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Sep 24, 2009 09:18 PM

man vs food?

For some odd reason, I watch this show I think it is because I just don't understand how people think it is ok to stuff yourself to the point of getting sick. I am not a thin person but I just don't get it.

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  1. I & my husband enjoy that show. It just depends, man vs food = quantity over quality, Anthony Bourdain show = quality over quantity. And honestly, I did it one time, I ate until I got sick.

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    1. re: nieke

      I too enjoy this show - the host is engaging, and there's usually some interesting info about the locale. This is for entertainment purposes - no one is advocating eating 10 burgers at a shot as a lifestyle change. It's just fun - like riding upside down on a roller coaster at 80 miles an hour... Everyone once in awhile, why not?

      1. re: newfie29

        Not to mention, the eating challenge is only the last part of the show.

      2. re: nieke

        DH and I enjoy this.... it is the one "food porn" show we watch together. It's entertaining for sure, but I do wish that Food would win more often.

      3. This show disgusts and disturbs me. It's everything that is bad about America in one dose--gluttony, stupidity, ignorance, arrogance and mindless competitiveness. The few times I've watched it all the way through, I've had to fight the urge to book a one-way ticket to Canada.

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          1. re: newhavener07

            The 'It's whats wrong with America argument is laughable." First off the show highlights local businesses which if you watch the show have many times been in the same family for generations. These are actually the back bone of communities and if by having crazy challenges can draw attention and promote the business, more power to them. These are not the regular menu items and anyone with common sense should be able to see that. I have never had the urge to go "man I wanna eat that 5 pound hamburger", but I have seen places that if I was in the area would check out because of the food highlighted. Also the show highlights 2 or 3 local establishments in the visited area and only the last one has any kind of challenge. Canada is a beautiful country though.

            1. re: newhavener07

              I couldn't agree more. I admit I never watched an entire segment. I couldn't bear it. Uncivilized trash.

              1. Are you in prison?

                Seriously, if you don't like the show change the channel, or just turn off the TV.

                1. Adam Richman is entertaining. He's pretty good at highlighting the local eats and gives a good description of what he eats. Although, I question his taste based upon the Seattle episode. He did talk up the places beautifully.

                  The food challenge is unneeded. I tune out by the end of the show. It's not appealing to see someone stuff food, cry and sweat while eating.