Thursday, January 24, 2008

Amelia Bedilia learns to Cook

Cooking: Terms and What They Mean




A pallet of thanks to Jennie Cesario for sending this one my way. Although I have to say that if I were a woman, I'd be about as pissed off as I'd be amused. The condescending tone of the male narrator combined with the pliant behavior of the actress makes even my male stomach churn. Hmmm... I'm pissed and amused by this and my stomach is churning. Does that make me a girl? Yikes!

6 comments:

Jennie/Tikka said...

I probably should be pissed...but the notion of anyone explaing "stirring" to anyone over the age of 2 is sooo ridiculous I can't help but roll on the floor laughing!

The poor girl probably spent her pre-marital days in the WAC's or building bombers at Lockheed....but was clearly lobotomized at the time of her marriage.

P.S. Dammit...you DID notice I can't spell palette!! Betcha I could spell it right BEFORE I got married! LOL!

Scotty said...

Condescending, yes, and so typical of the Home Ec theory of life that still existed when I was in grade school in the 60's (I maintain that Julia changed that). But it's also representative of the "Filmstrip Guy" who was also around at the time. This is a link to the best mockery of that ever: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYeL3fowrHg

On the other hand, I thought that the description of "sear" was far more accurate than many famous Chefs. I expected the "seal in the juices" canard.

Crazy Raven Productions said...

Much like my favorite sewing book (A Singer sewing book from the late 60's), great info presented in a manner that makes me want to slap the bejeezus outta the person who created it. :)

Maryann said...

I'd be offended if I were not so distracted by how quick Tim was.
This was hilarious. Thanks ;)

Tags said...

You have to remember this was 1949. Rosie the Riveter had about as much familiarity with cooking terms (I guess they didn't need to stir the molten metal for the rivets) as Compuserv and AOL newbies of the 90s had with computer terms.

This is just a reminder of what attitudes activists were up against back in the days when activism was sorely needed.

And I find "palette" to be a demeaning term. I very much prefer the gender-neutral "pal."

Linda said...

I love the title of this post! Perfect! And no, I wasn't offended. I guess I'm getting too old to be offended by ignorant attitudes....