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!