Since reality TV shows started becoming popular, there has been an increasing number of such shows where food has been the central theme. While in some cases the shows have taken us on an exploration of various types of food available all around the world, in other cases, we have seen participants in a cooking competition battling it out to be declared the best. A challenge that showrunners naturally face when making food the central theme of their shows is that every time they have to come up with new and innovative shows to maintain a steady viewership rating. The competition is getting tougher every year, especially now with the Food Network coming up as a channel entirely dedicated to food-related shows.
There are some usual names which come to our minds while discussing food show hosts, and the one name which is always part of the conversation is Adam Richman. He has been associated with the Travel Channel for over a decade and has acted as the host on several of their shows related to food. Out of all such series, one that stands out the most is obviously ‘Man V. Food’. This series first started airing in 2008 and immediately received a lot of attention and admiration from fans.
In each episode, Richman takes us on a journey to different parts of America where he attempts food challenges which sometimes involve eating something extremely spicy, and at other times, eating abnormally large quantities of food. The challenges are too difficult for any normal human being to even attempt, but Richman keeps taking on such challenges in every episode. If you’re a foodie and enjoyed watching this series, then you must check out this special compilation we’ve come up with. Here’s the list of best shows similar to ‘Man V. Food’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these series like ‘Man V. Food’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
6. Amazing Eats! (2012)
Did you just think Adam Richman oeuvre when it comes to food shows ends with ‘Man V. Food’? Well, you couldn’t be more wrong. The man has his fingers in many-a-pie, and Travel Channel’s ‘Amazing Eats’ is another show where we see Richman in action. The concept of this series is similar to ‘Man V. Food’, as in both shows Richman takes us on a journey through America looking for specific dishes. However, the only difference is that here he does not attempt any crazy food challenge. Here, he looks at the best varieties of a specific dish found in many restaurants across America.
Through this series, besides getting acquainted about the best dishes found across America, Richman also helps us realize how the preference of preparing food in a certain way changes according to geography. The restaurants highlighted on the show serve food which is authentic to the place where they belong. Furthermore, these places are not fancy restaurants, and are affordable eateries which offer you the original flavors of America.