Sunday, December 18, 2005

Small screen tasters

This morning I was watching one of those television ad programs for a product called "nicer-dicer". Now don't laugh! I do not have cable TV in my house and somehow I thought some Indian program was supposed to be on TV at that time - but apparently not. And I was too lazy to turn the TV off. Anyways, all that is besides the point.

So in that program, as is usual in paid advertising programs, there was the "dumb" person (a guy) who used ordinary knives to chop stuff and there was the "smart" nicer-dicer person (a lady) who used the nicer-dicer to help her in chopping. And the lady was educating the man on how to make cooking simpler. One of the sequences was "how to make salsa". So they chopped tomatoes, onions, cilantro and blah blah and hey presto, taaza-taaza, swadisht salsa was ready!

Then the guy that took out some tortilla chips, dipped it into the salsa, took a bite and went "Mmmmmm..." Now my question is, how is it that on every cooking show on television, whenever anyone tastes *any* dish, they always go "Mmmmmm". How is it that every dish made on TV always (supposedly) tastes wonderful, when in fact, some of the end results I have seen on some cooking shows looked downright repulsive. I am sure, on television, even if the taster is given hay topped with water, they would still appreciate it.

I would love to see at least one show where the taster spits out a bad-tasting dish with a nice "thoo". I would then know that they are finally being honest!

7 comments:

prasanna said...

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>I would love to see at least one show where the taster spits out a bad-tasting dish with a nice "thoo".
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Oh! you should diligently start watching "Reality shows".

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>there was the "dumb" person (a guy) who used ordinary knives to chop stuff and there was the "smart" nicer-dicer person (a lady)
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Now, who actually made the Salsa..and who tasted it? :))

See..men are more polite in masquerading [as in this case tasting the Salsa -- pun intended] :)

Ginkgo said...

lolz, the closest you will get is like that Maggie(or was it Kissan...forget which one) Tomato
Ketchup ad in India..

mmm...It's 'different'..:-)


translated for public as..'sagikale..inime ivale evanavathu kitchen udunga..appram paapom..nadakaradhe vera...soliputen.

Archana said...

Prasanna: Reality shows - dont get me started on them! Hmm, I thought its generally the women who do the polite acting :-)!

Gingko, lol :-)!! "Interesting", "different" etc. are not good words when used in connection with food ...when I hear such descriptions I steer clear of the described food-item immediately!

Saranya Kishore said...

Arch,
>> "Interesting", "different" etc. are not good words when used in connection with food ...when I hear such descriptions I steer clear of the described food-item immediately

Haha Thats why in food shows they _always_ say it tastes yummy!! :)
Wats the point in making stuff that does _not_ taste good.. on TV that too?!!

Rahul Obla said...

I guess you should start watching 'Iron Chef' in food channel. It's usually a contest between two chefs and they have a timed 3 dish cooking session after which a panel of judges taste em .... boy!.... they sure do show their displeasure when the food doesn't taste good!....I watch the show just to see their reaction ;o)

Archana said...

Saranya, if they say from time to time that a dish does not taste good, I would at least *think* that maybe the other dishes do really taste good!

Rahul, ah, I should watch the Iron Chef then!

Raj said...

I agree with you. But in certain episodes I noticed that they used to telecast the mistakes at the end of program where the letters are scrolling up..