Food: Good Enough to Eat — or Watch

What’s one thing Americans don’t seem to want to part with? Food. And it’s not just them either. All over the world, gourmet restaurants are cropping up. 

You’d think by now people would be sick of seeing another restaurant open in their area, but the opposite is actually true. Seeing new offerings excites the senses. It’s almost like they can taste the chicken or beef soup base already. It’s only a matter of time before they write a blog or review about their latest food adventure. 

The food connection

People connect food with names, places, and experiences. Americans even associate Idaho with potatoes, and the world seems to want to get behind it. Chefs from all over the world visited the Gem State to “test the merits” of their potatoes, reports Post Register. 

Meanwhile, in Wheaton, Illinois, Rachel Dau gives her best when making her specialty — pastries. Dau sees herself competing in different locations local and overseas, and it’s always a treat — pun intended — to see people enjoying the food she cooks. 

Dau also teachers a culinary program, extending the food connection even further. And who can blame her? People simply love food. So much that they’re willing to watch it. 

Going mainstream

Remember a couple of years ago when fashion shows dominated TV programs? Times have changed for the tastier. Fox is just one of the many channels now offering cooking programs. There’s a plethora to choose from. 

Do you want celebrities battling it out in the kitchen, trading their makeup for heaps of flour? Or would you rather hear Gordon Ramsay critique a restaurant’s specialty? Ramsay’s dominated both the UK and the US market with his choice words. And his family’s started to join in, too. 

Even movies feature sumptuous dishes, such as Bradley Cooper’s 2015 starrer, Burnt. 

You have all the proof you need that food is something people enjoy, whether they’re actually tasting it or simply watching how it’s made.