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Confessions of us home cooks....

I'll admit, it's not a rare event that I have a cigarette hanging out of my mouth while I'm making dinner for myself. Usually (*usually*), that wouldn't fly in a commercial or restaurant kitchen (but I have seen it before...not kidding). And, of course, there's the occasional dropping of food and things like that (again, not that rare in a restaurant). But when I'm cooking for other people, my culinary instincts kick in and I am a lot more sanitary and careful. For me, though (a currently single guy), I don't care.
I'm curious; what are some of the things you guys and ladies do at home in the kitchen that normally wouldn't "fly" in a commercial kitchen? Things that you, if you happen to see it in a restaurant you were eating at, you would walk out without a second thought?

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