Saturday, June 26, 2010

Man Vs Food Vs Me

        I woke up from a short nap this afternoon, to heavy rains lashing against the windows. I had half the mind to go back to sleep, but a hot coffee sounded like a better idea. It WAS a better idea! After an hour or so of doing nothing but sitting by the window and watching the rain, I decided to catch up on some TV. That was about an hour ago. I am now in front of my PC, craving for something to bite into.You know, a giant burger, a sinfully roasted chicken leg or a plateful of onion pakodas. Arrggh..It’s the rain and then the shows on Travel and Living! I mean seriously, these guys have to be sued. Almost all their shows are about food, more food and then some more food. Anthony Bourdain walks around like James Bond, making the whole deal of digging into delicious food look like some major spy game. Then there is this Bobby Chinn ( Oh btw, I love that guy ;)) who actually flirts with food, making his episodes look like some weird dating show. Then there is Anthony Zimmern, whose binge episodes keep playing in a loop all day ! And each time I watch any of these shows, I start craving for good, glorious food ! Even Samantha Brown walks into eating joints on her “Passport to Great Weekends”. Not helping !
        Then there is Man Vs Food. The portly Mr.Adam Richman plops himself around the United States, eating his way into a food coma and jumping into food challenges. I have seen him down a giant steak, a pizza that looked as big as a football stadium and a burger that looked like a 100 pillows piled up together. I find him capable of eating up a human being. And the noises he makes ( Tee hee hee ). I mean, the food on the table looks delicious alright , and yeah, I would happily take his job without thinking twice, but frankly, the way this guy pushes food down his throat, I wonder how painful his mornings are, if you know what I mean :P Wherever he goes, he has people nudging him on to finish his food challenges right upto the last morsel. He finishes the chicken to the bone,even when it’s coated with the hottest chilli in the world, the only thing left from his giant burgers are onion rings that fell off while he ate and sometimes he even licks his fingers off, just to make sure he has finished EVERYTHING on the table. Wonder what his digestive tract is lined with, to be able to resist such abuse! The mayo and mustard stream dripping down from his mouth apart, this guy is good fun, though I wish he would go easy on the expressions :P Makes him look like he is having a bad case of constipation( which is a possibility, considering the fact that our man is an eating machine :D) Check out his expressions! 


        Now thanks to all this food on TV, I am always craving for good food. Not good ! Not good at all!! And oh, I was hoping to continue this post to write about Nigella Lawson as well, but then, that woman is good enough to deserve a separate post. Plus, my coffee is getting cold. And the aroma from the steaming hot plate of pakodas is driving me crazy. Freshly delivered at my desk by Mommy the Great. Eat your way into happiness people! :) Happy Weekend!



30 comments:

  1. speaking abt food, do try fried 'breaded ladies finger'....it tastes just awesome..n rasam is d all time favorite... :D

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  2. I remember you mentioning this ladies finger thingy sometime back ;) Looks like it has blown you away ! You must take up a rasam drinking challenge Adi..I am sure you will win :P

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  3. You must try roasted peanuts on a rainy day. That with some "Adrak ki Chai"..mmm..heaven!!

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  4. Roasted peanuts make for a good snack anyday! But I will pass on the Chai though :P I am a total COFFEE person...Big time :D

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  5. with the inspiration ur blog gave, i just fried some breaded okra, seasoned it with some coriander powder n red peppers n yea finally having them for lunch..!! :D
    its yummy u know...try it out sometime...!! ;) ;)

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  6. Ok Adi, with that, you are now all set to start your own show...You can call it Adi Vs Okra..And you can finish all the breaded okra in the US and then I will blog about you :P Send me pics!

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  7. Breaded okra made for lunch... :D :D i hope u agree on the lip smacking good part now :D http://yfrog.com/5081dgj

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  8. The collage REALLY DROVE it home!! LOL!!

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  9. @Sasi : Thanks! Glad you did :)

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  10. @Holly : LOL! Thanks Holly :) And to think I had collected 16 of his expressions :P

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  11. My husband went fishing this morning at 4:00 and all this talk of food has made we very ready for breakfast. Think I will do waffles this morning. Love your posts.

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  12. Hi there...enjoyed reading your post since Travel & Living is one of the channels I love to watch... and love to hate (when the cookery shows induce hunnger pangs, when Samantha visits those awesome hotels etc.)! Check out my post on cookery show hosts at http://mindofmyown-supernova.blogspot.com/2010/03/food-glorious-food.html

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  13. Ha, I've wondered about Man vs. Food, too...he isn't a huge guy...I mean, he's not skinny but for how much he eats on the show, he must not eat much on a normal basis because he's not 900 lbs! But some of that food does look pretty delicious, too!

    Just came across your blog from blogfrog, and wanted to stop by and say hi!

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  14. @Sunny : Thank you!Fishing at 4 in the morning sounds like a fabulous thing to do..Too bad I cant do that here :( Enjoy your Sunday morning! :)

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  15. @Supernova : Travel and Living is my favourite channel too ( Very obvious, isnt it ? ;)) Samantha's "Great Hotels" makes me go a deep shade of green :-| Wonder how people end up in such cool jobs!!

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  16. @viewfromdownhere : Thanks for dropping by! :) Come to think of it, this guy is just chubby..With the outrageous amount of food he eats, one would expect him to look like a beached whale..Guess he does not forget his treadmill :D Good for him!

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  17. Sitting here just finishing my baby carrots, cheese and celery stuffed with peanut butter and getting hungry reading your post...

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  18. I love reading, watching, and anything about food.

    Very nice to meet you, and sounds like we have much in common! I could sit all day and watch the food network.

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  19. Haha, that sounds so familiar, love good food too.
    And a snack when I go to bed at night, just to nibble on while I read.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a stunning week.
    Colin.

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  20. @Sharon : I just came back here from your blog! Loved loved loved it :) Thanks for dropping by!

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  21. @The Empress : Madam, I have to tell you, your name has blown me away :D I am now thinking of calling myself something that sounds half as cool as your name ;)

    Good to know you think we have a lot in common...Do stay in touch !:)

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  22. @Colin : Oh! Nothing more delightful than a midnight snack..To hell with calorie counting :P Bring it on!

    You have a great week too!

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  23. Adam does look like he's in pain when he's eating all those crazy, big plates. I guess it just shows his struggle to finish it. It does make me laugh though. He usually doesn't finish it. I bet he does end up sitting on the toilet the next day. I don't know how he can eat so much.
    You're so right though - watching the Food Network or any food shows makes you so hungry.

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    Thanks

    <3 Jess

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  25. This show makes my stomach curl...he just eats SO MUCH!!! And I'm not a small girl. My stomach is not turned away by much....but man....it's painful to watch him!!!

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  26. nice blog u have here!

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