Most of you may not realize this, but I'd rather eat food from a clean hand than a dirty glove.
Everybody has distinct microbes personalized to the individual, gloves can offer a false sense of protection, less hand washing that can lead to food borne pathogens, however not all bacteria are bad! What does this mean? The same ingredients and techniques can be applied to any chef in the world (with clean hands) and it will taste completely different based on the microbial climate of the individual! Especially when it comes to baking, just another fun fact to make you think about where you get your food.
A word of warning: Any wound, open sores or lesions should always be covered by liquid bandage or a band-aid, in conjunction with nitrile or latex gloves and/or finger cots.
Written by Chef Graham Calabria