For some reason unknown to me, I have just discovered Man v. Food on the Travel Channel. And it is now officially my new obsession. Not only does the Travel Channel air reruns and new airings of Man v. Food, but there are spinoffs as well, such as Man v. Food: Carnivore or Man v. Food: Breakfast. Anyway, I can't believe that I have just discovered this show, especially since everyone I have talked to about this show says, "That's a good show!" or "I love that show!"
In case the title doesn't give it away, Man v. Food follows host Adam Richman across the country to various eating establishments where he attempts to conquer whatever eating challenges life can throw at him. For example, no one had ever finished the 6lb. sampler of food from Humpy's in Anchorage, Alaska until Adam came to town (he got a shirt!). Or the occasion where Adam attempts to eat Special #2 at Orechon Ramen in L.A. (his picture is on the wall!). Adam even finished 8 scoops of ice cream, complete with whipped cream, nuts, and sprinkles (it's called the Kitchen Sink) in about 1 hour. Episode after episode follows Adam on these crazy eating challenges, not only entertaining audiences, but educating them about prime eating establishments all over the country. If I didn't worry about the possibilities of major gastrointestinal problems, I'd vie for Adam's job in a heartbeat.
When I travel, I always like to get a flavor for the culture by sampling the local food. Adam Richman shows us the best places to dine across the country. And in the competition of Man v. Television, Man. v. Food definitely wins.