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Do You Have a TV in Your Kitchen?

When I complained to my mother the other day about what an impatient cook I am, she told me that my aunt passes cooking time by watching TV in the kitchen. I'm not a big television watcher, but the conversation left me wondering how many of you have a TV in your kitchen. Do you watch television while cooking or eating in the kitchen?


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dootsie dootsie 8 years
I watch Food Network while I cook. ^_^ Generally, I watch TV while I eat, too.
verily verily 8 years
The No options are a little narrow. I don't want one in the kitchen, but I don't see a problem with other people having them in their kitchen.
looseseal looseseal 8 years
There are two TVs in my kitchen. One has egg on it from a little powered-whisk accident. Couldn't get it all off. The other is its replacement. But the egg one still works after some tinkering, so... Now I can put one eye on the Olympics and the other on a cooking show or something.
Neuroticone Neuroticone 8 years
Definitely looks a girl with a mustache. Very odd.
opisnowpro opisnowpro 8 years
the guy in the picture is like a brunete Sam Ronson ha....
soapbox soapbox 8 years
I find this picture kind of funny, in a creepy "I'm watching you" sort of way. But anyway, I don't like the idea of having a TV in the kitchen, because knowing me, I would sit all day and eat everything.
roxyb roxyb 8 years
Wow, sorry that comment did not quite make sense! But I do drag my laptop into the kitchen and put in a good movie (most recently - Under the Tuscan Sun - I love that movie!).
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 8 years
We have a TV in the living room, so I hear it while I cook. During the summer, my husband likes to watch the news while he eats supper because it's the only time he can. He works very long days, so when he comes home, he likes to eat dinner and catch up on the events of the day. I generally leave the TV off the rest of the day.
roxyb roxyb 8 years
I drag put laptop the center of the island and put in a movie.
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
No, but i would like one.
sepiaraven sepiaraven 8 years
No, I don't need to be tied to the TV all the time! Makes me feel like a zombie. I didn't have a tv at all in my first year of uni.
anna_muffin anna_muffin 8 years
I don't own a tv, but I usually watch something on my computer when I cook and eat.
Pallas-Athena Pallas-Athena 8 years
I think that it is too distracting. I just eat and watch television or something on my computer. In the kitchen I'm distracted enough.
cottonpoots cottonpoots 8 years
Nah, one in the bedroom is enough for me. I wouldn't want one in the kitchen either... I was reading an article the other day and it stated that if you're watching TV while eating, you eat an extra 200/300 calories. Understandable but not very good for my already big tummy!
uptown_girl uptown_girl 8 years
I turn the living room tv onto Friends when I get home from work & begin cooking. I just listen to it, and stick my head around the corner every once in a while and take a peek if I'm waiting on something to cook. I don't have a desire for one in the kitchen. Perhaps, if I get a house one day, I MIGHT want one for watching the foodnetwork or something.
turdy turdy 8 years
i don't have one, but it wouldn't bother me if there was one. my kitchen is right next to my husband's office so we usually chat while i cook. fun in a different way, i guess.
mayara mayara 8 years
I didn't pick any of the answers, as mine would have been "other". We have only one TV, which isn't in the kitchen. While we don't usually use it while cooking (though might while letting something sit or bake for a while, with the timer handy), there are occasions where we eat in front of the TV for an at-home date night. I don't want a TV in my kitchen, but I don't have any problems with others doing so. I would, however, like a comfy armchair to drape over while reading a book or keeping my hubby company while he cooks.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 8 years
i don't have one *in* the kitchen, but i can see the one in the living room from the kitchen.
DailyCrush DailyCrush 8 years
I think a TV in my kitchen would be cool (although I don't currently have one there) - it would be neat to watch, say, Food Network and cook along. However, I don't think it would be cool having that guy in my kitchen. He's got to go! Buh-bye!
sweet-feet sweet-feet 8 years
sure do! thats where i catch up on shows on my tivo while i cook or eat alone
crazylovevbug crazylovevbug 8 years
i agree peachkellipop
peachkellipop peachkellipop 8 years
i think the television should be limited to one room only. people watch way too much tv these days as is, especially kids.
Wild-Magelet Wild-Magelet 8 years
I love watching Food TV while I'm cooking and baking. Makes it more interesting when you're standing there stirring or kneading dough. And it's fun listening to food commentary while you're making some yourself. We've never really eaten at the table, even while I was growing up, except on Sundays when we have the extended family dinner each week. Otherwise, we've always sat around in the living room, watching TV and talking while we eat, which I like just as much as sitting at the table. It's more relaxing. And if I'm eating by myself, I always, always eat in front of the TV. Again, more relaxing and less boring. I don't think it necessarily means you eat more either. I still pay attention to what I'm doing and I try to be careful about portion sizes and not going back for seconds.
peachesmel9 peachesmel9 8 years
No but I do have a creepy man/woman hybrid person in there, as illustrated.
cmill38 cmill38 8 years
ew his feet are on the table! that's even worse than a tv in my mother's house haha!
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