Friday, July 14, 2017

5 TV Shows That Are Suprisingly Filled with Food Porn

You don't have to watch food reality TV or food shows to be enticed by food porn on the screen. In fact, there are quite a few TV series that don't revolve around food yet is surprisingly filled with some amazing scenes foodies would gawk at and salivate over. A lot of these shows are available for free or on demand to stream if you have Verizon Fios account (even if they're not, you'll still want Fios' near-gigabit internet speed so you can stream seamlessly!). Now that summer is here, it's a great time to check out theses shows, if you haven't yet. Just be sure your fridge is stocked when you do.


OK, so this show has beautifully shot and amazing looking food scenes, thanks to the supervising of Chef Jose Andres. Hannibal is a food connoisseur and a great cook, but of course, each food scene is a bit unnerving, especially when Hannibal is cooking a meat dish. Could it be human meat? Knowing Hannibal, probably! That's why Gillian Anderson's character will only eat oysters - though I think lobster would be fine too ;) Still, even with the underlying unease, the cooking and dining scenes in this show are some of the best out there.

Master of None
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Aziz Ansari's character Dev takes an impromptu weekend trip to Nashville and was late catching his flight home to go get BBQ. He lies to his parents and skips out on prayers to go binge out on more BBQ at Smorgasburg. He's basically just eating around Italy in the beginning of the second season, because "eating in Italy is my favorite thing!" Hats off to Aziz for somehow getting a dinner at Osteria Francescana in the show and making it a business expense.

The characters in Billions with deep pockets (or expense accounts) are hitting up some of New York's best restaurants. Bobby dines at Momofuku Ko and the scene shows chef David Chang himself. Mike Wagner sits down for an omakase at Sushi Nakazawa and passionately educates others (and the audience) about the art of sushi. This show certainly makes me want to fly to New York and hit up all these fine dining restaurants - it also makes me want to have an expense account.

So Dexter doesn't necessarily have a lot of food scenes in the show, but each episode starts with a salivating opening sequence of Dexter cooking steak and eggs. The montage consists close up shots of steak and eggs sizzling on a pan, making me wish my breakfast can be that good every morning. Food or not, this is one of the best opening scene for a show, in my opinion. But that steak and butter make it even better. Plus, he always brings donuts to the office.

Gilmore Girls

Sookie St. James. This supporting character in Gilmore Girls is a passionate and talented chef at the Inn where Lorelai works. Throughout the seven seasons she brings beautiful (sometimes outrageous) cakes, magic risotto, deep-fried turkey, and more. There are other noteworthy food moments as well, like when Rory plans to create a mega-supersized pizza for Lorelai's birthday.

If you plan on binge watching these shows, keep in mind that Verizon Fios is now available in more Boston neighborhoods and they now have near-gigabit (up to 940 Mbps) download speed.


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