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24 October, 2008

What Do Guys Eat?

Everytime I go to a grocery store, I see a product somewhere billing itself as being "manly".

Take the "Hungry Man" TV Dinners for example. While a hungry man would eat just about anything, the portions you get wouldn't satisfy most hungry men here in the United States.

I remember in my teen years, being such a voracious-eater with a never-ending metabolism, I'd eat two TV dinners at a time. My mom started buying the Hungry Man dinners for me, except one was never enough, and two was always too much.

AskMen Magazine has a set of recipes out now called "Manly Meals" with stuff like "Manly Con Carne", "XXX Ribs", and "Man-Sized Meatballs".

I think those recipes are great, except most guys don't want to cook for themselves. I'd see myself e-mailing that link to my wife and asking her to make it for me. Look at a pride of lions. The male never hunts for himself, he makes his females do it for him. It's good to be king.

So lately, the fast food market has recognized that with larger burgers, using higher grades of meat. You've got the sirloin burgers from Jack in the box, the angus burgers from McDonald's, and my favorite, the Six Dollar series from Carl's Jr. The only problem is that I have to drive there to get my food, or pay the extra bucks to have a delivery service fetch it for me.

I also have this aversion to things that tell me what guys like to eat. "Manly Con Carne" for example, might taste good, but what makes it manly for me? Why would I believe that particular chili con carne is much more suitable for "real guys"?

I'm not a reader of Ask Men Magazine, but if you want to ask this particular man, just give me some meat, cheese, bacon, jalapenos, hot sauce, guacamole, and keep it coming. I can pretty happy with that, especially if you bring it to me hot, and ready to eat.

20 comments:

sparco on 10/28/2008 07:21:00 PM said...

Man sized meatballs..haha thats really something. I guess its another one of their marketing strategy that greatly bothers a lot of people. Nice article.

Jon on 10/29/2008 06:11:00 AM said...

The problem with these recipes is that I (like most men) like to do as little work as possible, as you mentioned.

My favorite man meal is anything cooked for me by my special lady friend.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I thought I ate a lot.. but a Hungry Man not filling one up (at least for a few hours)?

George Costanza said...

Ohhhhh no.

TWIX IS THE ONLY CANDY BAR WITH THE COOKIE CRUNCH!!

busby seo test on 11/07/2008 12:27:00 AM said...

For me as a man we love to eat tyhose food that are rich in calcium and protein like cheese and egg.

John Dumbrille on 11/15/2008 08:53:00 PM said...

lol man sized meatballs. Not exactly what I had in mind. I totally agree - once I hear it's hungry man style, I feel like I'm stuck at home, again. Not inspiring. If anything, it seems to work backwards. Maybe there SHOULD be more vegetables, at least then there might be girls involved.

salt lake city caterer on 12/31/2008 04:00:00 PM said...

heres a better question: what DON'T guys eat? ;)
-jessica

Discover Unearthed on 2/17/2009 09:10:00 AM said...

Sausages have got to be up there.

OK men (and sausage-loving ladies) - what is the world's best sausage?? Nominations being taken now at www.discoverunearthed.wordpress.com - any sausage goes, the more exotic the better...

tnomeralc web design toys on 3/24/2009 11:31:00 PM said...

Eggs in the morning with rice and bread and coffee. Lunch - Meat cooked with a good recipes.

Davieharely on 5/03/2009 11:06:00 PM said...

Have some fruit or nuts about an hour before working out and if you need an extra push, drink some gatorade during the workout. There are also some carb-loaded drinks out there. If you go to a gym, they usually have them there.high interest savings

Davieharely on 5/09/2009 03:18:00 AM said...

You've got the sirloin burgers from Jack in the box, the angus burgers from McDonald's, and my favorite, the Six Dollar series from Carl's Jr. The only problem is that I have to drive there to get my food, or pay the extra bucks to have a delivery service fetch it for me.replica rolex submariner

Anonymous said...

Don't even want to drive like 2 min to the nearest fast food joint to satisfy your craving? I don't know if that really is manly or not haha...

Anonymous said...

Interesting, I might have to look into this further on Google.

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Anonymous said...

Do any of you realize that MSG is, usually secretely, introduced into all the crap food you are shoving down your throats?. MSG is addictive. Perhaps that is why you say "I need a Big Mac" rather than "I want a Big Mac". So it's another addiction we have to kick and, like all the others, it's not easy. Every time you dine in a Chinese or Thai restaurant, you are getting a jolly good dose of MSG. It's a synthesised chemical and you really should avoid it. Unfortunately it comes under various guises and it is extremely difficult to detect from the labeling. Do your own homework and ask, when you're eating out, if there is MSG in their food. I am writing from England where we are catching up with you lot in such a sad way. We are fat, we are ill and we are ugly. I find it so depressing. I love food.....good food .... and I hate knowing what passes for food nowadays. It's repulsive and depressing and I so wish you could just get a grip. Good food is beautiful. Bad food is shite. You are what you eat.

Steve on 4/20/2010 11:37:00 AM said...

MSG is not synthesized, it's a naturally occuring nutrient.

Anonymous said...

whislt I will agree that MSG (monosodium glutamate) was originally a naturally-occuring substance (hardly a "nutrient", simply a flavour-enhancer with no food value whatsoever, discovered by a Japanses chemist in the 1920s), what you will currently find in food anywhere in the world IS synthesised - the amount devoured nowadays could never be extracted naturally, and must be produced in factories using a combined bacterial fermentation and distillation process .

Steve on 4/20/2010 12:07:00 PM said...

"Synthesized" implies something that is 100% made by human beings. MSG occurs naturally through the process you described.

Polyester, for example, is synthesized. Beer, for example, is not. But both don't grow on trees.

Anonymous said...

but it IS "100% made by human beings". It is produced as a by-product of the hydrolysation of protein, which is impossible without human intervention (and complex laboratory equipment.)
MSG is now "produced", not extracted - if it were, then it would be natural, but as it is made as part of an industrial process, it cannot be considered as anything other than synthetic .

Utah BBQ Restaurants on 7/06/2010 12:58:00 AM said...

anything with meat on it.

Anonymous said...

It isn't a wife's job to cook for her husband. It isn't any woman's responsibility too cook for a man unless she is a restaurant chef and he is a paying customer.

Men like this are the biggest tools that big food companies can use. After all of those by products and chemicals, you are going to die early, fat, and alone. How manly is that?

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