I admit it. I'm hooked.
I'm completely addicted to food-based shows.
It doesn't matter if it's a competition, like Top Chef, or a "how twinkies are made" expose, or just a cooking demonstration complete with recipes. If there's food involved, I'm so there.
My newest favorite is Cupcake Wars. Who knew the world of handheld individual cakes could be so cutthroat? Or that Peanut Butter Banana Bacon cupcakes could actually look appetizing? Sure, there are misfires, but those are part of the charm. And all-pink teams competing against guys who look like ex-Marines appeals to my "opposites-attract" sensibilities.
Midkid prefers any of the cake decorating competitions. Forget the bite-size treats - bring on the towering creations with spinning tops and pyromaniac displays!
The DH is a fan of Man vs Food, and I have to admit I can't seem to change the channel when it's on, either. By all rights I should be appalled by the sheer volume of food that poor host shoves down his throat on a regular basis, but there is a touch of the quixotic about it.
And don't even get me started on the cooking demonstration shows. One of these days I'm going to make a mandarine orange martini. Or a beef and pepper sandwich on ciabatta. Or...
Damn. Now I'm hungry.
*wanders off to raid the fridge*
Do you watch any cooking/food-related shows? What's your favorite?