lee 2.0, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Lee 2.0

    Lee 2.0 Hoopy frood

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    No thread for this season yet?

    Bobby Flay is hilarious in this.
     
  2. bryhamm

    bryhamm randomize

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    Alina (sp?) is the front runner for Bobby's team. Not sure on Ann's team yet.
     
  3. jamesl

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    I like the show, but I just don't buy it

    how can anybody be that stupid ?

    if you know you're going on the show wouldn't you watch a few episodes Alton Brown or Giada De Laurentiis or even Chopped ?

    wouldn't you look through a cook book and learn about food ?

    in the preview for next week they show
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j0cUaZCRos
    one of the cooks making gelato with saffron and basil and ginger !

    it's one thing for your technique to not be perfect, it's another thing to not be able to tell onion from fennel

    just visit a supermarket a week before you're supposed to go on the show and look around
    familiarize yourself with food

    I guess that is why it's called "worst cooks"
     
  4. sharkster

    sharkster Well-Known Member

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    So - is this the season thread with spoilers?

    Just in case -

    I really wanted that Big Mike guy to stay and that woman who keeps slobbering all over Flay gone. But I knew, from the dishes they made, he would get the ax anyway. There are some interesting contestants and some really boring ones. Seems like Bobby F likes that whackadoodle attention but I hope that lady doesn't stay long. She doesn't seem destined to but I guess they love the drama for the show.
     
  5. sushikitten

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    I enjoy this show because it makes me feel better about my skills, lol. I agree though that it's hard to believe people can be that stupid...but I come from a family of cooks.

    That said, if they really ARE that bad, then the dishes they complete are actually quite impressive as I think I'd even have some issues...I've never broken down a chicken, filleted a fish, pan-fried a steak, or made polenta.
     
  6. Lee 2.0

    Lee 2.0 Hoopy frood

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    Sadly, I do not find it difficult to believe these people. My mother and grandmother had a horror of cooking and passed on to me. Growing up and while I was living on my own I never ate a single thing that wasn't pre-prepared unless it was fruit or something. Fortunately my husband was a restaurant guy when I met him, and my dad's family owned a restaurant, so as an adult I've learned to cook. I still feel like those people in the show every time I enter a kitchen though.
     
  7. sushikitten

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    I know it's a TV show and they want drama but I'd like to actually see them teach some basic stuff first like knife skills, food/equipment ID, and kitchen prep. Worst case it could even be the pre-episode selection--narrowing 50 down to 20 or whatever. Sort of like (IIRC) Master Chef did with peeling and chopping onions.
     

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