Mimi Walker ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Contributing Writer
Foodies have a place in the television world, too! Food and TV often go hand in hand…why not use it to your benefit? Here are the ones to watch.
You can learn a whole lot about how your favorite sweets are made on this show; everything from Klondike bars to candy corn to Nutella is covered. Plus, get an extra dose of nostalgia from two different hosts: ‘NSYNC’s Joey Fatone and Marc Summers, the former host of Nickelodeon’s Double Dare!
9. Unique Eats
Famed chefs and famed food bloggers dish out the coolest places to eat (one episode including a DIY pancake house with endless possibilities). You’ll be inspired to explore!
8. Nigella Express
The English and oh-so-glamorous “domestic goddess” doles out quick advice in the most descriptive ways imaginable (“’I’m in the middle of a love affair with salted caramel. It’s heady, it’s passionate..”). Watch out if you’re a WLP major…you just might fall in love!
7. You’re Eating it Wrong with Dan Pashman
Exactly how many ways can a person eat pizza? Nachos? Falafels? Educate yourself and check out all the different possibilities in this original web series!
6. Cupcake Wars/Donut Showdown
Cupcake Wars is always a classic, but if you’re bored of the usual Georgetown Cupcakes run, get your adrenaline pumping by watching people make cupcakes out of all sorts of wacky things (ex. fried chicken and coca-cola!). Extra points to host Justin Willman, an Emerson alum! But check out Donut Showdown…cupcakes better watch their back, donuts are taking over!
5. Mexican Made Easy
For all of you addicted to Boloco (or Chipotle…or Maria’s Taqueria…or Anna’s…), let host Marcela Valladolid teach you how to health it up on a budget!
4. Easy Chinese
Get inspired by Chinatown! Host Ching-He Huang teaches you how to cook light, flavorful dishes on a tight budget.
3. Little Paris Kitchen
Host Rachel Khoo prepares beautifully crafted yet very simple French dishes in the TINIEST KITCHEN EVER SHOWN ON CAMERA (Colonial kitchens are restaurant quality compared to hers…step it up, guys!) Plus, Khoo offers a natural ease in front of the camera, and dresses like a true Emersonian!
2. Eat St.
Fear not the food trucks of the world! James Cunningham travels all over for cheap and delectable bites from amazing culinary trolleys. Some of the best food in the city comes from food trucks…go ahead and go on a car chase!
The quintessential food game show (if there ever was one, that is). The show combines nail-biting suspense with opportunities to learn about several different unknown ingredients of the world. It’s both educational and terrifying! Just don’t blame me when they bring the snake meat out!
Happy eating/couch-potato-ing to all!