Adam Richman wants people to know that there's nothing mediocre about the sandwiches or the people who make them on his Travel Channel series Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America.
"These guys are not slouches," he tells TVGuide.com on location at New York City's famous Katz's Deli. "They have prodigious culinary skill. They just choose to do little masterpieces on little handheld pieces of bread."
Whether it's Adam Richman racing against the clock to eat a 3-meter-long bratwurst on Man v. Food or a group of Top Chef Masters competing to create a delectable meal using only the ingredients found on the Lost island, food-challenge shows are addictive — not to mention mouthwatering.
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With TLC delving into the gastro-competitive realm with Ultimate Chili Challenge (May 3 at 10/9c) and Chocolate Wars (May 10 at 10/9c), we found it only fitting share our top six food-challenge moments: