Come Dine With Me irritations

(15 Posts)
smallandimperfectlyformed Tue 28-Jan-14 20:59:28

I watch far too much of this show and these are the things that annoy me:
1) People who go on the show who appear to know nothing about food - today one of them had never heard of souffle
2) Extremely fussy people
3) Local food enthusiasts - nothing wrong with that normally but sometimes you get a week of Welsh lamb etc.. a little bit boring!
4) Sometimes people doing their native foods, especially if it's Caribbean - lots of people have had jerk chicken, rice and peas - do something a little bit different, there's loads of nice foods to be had from that region.
Everyone agree with me? Any other things that annoy you about the show?

CrockedPot Tue 28-Jan-14 21:13:50

People who say it is the first time they have cooked this or that particular dish...as if you would risk it!

Pennies Tue 28-Jan-14 21:16:47

The utter rudeness of people. My DDs love it and I worry that they will think it is OK to go to someone's house and moan about the meal they cook.

nicename Tue 28-Jan-14 21:25:58

I love those cooking 'from the heart' which is usually the equivalent of egg and chips from some far flung part of the world. We giggle when certain countries we know well turn up and the contestant cooks something that people ooh and aahh over at its complicated nature and weird 'n wonderful ingredients... and it really is the equivalent of egg and chips.

People who bitch about awful bland british cooking and demand hot condiments.

Tactical scorers. Especially when they pretend to be all lovely then show their true colours.

People with a very long list of dislikes and refuse to try anything/pretend to gag.

Cringy entertainment.

People who give bad scores saying 'the food was very nice...but not to my taste, so tonight I'm scoring them 2'.

smallandimperfectlyformed Wed 29-Jan-14 08:06:02

Ooh Pennies I forgot to add people who are just bitches - especially those who go on about the cleanliness of other people's houses!

BobaFetaCheese Wed 29-Jan-14 08:15:19

The show has been going for, what, 10 years?

And people still come on and say 'ooh, I know I'll have to cook it all on the night and be away from the table, but I'll let my food do the talking', and every damn time their guests complain about the host being away and score low for that.

Wine bores/experts, just accept the majority of guests can't tell the difference between 30 year vintage and £3 Tesco. They always get annoyed when their choices aren't appriciated.

Vegetarians who try to use it as an oppurtunity to convert meat eaters.

nicename Wed 29-Jan-14 14:35:22

Or meat eaters who try to convert veggies, or anyone else to their 'unusual' diet - remember the road-kill lady? I think she also stuffed animals too! I don't like people who try to goad people into a fight.

DadOnIce Wed 29-Jan-14 14:40:47

They mark each other out of 10, don't they? Always seemed a bit of a flaw to me. Can you imagine that happening on Strictly or the X-factor?!

Those who sit there and oh so politely and smugly announce "I'm afraid I don't eat meat on the bone, so I won't be trying this." Then to dig the knife in add, "it looks Sooooo Good though. Well done you!"
Honestly, there are some bloody rude people on come done, I don't know why I watch it every day

nicename Wed 29-Jan-14 14:51:33

And why do they always say 'well done' as they read out the results. 'In 4th place...well done!' Or looks of shock and surprise, especially when they marked them 1 or 2 out of ten.

Strawdolly Wed 29-Jan-14 17:42:43

The commentary. It was funny to begin with but it's so samey it's just annoying now. Perhaps less would be more.

nicename Wed 29-Jan-14 17:52:09

The contestants are too contrivedly picked now too. It's the interviews that get me:

Contestant 1: Oh I just love my cats. They are my babies and eat at the table and sleep in my bed.

Cuts to...

Contestant 2: I hate cats. Anyone who treats cats like their babies should be shot.

Contestant 1: Oh I do love meat. I eat meat at every meal. Anyone who doesn't like meat, I just say to them 'you are so fu****g wrong, you lunatic'. I'll fight with them, I will...

Cuts to...

Contestant 2: I'm a vegan...

DrNick Wed 29-Jan-14 17:52:27

square plates

Davros Wed 29-Jan-14 17:53:50

I hate the ones who can't bear any blood near their steak - philistines!

nicename Wed 29-Jan-14 17:54:54

Themes. Who the hell has themed parties (over the age of six that is)?

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