I watch a lot of cooking shows. On Food Network, as well as “Top Chef” on Bravo and “Hell’s Kitchen” on Fox. And I’ve seen something on a lot of those shows that leaves me scratching my head.
Many of these professional chefs and cooks … smoke.
Now, I’m a reformed smoker. I’ve lived around a lot of smokers. I know how smoking just kills the palate. I can’t imagine making a living making tasty food and having the taste of tobacco in your mouth.
And yet on the reality shows where they have the “behind the scenes” shots … they’re sitting around smoking.
I don’t get it. I can only imagine how much better their food might taste if they didn’t destroy their sense of taste with cigarette smoke.
Oh well … no accounting for taste, I guess.