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Any Cooking Show?

noboundaries

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The only ones I watch are on YouTube!!

Can't beat YouTube when you want to see a few examples of how to do something Specific.

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Yep, YouTube only for me, but even there you have to be careful. There are some guys and gals who imply "I'm an expert" until they open their mouths. One guy claimed that 250F was different in one type of smoker than another. He wasn't referring to probe placement, thermometer type, or airflow, he meant the ACTUAL temperature. I guess he lives in a different world of physics than the rest of us.

I used to watch the BBQ competitions until I started seeing things that helped me realize how scripted the outcomes were for entertainment purposes. As I watched the shows, my wife in the other room would hear me scream "Oh, that's BS" at the TV when a pro-Q'er or chef made some mistake a novice wouldn't make.

The final straw in my competition-show watching was when I learned that 3-6 hours of shooting often takes up to 16 hours a day. Some competition and reality show contestants have to be interviewed by psychologists as they progress through the selection process. It is entertainment, after all, and the producers want maximum engagement of the audience.

We now only watch one baking competition show and make a game out of picking out the scripted "mistakes," continuity errors, and winners for the day. We know it's generally fake, but what the heck. Ah, the life of a retiree.
 

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There are a few on that walk through basic recipes and process like The Pioneer Woman. Giada and others have them too. I’m probably in the minority but I enjoy some of the competitions as well as Guys Diner Drive ins and Dives. Most the shows I just use for ideas but you can glean a lot of technique and process from them too. Heck I have a notepad nearby that I jot down the ideas on. Relative to serious lessons in techniques and cooking styles I have considered signing up for Masterclasses. I could use it for both sales training for my real job and for cooking.
 
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chopsaw

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I just use for ideas but you can glean a lot of technique and process
Same here . Get a lot of good ideas from Triple D .

considered signing up for Masterclasses.
The Carpenters sent me to sensitivity training . Not sure they got what they paid for .
Jeff , I see what you're saying , but you're pretty good as is .
 

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Yep, YouTube only for me, but even there you have to be careful. There are some guys and gals who imply "I'm an expert" until they open their mouths. One guy claimed that 250F was different in one type of smoker than another. He wasn't referring to probe placement, thermometer type, or airflow, he meant the ACTUAL temperature. I guess he lives in a different world of physics than the rest of us.

I used to watch the BBQ competitions until I started seeing things that helped me realize how scripted the outcomes were for entertainment purposes. As I watched the shows, my wife in the other room would hear me scream "Oh, that's BS" at the TV when a pro-Q'er or chef made some mistake a novice wouldn't make.

The final straw in my competition-show watching was when I learned that 3-6 hours of shooting often takes up to 16 hours a day. Some competition and reality show contestants have to be interviewed by psychologists as they progress through the selection process. It is entertainment, after all, and the producers want maximum engagement of the audience.

We now only watch one baking competition show and make a game out of picking out the scripted "mistakes," continuity errors, and winners for the day. We know it's generally fake, but what the heck. Ah, the life of a retiree.

The way I do it:
When I want to try something new---New Cooker---A cut of meat for the first time.
I'll Do a search on YouTube, then I'll watch the closest 4, 5, 6 or so videos, taking notes on Temps, Times, and all other things important. Then I'll throw the 2 that are most different away, and average out the other 3. That's where I'll start on my first try. Make changes after that---Many times changes aren't needed.

Also after you use YouTube awhile, you get to know who on there does things the way it works best for you, such as The "Sous Vide Everything" guys.

Bear
 

gmc2003

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I used to watch triple D, until he started bringing his son on the show.

Chris
 

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There are a few on that walk through basic recipes and process like The Pioneer Woman. Giada and others have them too. I’m probably in the minority but I enjoy some of the competitions as well as Guys Diner Drive ins and Dives. Most the shows I just use for ideas but you can glean a lot of technique and process from them too. Heck I have a notepad nearby that I jot down the ideas on. Relative to serious lessons in techniques and cooking styles I have considered signing up for Masterclasses. I could use it for both sales training for my real job and for cooking.
And I enjoy seeing ideas they come up with on Carnival Eats. Maybe because I've had deep fried butter at the fair ? And yes...
It was amazing lol
 

jcam222

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And I enjoy seeing ideas they come up with on Carnival Eats. Maybe because I've had deep fried butter at the fair ? And yes...
It was amazing lol
Yep lol, I get some good ideas there!
 
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