Smoking Chefs

@maryihla (104)
United States
September 4, 2009 10:11pm CST
Have you noticed how many of the chefs smoke on Hell's Kitchen and the other chef reality shows? Don't they know that nicotine numbs the palate? It's no wonder they all do so poorly in the taste challenges.
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@nolipo (407)
• United States
25 Oct 09
I kept thinking the same thing when I watched Hells Kitchen. I always laughed when they would do the taste challenges, I'd say, smoker, non-smoker. I was usually right. I wonder if it just doesn't occur to them that smoking will do that to there taste buds or it's just a bad habit they can't break
• United States
6 Sep 12
One would think they could come up with better ways to deal with the stress!
• United States
10 Sep 09
I never watched Hell's Kitchen, but do know a lot of people in the food service industry and smoking is pervasive. Smoking is quite detrimental to the senses of smell and taste so it would seem counterintuitive that people who make their living pleasing those senses would willingly handicap themselves. But, they are in incredibly stressful jobs and smoking is a way of relieving that stress while still on the job.
• United States
5 Sep 09
I notice that every time I watch Hell's kitchen. I can't get over how much they all smoke. Quite shocking. Perhaps that is why they can't tell the difference between tuna and mushrooms:)