Food Network Maraton: 1-1:30, Calling All Cooks

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I think this show is cute. I’ve seen it before, and it’s a fine thing to watch when you’re drunk and you stumble home and you can’t find your bedroom. I mean, of course it tips closer to the filler/fluff category of Food TV shows, but there’s some merit here. Basically they to go people’s homes and let them cook their favorite recipe. It’s nice because it’s real people cooking stuff that they really cook in their real lives so there’s a level of cultural authenticity frequently missing from even the most exotic Food TV show.

For example, today’s recipe is curried goat. This Jamaican woman just showed her technique for cracking open a coconut. You blow on it as you rotate it in the direction you want it to open and then slam it on the ground. Miraculously it opened just where she blew. Try that, Martin Yan!

MENTAL HEALTH ALERT:

I have now been watching the Food Network for four hours. My brain is beginning to pulsate. Can I go the final 8 without cracking? Stay tuned.

1 comment

  1. Ok, I think I have seen the curried goat episode about eleventy trillion times. That, and the one with the dude who puts chocolate in his chili as the “secret ingredient.”

    I want them to show an episode of Calling All Cooks where they go to someone’s house and it’s a dirty, disgusting, trash-caked mess, and the hosts have to try the filthy food, smile and say it’s delicious. A mild case of food poisoning to follow would just be the icing on the cake.

    I love this show.

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