The logical side me knows it's the editing but I can't stand him.
It's not editing because those words actually come / came out of their mouths in the first place! If you dont' say it, it can't be put in the show can it?
Also, one of the army blokes made the point that he was sick of hearing the negativity from them and no longer bothered to even listen to what Thomas and Carla say becuase it was annoying.
And I agree too, in every series, I'm gobsmacked at how many of them seem to make things they haven't made before or haven't attempted to make for 12 people before
To me that just seems completely stupid! When / if you were deciding to go on the show, wouldn't you TRY every recipe submitted first? Get friends over and cater for 12 and see just what it's lke makeing "duck a la king" for 12 people rather then your usual 4??Seems to me, that SO many of the couples seem to have no idea of time management
differences between catering for 12 and catering for 4....they are smart people, don't they realise that even plating up meals for 12 not 4 or 6 will take a LOT of extra time + if you have to have each plate PERFECT, you have to allow for that too + nerves because you are being filmed etc etc etc??
some of them seem quite clueless in the practicality stakes to me
Then again, I took a job at 21 yrs of age cooking on a cattle station for 9-40 people on any day...so I guess "numbers cooking" and thinking about how to cater for more then a few is second nature to me in this regard. It's NEVER just as easy as doing "double or triple" - many recipes can't just be tripled or quadrupled and come out the same, sometimes, you HAVE to make 4 lots of 4 to have it work out right, esp when you're talking things that need to have air put in them and so on, like special pastries etc.
I'm no fancy cook, but i can cook quite well when i put my mind to it and one thing I DO know how to do in a kitchen is time manage...ONE person can't cook 3 meals + morning and afternoon tea for 30 people for many days in a row....if you can't time manage well, you're stuffed
and no cattle station workers are going to wait an hour or two for meal, meals have to be ready ON TIME, ALWAYS and be good to eat and presentable.
WEll, mine were anyway and 20 yrs + later, plenty of people I knew then tell me I am still the best station cook they ever came across
This post has been edited by TammIam: 24/02/2012, 07:30 PM