"QUEIT" in the kitchen? How social are you when you cook?

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2018/03/24 12:26:56 (permalink)

"QUEIT" in the kitchen? How social are you when you cook?

I've a friend, who while cooking, she wants everyone out of the kitchen ... no conversation, no idle chat "leave me  alone" ....
 
My style has always been far more casual ... I find collaboration, social interaction and even help with the cooking to make mealtime a more enjoyable, enriching, experience.
 
I'm curious if I'm in the minority.  What's your approach ???
 
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post edited by wheregreggeats.com - 2018/03/24 12:28:54
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    leethebard
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    Re: "QUEIT" in the kitchen? How social are you when you cook? 2018/03/24 12:34:39 (permalink)
    Telling Italians to be quiet for any length of time is futile,so that would never have worked growing up in my home. I'm curious from the professional chefs here,how "quiet" a restaurant kitchen is. My guess is you cook with constant noise and distractions around you. I guess your friend cannot multi-task!
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    Re: "QUEIT" in the kitchen? How social are you when you cook? 2018/03/24 12:39:50 (permalink)
    EVERYBODY OUT!!!!  
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    Re: "QUEIT" in the kitchen? How social are you when you cook? 2018/03/24 12:46:23 (permalink)
    LEAVE ME ALONE!
     
    My daughter-in-law  thinks it is great fun to be social and have people helping and chatting away.  It drives ME crazy!
     
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    Re: "QUEIT" in the kitchen? How social are you when you cook? 2018/03/24 12:46:34 (permalink)
    lleechef
    EVERYBODY OUT!!!!  


    And sometimes she's nice about it. But usually it is a shouted "De Gage!!!!!"
     
    I think that's French for have a nice day.
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    Re: "QUEIT" in the kitchen? How social are you when you cook? 2018/03/24 19:33:47 (permalink)
    I'm fine with people talking to me, but for the love of all that's holy stay out of my way! In my house, that means you're welcome to stand or sit in the dining room and chat, but NOT in my kitchen! Being social is fabulous; getting in my way is not. And unless I've asked you specifically to help with something, keep your hands off and yourself out. I have a plan, and if you just jump in you're being helpful like a two-year-old.
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    Re: "QUEIT" in the kitchen? How social are you when you cook? 2018/03/24 19:51:57 (permalink)
    Alone when I cook so if in range you could hear me swear when something jumps out of my pan or falls on the floor.
     
    I don't want any "help" in the kitchen!  Seems to always include "instruction".
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    Re: "QUEIT" in the kitchen? How social are you when you cook? 2018/03/24 20:23:56 (permalink)
    leethebard
    Telling Italians to be quiet for any length of time is futile,

    Maybe that's why so many of them wound up getting shot in the back of the head.  Granted, it's permanent but it is a solution.
     
    leethebard
    I'm curious from the professional chefs here,how "quiet" a restaurant kitchen is.

    My observation from many years ago is that it's not, but the amount of conversation varies with the people involved.  People who often worked on the same line were more likely to sprinkle casual conversation into the mix, while lines where not everyone knew each other well seemed to stick more to work-related talk.
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