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Old 30-01-2013, 11:39
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The only cookery programme I regularly watch when it's on is Masterchef. I would probably enjoy some of the others, but I don't know when they're on and I can't really be bothered to find out. There are plenty of other channels with plenty of non-cooking options. It's hardly a constant stream.
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Old 30-01-2013, 11:41
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Jamie Oliver now I really can not stick that guy. Him and Nigella.
It's the two arseholes who judge Masterchef that really wind me up.
The way they talk, you'd think they were discussing artwork or philosophy or something.

"Ah, well, the flavour of this meat is drowned by the sharpness of the jus, the potatoes are slightly overcooked and stodgy and the presentation of the vegetables is confusing and distracts the eye"

Oh, really?
Well, give it to a starving african then you miserable c**t.
I'm sure he won't mind a sharp jus or stodgy potatoes!

It's food. It's cooked. It's edible.
Eat it. Thank the cook and get on with the rest of your life.
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Old 30-01-2013, 11:41
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cooking is a hobby for some people, So I guess it's entertainment
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Old 30-01-2013, 11:43
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I love food programs! We don't have a lot of them in Belgium so I watch a lot of them on English TV.
But then I love everything about food. I love cooking, I go to cookery lesson (at a two star michelin restaurant) and I especially like eating good food.

The episode of Masterchef the professionals where they got the opportunity to work at the "Fat duck" was amazing. When I saw to food and the amazing presentation it actually brought a tear to my eyes I really admire people that are creative like that
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Old 30-01-2013, 11:50
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cooking is a hobby for some people, So I guess it's entertainment
Thought most people just dropped a tesco ready meal in the microwave these days as they are time poor.
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Old 30-01-2013, 11:51
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It's the two arseholes who judge Masterchef that really wind me up.
The way they talk, you'd think they were discussing artwork or philosophy or something.

"Ah, well, the flavour of this meat is drowned by the sharpness of the jus, the potatoes are slightly overcooked and stodgy and the presentation of the vegetables is confusing and distracts the eye"

Oh, really?
Well, give it to a starving african then you miserable c**t.
I'm sure he won't mind a sharp jus or stodgy potatoes!

It's food. It's cooked. It's edible.
Eat it. Thank the cook and get on with the rest of your life.
Whoa. Are you sure you're not the one taking it a bit too seriously?
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Old 30-01-2013, 11:56
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My favourite cookery show was The Restaurant (except the last series). Raymond Blanc tellng people 'you must fart to keep your restaurant open'.
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Old 30-01-2013, 11:58
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It's the two arseholes who judge Masterchef that really wind me up.
The way they talk, you'd think they were discussing artwork or philosophy or something.
Toady and Shrek were the best bit about Masterchef. Except when Gimli from LotR won it.
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Old 30-01-2013, 11:59
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It's the two arseholes who judge Masterchef that really wind me up.
The way they talk, you'd think they were discussing artwork or philosophy or something.

"Ah, well, the flavour of this meat is drowned by the sharpness of the jus, the potatoes are slightly overcooked and stodgy and the presentation of the vegetables is confusing and distracts the eye"

Oh, really?
Well, give it to a starving african then you miserable c**t.
I'm sure he won't mind a sharp jus or stodgy potatoes!

It's food. It's cooked. It's edible.
Eat it. Thank the cook and get on with the rest of your life.
Man, you're really serious about how serious they are.

Cookery can be both art and a necessity. It doesn't have to be either/or.
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Old 30-01-2013, 11:59
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Nigella is definitely entertaining
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Old 30-01-2013, 12:03
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Whoa. Are you sure you're not the one taking it a bit too seriously?
Man, you're really serious about how serious they are.
Guilty as charged I'm afraid, when it comes to that pair of tw*ts, at least.

I don't really mind CDWM cos it's entertining although the majority of "normal" cookery shows are things I'm just not interested in but those two smug, pretentious, sanctimonous gits really DO annoy the crap out of me.

...and breathe...
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Old 30-01-2013, 12:04
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Op has clearly never seen Diners, Drive Ins and Dives
Heat Seekers is also a good watch too.
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Old 30-01-2013, 12:05
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What is it with TV these days, people throwing things in hot oily pans everywhere you look, I really think some television has reached an all time low..
Just because you don't find it entertaining doesn't mean it isn't entertaining to others.
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Old 30-01-2013, 12:08
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Guilty as charged I'm afraid, when it comes to that pair of tw*ts, at least.

I don't really mind CDWM cos it's entertining although the majority of "normal" cookery shows are things I'm just not interested in but those two smug, pretentious, sanctimonous gits really DO annoy the crap out of me.

...and breathe...
I'm not going to argue with you, but I don't get that impression of them at all. Not one little bit. To each his own, though.

At least with Masterchef I can record it and watch it at my convenience. When Leeds are on, however, recording is not an option in case he accidentally sees or hears the score, so the whole damn day has to get planned around the match. Now THAT'S annoying.
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Old 30-01-2013, 12:10
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Just because you don't find it entertaining doesn't mean it isn't entertaining to others.
It's amazing how this simple concept eludes so many. Incredibly egocentric when you think about it. lol
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Old 30-01-2013, 12:12
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Guilty as charged I'm afraid, when it comes to that pair of tw*ts, at least.

I don't really mind CDWM cos it's entertining although the majority of "normal" cookery shows are things I'm just not interested in but those two smug, pretentious, sanctimonous gits really DO annoy the crap out of me.

...and breathe...
They ARE annoying. Which is why I stick with masterchef Australia, the judges on there are both professional and funny
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Old 30-01-2013, 12:12
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My favourite cookery show was The Restaurant (except the last series). Raymond Blanc tellng people 'you must fart to keep your restaurant open'.
Under a cloche one would hope
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Old 30-01-2013, 12:15
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Man V Food has to be one of the best food programs ever. Imho Adam Richman is a legend for introducing spicy food lovers to some of the hottest dishes.

I wished that the F Word returned but do like Kitchen Nightmares, also like the odd episode of Come Dine With Me.
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Old 30-01-2013, 12:19
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Man V Food has to be one of the best food programs ever. Imho Adam Richman is a legend for introducing spicy food lovers to some of the hottest dishes.
I like Man V Food, it's cool to see some of the insane things (and amounts of of things) he eats / tries to eat.
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Old 30-01-2013, 12:20
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It's amazing how this simple concept eludes so many. Incredibly egocentric when you think about it. lol
TBH. I don't think it's eluding anybody.

It's just a case of somebody taking the opportunity to voice a subjective opinion.

Take a look through DS and you'll find that the vast majority of discussion occurs on the same basis.

In fact, I find it rather disingenuous when people try to use a "fallacy of scale" to try and refute an argument.
Somebody'll post a thread about, say, a dozen muslims raping kids and somebody else will show up and say "Yeah but that's only a tiny number of people. It's not like ALL muslims are raping kids" as if that, somehow, mitigates the issue under discussion.
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Old 30-01-2013, 12:21
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TBH. I don't think it's eluding anybody.

It's just a case of somebody taking the opportunity to voice a subjective opinion.

Take a look through DS and you'll find that the vast majority of discussion occurs on the same basis.

In fact, I find it rather disingenuous when people try to use a "fallacy of scale" to try and refute an argument.
Somebody'll post a thread about, say, a dozen muslims raping kids and somebody else will show up and say "Yeah but that's only a tiny number of people. It's not like ALL muslims are raping kids" as if that, somehow, mitigates the issue under discussion.
Did you absolutely HAVE to use the "M" word?
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Old 30-01-2013, 12:21
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Watching people mess up and/or fight on Come Dine With Me as Dave Lamb has a laugh at their expense. That's what I entertainment.
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Old 30-01-2013, 12:21
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It's the two arseholes who judge Masterchef that really wind me up.
The way they talk, you'd think they were discussing artwork or philosophy or something.

"Ah, well, the flavour of this meat is drowned by the sharpness of the jus, the potatoes are slightly overcooked and stodgy and the presentation of the vegetables is confusing and distracts the eye"

Oh, really?
Well, give it to a starving african then you miserable c**t.
I'm sure he won't mind a sharp jus or stodgy potatoes!

It's food. It's cooked. It's edible.
Eat it. Thank the cook and get on with the rest of your life.
It's those that taste and review wine that make me chuckle.

Bouquets of hollyhock and all that jazz.
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Old 30-01-2013, 12:22
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I like Man V Food, it's cool to see some of the insane things (and amounts of of things) he eats / tries to eat.


Not keen on it funny though in a country that is as obese as the USA a guy basically overeating gets a programme made and labelled entertainment very strange.
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Old 30-01-2013, 12:23
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Not keen on it funny though in a country that is as obese as the USA a guy basically overeating gets a programme made and labelled entertainment very strange.
It's not all that surprising really.
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