Are there any Man v. Food fans in the house? I'll admit, it's a bit of a guilty pleasure. The host, Adam Richman, essentially travels to different cities in each episode to sample - or should I say, tackle - notorious plates of food, ones that feature things that been charbroiled or smoked or fried or smothered in cheese, chili, french fries and other high-fat items. It's basically a heart attack on a plate with a side order of diabetes. That's why I worry that Richman will not be long on this Earth - not with those types of eating habits. Still, it's an entertaining (and nauseating) show.
I mention this because an acquaintance will soon be participating in the "carnivore challenge" at Big Pie in the Sky Pizzeria outside of Atlanta, a contest made famous on an episode of Man v. Food. Here's the deal: two people, an eleven-pound carnivore pizza and only one hour to eat it all. Even Adam, the show's host could not conquer the seemingly infinite mounds of pepperoni, ground beef, Italian sausage, ham, bacon, cheese and sauce. Ugh.
Along those lines, though, today is National Pizza With Everything (Except Anchovies) Day. Seriously...look it up. So while I will not be condoning any overindulgence of rich pizza, I'm more than happy to provide some light, low-calorie recipes for all you pie lovers, courtesy of Splenda.com and the Hungry Girl website. Enjoy!
Party on a Pizza
The Great Greek Pizza
"Meaty" Thin Crust Pizza
And for any masochists, here is the video footage of the Man v. Food carnivore challenge. Blech!