Something different today. Talking about a food show.
Something I like to watch.
|photo from Axian.my|
Watching Taste with Jason. Axian's Food Adventures. On AFC.
I love it for its warmth, the beauty and even the history of food that he covers. It's not all about JUST taste and more about food and people. I love that. It's not just a "let's look for makan" TV show.
It makes me appreciate food more. Plus, you get history lessons too, while on the lookout for great food.
Somehow, tracing the food roots (along with other interesting history facts he dishes out in such engaging manner); makes the food more delicious.
He doesn't need to put close-ups of food photos, exclaimed ecstatically about how good the food is to make me look interestedly at what he was eating. It's the humanity, if you will; about the food and the people involved in making them that makes the show so interesting.
Yes, there are non-halal food (what do you expect, right?) but to me, I watch the show for the local interactions and for the facts he dishes out. I learn a lot about food and the Chinese community from the show. I think...
And for the record, shows like Man vs Food just make me appalled. What it shows is not skills and love for making and serving them, but essentially (and unfortunately for me), gluttony.
Jalan-jalan cari makan? Meh...
Makansutra? That's bloody annoying for me.
Back to the street? That is one syiok sendiri show.
HAH! Am I fussy or am I fussy? LOL