Ham on the Street

Food Network (ended 2006)


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Ham on the Street

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A quirky look at food. George Duran hosts a show where he gets opinions of the man on the street, as well as food trivia and some cooking. Much of the cooking is presented in odd locations or with odd food or food combinations. George often gets into the science and facts of food, much like Good Eats.
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  • A fun look at the world of food, Ham on the Street is only as strong as its host.

    This show couldn't work with anyone other than George. He makes the show the fun, wacky, wild ride that it is.

    Each episode turns the world of food upside down. He chooses one type of food, and then, explores it in an innovative way. Most of the shows are focused around 'Man on the Street' segments, where passersby taste exotic concoctions, play games, or answer bizarre questions. This show is full of humor, but light on recipes. This is not your traditional cooking show. Think Good Eats with less actual cooking and more fun and games.

    Overall: A fun show that gets a little too wacky at times.moreless
  • Another great quirky food show in the vein of Good Eats. This show looks into the history of food, gets people on the street interviews and generally shows people how to have a good time with something everyone has to do... eat!moreless

    Ham on the Street(HOTS) is a great food show. Its not the standard: watch some cook stand behind a counter and mix in ingrediants you can't find in your store, at a speed that you could never do yourself.

    HOTS has a lot of information about the various foods it covers in its episodes. From history, to taste, to culture around the food and on the street interviews, HOTS really captures a lot of trivia around food for the food nerd in all of us. The show also really shows you how to have some fun with food, whether it is cooking in an odd place (cooking a ham in a laundromat dryer), contests with food (cheese rolling), or just tasting test for bewildered shoppers (match the animal with the jerky).

    George Duran is an entertaining host with a lot of experience in production. He puts together a great, informative show, with a lot of fun built in. I would like to see more food and cooking shows in this kind of fun, informative format.moreless