Expert Errors: The Mistakes TV Chefs Make

Their kitchens may always look perfect, but television chefs are far from flawless, especially when it comes to their cooking techniques. This week the OC Weekly picked their top five mistakes made by TV chefs, from holding knives incorrectly to adding oil to pasta water, but we think they left out the most important one.

What is it?

Poor knife skills and eating baked goods straight from the oven are definitely a couple of our food TV pet peeves, but we think the biggest mistake made by TV chefs is not making mistakes. Errors happen all the time in the kitchen and teaching people how to fix them is an important and useful lesson.

We love watching old episodes of Julia Child's television show precisely because the goof-ups are not edited out. It's empowering, watching one of America's best-known chefs cooking imperfectly but quite successfully. Just like us.

Check out the list: Five Things TV Chefs Do That Are Wrong - OC Weekly

Does it bother you when TV chefs make mistakes? Or would you like to see more of them?

Related: Unexpected Results: 5 Reasons Why A Recipe Might Fail

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Anjali is a former private chef who is currently pursuing a graduate degree in nutrition, with plans to become a registered dietitian. She lives in Los Angeles. You can read more of her health-focused writing at Eat Your Greens.

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