I'll add a bit of info on your pet peeve....I did movie catering for years, worked on lots of commercials.
I remember a KFC commercial that lasted 4-5 days, the food stylists had I would guess 10-15 sheet pans of chicken brought to the set each day, looking for the perfect piece of chicken to use for camera, and then they would still Dr it up.
Same with any food product, funny to watch them go through cases of chips and cereal looking for the perfect ones.
Mickey D's has a fully functioning store in the greater LA area that is not open to the public, and is used only for commercials.....you should see the team of food stylists working in that kitchen!
post edited by chefbuba - 2011/09/07 22:10:59