I can't believe they let this man loose in the 'Cuse. I mean, how great is it that Adam Richman, of Man vs. Food, came here to take on some of the iconic eats of our area? For the Travel Channel!
I must confess, I hadn't watched this program till now--I'm a member of Slow Food. So spoiler alert: Richman doesn't visit our sustainable, locavore establishments to consume mass quantities of heirloom tomatoes and pork belly two ways. He does, however, visit places that are known for throwing down some down-home delicious food. So of course, he hits up the Dinosaur, and Heids of Liverpool, and then a surprise to me, Mother's Cupboard.
That last one is a surprise because I'm always complaining about the lack of really good breakfast joints around here. I mean, really good breakfast, because if I'm going to leave my routine, I want it to be good. Richman's visit culminates in his attempt to tackle the 6 pound frittata at Mother's.
If any of you have had this thing, drop me a comment--it looks amazing! We're talking a pound of potatoes chunked up into home fries, broccoli, sausage, onions, pepperoni, and just a few eggs to hold it together. It is massive and though I watched the episode on a full stomach, it still made me hungry.
You can check out the episode when it airs tomorrow night at 9pm on the Travel Channel. Richman is hilarious, he shows up Syracuse for the great place it is and he even taught me a few things about these food institutions that I hadn't known before. Plus you'll want to see how he fares against that enormous frittata.
Man vs. Food, Travel Channel (channel 41 on Time Warner in our area) 9:00pm, September 1.
Photo courtesy of the Travel Channel website.