By Findlay Parke, Man v. Food Nation Correspondent
With the imminent arrival of Man v. Food Nation, the MvF Nation Blog is here to deliver the first inside scoop on Adam Richman’s glorious return to form.
A Grilled Cheese Sandwich to Rule Them All
In the first episode watch as Adam visits his alma mater, the revered Yale University, to mentor a promising food warrior, Ric Best a.k.a “King Hungry the Eighth.” Adam and valiant King Hungry, begin a difficult journey six-pounds deep, the grueling challenge- to slay a mighty, cheesy beast. When the dust settles and his royal highness stands before his court, there can only be one winner. Will crown triumph cheese? Can man conquer beast?
The young, budding, and motivated monarch surrenders himself to the tutelage of our veteran host. As the legendary icon that is Adam Richman sets foot on his collegiate home turf, the energy is palpable.
Continue reading: Adam Richman Returns! »
By Adam Richman
A valid question.
Now I know that there are those of you who will say that it’s because I’m unable or unwilling to do the challenges anymore. Not so. Truth be told, I miss them. The energy of the crowd and the adrenaline rush of competition is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced, and one of the best parts about doing the episodes. If I weren’t a realist and didn’t understand what makes TV watchable, I’d do them for years to come.
Spectacle diminishes over time.
I did – and it’s crazy to even acknowledge this – FIFTY-NINE CHALLENGES. Continue reading: So why Man v. Food Nation? »
Did you catch Adam Richman’s interview with NFL.com? Adam talks about Man v. Food, how he became the host and that new show everyone is talking about — Man v. Food Nation!
Man v. Food host Richman knows food… and NFL football
By Michael Fabiano, Fantasy Editor for NFL.com
Peanut Butter and Jelly. Bread and Butter. Salt and Pepper. Some things just go together.
The same can be said for food and football.
Seriously, what’s more fun than spending a Sunday afternoon rooting for your favorite NFL teams and players while enjoying your favorite food? Well, few people know food better than Adam Richman, the host of the wildly popular show Man v. Food on Travel Channel. Since 2008, he’s visited numerous cities across the United States while taking on some of the most iconic food challenges. While in New Orleans, he devoured 15 dozen oysters in the Acme Oyster House Challenge. On a trip to San Antonio, he tackled the Four Horsemen Challenge — Adam had to consume a white-hot burger that was topped with some of the world’s hottest peppers, including the “ghost chile,” in under 25 minutes.
In those two challenges, man won.
But Adam isn’t just an expert in the culinary world — he also knows his football. Despite his New York roots, he’s a die-hard fan of the Miami Dolphins and once even sent out a tweet offering to play the same position as one of his heroes, Dan Marino. Look out, Chad Henne and Tyler Thigpen
Recently, I had the pleasure of talking to Adam about everything from food, football and which NFL players he thinks would make the best competitive eaters.
Adam, how exactly did you end up becoming the host of Man v. Food?
The Travel Channel had success with their Food Paradise series, 10 Best Places to Pig Out and those types of specials, so they knew there was a market for comfort food and wanted to develop a show around it. At the same time, I read this great book called “The Renaissance Soul: Life Design for People with Too Many Passions to Pick Just One,” and it made me realize that food TV was something I wanted to do. So when I was told they were looking for someone who knows regional food and likes to eat a lot, I just bombarded my poor agent with email after email. It was ridiculous. Continue reading: Adam Richman talks with NFL.com »