Another good show

Posted: September 18, 2012 in books

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When you ask Adam Richman what he’s having for lunch, you can’t help but get your hopes up. As the host of Man V Food – one of the greatest TV shows of our time – he’s gleefully ploughed his way through culinary monstrosities like a seven-pound burrito, a metre-long bratwurst, and a 12-patty cheeseburger without even breaking a sweat. So, Adam, what’s for lunch? Seventeen sandwiches? A moped-sized steak? The contents of the nearest pet shop?

Since its UK debut on Good Food in 2010, Man V Food has become more than just a TV show. It’s developed into a kind of shorthand friendship tool. If you ask a stranger about Man V Food, and they respond by widening their eyes, gasping with recognition and frantically recounting all the vast wodges of meat they’ve seen Richman demolish, you know you’ll be in good company.

Slowly, by word of mouth, it has blossomed into something of a cultural touchstone for a generation. The premise is disarmingly simple: one man travels around various American pig-out spots – the kind of fast and dirty eateries where you’re given a free T-shirt if you can stuff an entire farmyard into your mouth in an hour – and essentially eats everything in sight. One early episode saw him take on a burger as big as a barstool cushion. Elsewhere, challenges have involved 180 oysters, a pile of violently hot chicken wings, and two gallons of ice cream.

i love this show and boy can the man eat! As well as being entertained by just how much he can shovel down his throat it also shows you some of the best places to eat in america, i wish he would come over to england and search out the best places over here!

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