It's "entertainment" and it gets ratings.....that is ALL FOX cares about, FOX and ****'s Kitchen aren't in the business of educating people on being a chef, they are in the business of making money, and driving ratings(you can trust me on this one :smoking:) .....I wouldn't give it another thought really.....as none of us really think it's in any shape or form "reality"
Also, it's not just like this for Chefs, it's like this across ANY industry where a television show has been made. For instance, one of my other hobbies, is custom motorcycles, and American Chopper, contrary to the shows popularity, is looked at just as you guys are looking at ****'s Kitchen by the custom motorcycle enthusiast. I have friends that are world renowned tattoo artists, that have the same gripes with the tattoo shows out there. (One, ironically, is even working for the tattoo shop in one of those shows now) But....the public who isn't a chef, bike builder, or tattoo artist, doesn't care about what is "real" and what is not....they just want to be entertained. If you look on the bright side, a lot of people are at least "introduced" to cooking, bike building, and tattooing through these shows, but after a quick investigation learn what it is REALLY about,and get even more into it....thus introducing pretty good talent to the pool. I don't think we are breeding chefs simply from watching ****'s Kitchen, or who think that is the way it is....ok, you may find an exception, but 99.9% not.
I see Gordon Ramsay as fitting into the same "entertainment" mold as The Tuetels, Jesse James.....and you can trust me on THIS one, for these guys TV and 'real life' are COMPLETELY different.....
I guess what I'm trying to say is I bet many of you watch American Chopper or Monster Garage and think that is what bike building is about, but could care less, because you're just watching for entertainment purposes......well the folks who don't want to be chefs, just watch HK for the same reason.....but for ALL those shows, the folks really interested in the trade, know what's up...so no worries.
I have this female friend who absolutely LOVES HK, but hates top chef.....said she gets turned on by an angry brit........:rolleyes:......haha.