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Good show huh?
My favourite part of it is that he so rarely wins.
He's not some super eater. He's just a bloke who fucking loves food
MAN VS FOOD!!!!!!
MAN VS FOOD!!!!!!!
MAN VS FOOD!!!!!!!!
MAN VS FOOD!!!!!!!!!!
It's amazing how 'manly' they've made his kitchen. All his stuff is RED and his fridge has a racing car decal so, you know, you realise he's cooking but he's still a REAL MAN and all.
And frankly what he cooks is really amazingly complex.
As I say, his recipes are amazing (if too meaty for me to ever have) but there must be some weird US demographic of big red-blooded types who the Food Network thinks are afraid that cooking is unmanly, yet watch Food Network...
see also: Diners, Drive-ins & Dives :D
I saw one yesterday with the Juicy Lucy, a burger with cheese on the INSIDE OF THE BURGER ITSELF!!! It looked incredible.
It has changed my life for the better and my cholestrol for the terminal.
Favourite cheese innards:
Cream cheese and chopped green chilli
That filthy faux-mexican cheese with the peppers in it
Blackstick blue cheese
Reminded me of when I had a sausage in Vienna that was pretty much the same theory, cheese inside the meat. The cheese was so hot it burnt my mouth :(
get 2 patties, put your favourite cheese in between them... press the patties together (sealed at the sides) and pierce hole at the top and bottom of the burger, cook and serve OM!
American food always looks slightly off-colour. Like someone has turned down the contrast.
that's the only one where i thought HMMMMMMM.
it did look like a nice kebab tho.
I never thought I would say that.
I don't think the UK does eating competitions enough.
There's a steak house in Newcastle(-u-Lyme), for £30 you can get
-A starter of choice
-32oz Steak (with chips, onion rings, tomatoes, sauce, etc)
-A ridiculously rich wall-of-chocolate type desert
You get your name on a plaque if you see it off.
It'd take one hell of an effort - I got a bit of meat sickness from the mixed grill.
my favourite: when his challenge is 4 tiny wings covered in ghost chili. he has about two bites and starts hallucinating, runs out the back and looks lost. episode ends with him pouring a jug of milk over his face.
i have to disagree that he rarely wins, he doesn't usually lose. he's definitely got a talent, i'm not sure how he does it though. like that giant burrito - i believe he actually lost that one but the amount he ate was still the equivalent of like 5 or 6 normal sized burritos. i'm usually uncomfortably full after just one burrito.
I would have thought expanding the stomach would be pretty important.
God knows how he copes afterwards, especially after some of the spicy challenges.
That'd keep your stomach expanded without filling you up too much.
I only saw this for the first time the other day – the 15 milkshakes in 30 minutes. SPOILERS: I'm not surprised he hurled. I was fairly close to it myself.
Doesn't he go and sit in the industrial freezer? :D
He locked himself inside and would only resurface for a pint of milk :D
I've seen him win about 4 times
but find the wasteful attitude to food pretty reprehensible, especially when there are so many people starving.
most of those places must routinely throw out huge amounts of food because they constantly pile the plate ridiculously too high.
that said, i massively want to go to most of those diners.
diners, drive ins and dives is pretty swell too. THAT'S MONEY BABY!
the problem is much bigger and complicated than just "think of all the starving people that could be enjoying this food" which is kind of a worthless concept. the real guilt should be blamed on politicians who fail to address the causes of poverty. restaurants provide a service and giving you lots of extravagant foods is part of that.
stop thinking and get another burger
but you don't go to a restaurant to eat just enough food, you go to spoil yourself. like i said if the restaurant can do something with the leftovers then they do have a moral responsibility, but outside of that it doesn't really matter.
people will usually take their leftovers home. so i doubt they waste an above average amount.
and extraneous shit like some dude shoving 90 tacos into his mouth or a restaurant making the world's largest bowl of grits is kind of a slap in the face to people who have literally no food. i realize it's not illegal and a lot of people like it, and there are much larger but it's hard to watch without thinking 'ok, but this is kinda fucked up'
it's the archetypal guilty pleasure
bring down the mood Jesse from Saved By The Bell
and tried the fat sandwich challenge he did from a 'grease truck'.
He vomited after five bites from the grease.
The spicy challenges are the best. Loved the one with the curry in New York when they had to wear a gas mask while making it :D
i do have some reservations about the massive amount of food wasted but it's just such ridiculously entertaining tv
It COULD be awful, but something about the direction and tone keeps it lovable and amusing. Best new thing I've seen for ages.
How many dead animals can I shove in my mouth until I nearly puke and I'm sweating, dribbling, oozing and shitting the juices of these largely badly reared animals.
Oddly he seems like quite a decent bloke whuch isn't in fitting with some truly vile TV.
after all, he's had almost every job in the restaurant biz!!!!!!
i do like this show a lot, but are there any challenges where he doesnt eat greasy or sugary food????
also there's one episode where he meets up with andrew zimmern (from the equally fantastic 'bizarre foods') and he has to eat lutefisk, which is basically disgusting poison blubber.
Proper aspirational stuff, not so much for the quantity of the stuff he eats, but it all looks SO NICE. I'd love to just trek around America visiting all the places he does. That burrito one, my God.
glad it's on Dave so I can introduce more of my friends too it! It's such amazing sunday afternoon viewing
I saw Man V Food on Sunday for the first time, and found it surprisingly enjoyable. He took on some restaurant's inaugural "cheese-steak" challenge with the restaurateur. He was a big bloke that looked like he could really put it away, yet he only managed 2/3rds whereas the host knocked it over surprisingly easily (though he kind of hammed up how hard it was getting towards the end).
the branding I think was because every guy a guy called Dave so now everyone guy knows a channel called Dave... it's a male driven tv station which stocks 'witty' shows
In my primary school class there were four Daves. And Daves tend to get a thingy-nym, I forget the exact word, but an additional descriptor to distinguish them. "Do you mean Disco Dave or Mechanic Dave?" (I know both those daves).
Our blokey channel is called "Mate". And actually I'm pretty certain that was the channel it was on (after the obligatory Bond movie).
They sent around an email a few months previous which basically said 'we need a name for this channel, blokey-male oriented; something like Dave but much less rubbish'.
It's +1 channel. Dave Ja Vu
That cheese steak looked lovely
he comes across as a decent guy but the people who shout out the words of encouragement are something else.
Most of the food looks pretty rank and extrememly pointless, he does tend to complete the majority of the challenges.
not only because of the waste of food, but because of the message it gives to an already obese, food-obsessed society who get fat and then expect the world to be catered to them.
Obviously it is just mindless drivel as a concept as well.
But whatever floats your boat.