Tan horseman of the Asian/Tex-Mex fusion culinary apocalypse Guy Fieri was on a show called The Talk yesterday, and he broke his legendary silence about the hot topic that is using gloves in the kitchen. And he's not a fan. Said Fieri:
I understand what they're trying to do. They're trying to make safe food. People are worried about food borne illness, they're worried about this cross-contamination that happens. I really can't say I'm down with it. I mean, I believe in the concept and I believe in the direction. But I don't believe we understand what the glove is gonna do. I think people think they put on the gloves and it's like, 'I have magic gloves on, and no contamination will happen.' And then they're picking stuff up and doing stuff, you can't go wash your gloves. So what are people more likely to do? Wash their hands when they contaminate a hand, or change the glove? They're not gonna change a glove.
The real secret is that Fieri can't fit the plastic gloves over all his rings. Anyway, Fieri is working on a Times Square restaurant in NYC called Guy's American Kitchen and Bar, presumably they won't be using gloves there. Caveat emptor?
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