I enjoy watching the various presentations on the Food Network; I acknowledge
that I view that channel more than the other nearly one hundred cable offerings
on our television. I scrutinize the various presentations on the food channel
and offer my estimation that all of the programs have several things in common.
It is my assessment that there is a genie residing in those demonstration
kitchens, and I want one for my very own. Here is the evidence for
consideration; when I open my refrigerator door and attempt to store leftovers,
I find it a nearly impossible task; however when the chefs open their
squeaky-clean unit, an ideal location is already prepared. No matter the size
of the container, from a minuscule egg cup to a mammoth punch bowl, there is a
location for it to reside, right in the center of the well-planned shelves.
The guest chefs never have to relocate a half-empty bottle of ketchup or throw
out last week's offering of butter beans, to make a space, it appears that the
inside of their refrigerator is consistently squeaky clean and categorically
arranged in alphabetical order. My favorite star, Alton Brown, reveals the
truth when he converses with the lady of the refrigerator, the magical one who
performs the preparations.
The invisible kitchen magician is well organized because a perfectly suited
cooking utensil is ever present in the drawer nearest the elbow of the star of
the show; no wasted time searching through the cabinets for these fine cooks.
All the presentation plates are perfectly matched with colorful designs that
flatter even the simplest dish and the platters and plates are free of any soapy
residue left by the dishwasher; although it seems like magic; I bet it is not.
If your meals seem like a hodgepodge of ingredients try watching several choice
episodes; you too can magically become a kitchen diva, and if you believe what
you hear and see on television, it can happen in less than thirty minutes.
Could I be a candidate to be the next food network star; I think that
possibility is far from reality, unless of course a gourmet genie is included in
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