It’s the sort of behaviour we’d expect from a student (sorry, students!) on an episode of Come Dine With Me.
Definitely not a habit we’d expect to see from a professional chef – and certainly not on a live TV show.
But Lisa Allen was caught out good and proper on this morning’s Saturday Kitchen DOUBLE DIPPING.
Yes, as she was preparing a sauce on the hob, she shoved a spoon in to taste it – and then she went to put the same uncleaned spoon back into the pan.
Fortunately John spotted her and gave her a stern ticking off.
“No, don’t do that! Get a fresh spoon you double dipper,” he scolded.
Lisa then scurried to the sink to rinse the spoon, while John had a mini rant about the chefs who “double dip” on Masterchef.
“You’re like all these people on Masterchef, the double dippers,” he moaned.
“They come in and you watch them as they taste it and put it back in.”
Viewers were similarly appalled by the unhygienic Miss.
One told Twitter: “Executive chef just double dipped on #SaturdayKitchen. That gives me little faith. Disgusting #DoubleDip”
Another wrote: “Eeugh, I wonder just how many chefs double dip.
“Also wonder how many wash their hands & their herbs? ? #SaturdayKitchen”
A third posted: “Do all the double dipping top chefs do that it in their own restaurants when no to cameras? Yuck! #saturdaykitchen”
It’s certainly enough to make anyone who’s even slightly anxious about eating out reach for their pans at home. (Yeah, we do mean us!)