Originally Posted by gimme
..... I also read that most people can't get there hands on the top notch ingrediants that a 5 star restaurant can!!
With no intent of hi-jacking the thread ...... I absolutely believe that! I have said for years that if the average housewife had access to the food supplies, the cooking utensils and even the cleaning supplies & equipment that I, as a caterer, do, then every woman in American would LUV cleaning house! Good lord, even mopping is almost (almost!) fun with a commercial mop and mop bucket! When I have to use a food item that I had to buy from the (shudder!) grocery store, it makes me crazy!!!
The first time I was exposed to this reality was when I was getting divorced and moving my 2 kids into this small apt with a filthy bathroom. A friend owned a shop and gave me a commercial toilet bowl cleaner that turned the black bowl a pure white! It ticked me off that I am not permitted to buy something like this that would clean my bathroom that well for my family, but have to "settle" for the crippy-crap products on the grocer's shelf!
If we were all "allowed" to buy the things that made our lives easier!