Then, by way of Cookie Madness, who happens to be the 2006 Pillsbury winner, I found a lovely post about the Pillsbury Bake-off contest that included this backhanded compliment:
Kudos to all the participants; hey, at least they’re spending time in the kitchen rather than idling in the takeout lane at McDonald’s.
Gee ... thanks ...
Really, I'm used to people looking down their food snob noses at the Pillsbury Bake-off contest. I'm fine with that. We can argue all you like about whether convenience items belong in a cook's arsenal, and whether General Mills' direction with the contest is appropriate. But this particular post came from a blog on the King Arthur flour Web site.
I think it's one thing for them to run down their arch rival. But to put down the CONTESTANTS? Some of whom are THEIR LOYAL CUSTOMERS?
DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY TIMES I HAVE PRAISED THEIR FLOUR ON THIS BLOG?????!!!!
Yes, I know I'm screaming. Maybe it's the stress of getting ready to leave. Or maybe I need to switch to decaf. I am going to leave a comment on that post. And maybe get rid of my nice comments about their flour on this blog. But for now I need to get ready to leave. I will do my best to post from Dallas.
See y'all later!