Friday, October 5, 2012

Now EVERYBODY is Doing It.......

Julia Child Paved the Way
It wasn't that many years ago that there were only a very few cooking shows on television.  Let's see---there was Julia Childs; then I remember Graham Kerr---the "Galloping Gourmet"; and I also recall Jeff Smith, the "Frugal Gourmet".

Graham Kerr
Fast forward to today, and there are so many chefs on the tube that you can't keep 'em straight.  There's the Barefoot Contessa and Emeril Lagasse and Rachel Ray and Martha Stewart and Bobby Flay and so many more it makes my head spin.

Jeff Smith

Now---don't get me wrong---I pretty much like all of 'em.  But why is everyone an expert cook these days?

Same thing is true of guitar players.  Used to be that there were only a few people playing that instrument---but today, EVERYONE (including moi) is a player.

And gosh, now that I REALLY ponder the subject, it seems EVERYONE has written a book.  Except me, of course.  But, think about it---how did it happen that seemingly everyone is an author these days?

And the beat goes on---what other areas can you think of where EVERYONE is an expert?


  1. Because Clint more people are achieving their goals.
    Also getting motivated to learn new things.
    Loved the post.

  2. Maybe one reason is there are more opportunities now. We now have hundreds of TV channels instead of three. Then there is the internet, need I say more?

    Good blog idea!

  3. Anyone can write a book it doesn't mean it's a good one.
    Anyone can cook or learn to which doesn't make them a good one.
    Myself I am turned off by the cooking shows, over done these days, however clever inventive minds.

  4. Hi, Clint! Long time no "see"! How you been? I've finally made it to Big Orange Country. Stop over to my blog for updates!

    To answer your question, "Everybody" has a blog these days. Has a Facebook, too. *Shrug* How about a reality show? There's reality shows about everything!! From Honey Boo Boo to X Factor ("everybody" wants to sing/be a start/be talented, etc.)

    Fun post!