No, this is not a discussion about overindulgence... but rather the fascination with preparing and eating food and how adventurour you may or may not be.
I don't know what it's like in the US, but here in Australia, there are probably 20 shows on mainstream, free-to-air television at the moment that are based on food.
There are My Kitchen Rules, Master Chef, Junior Master Chef (milking the concept with children), Iron Chef (the original Japanese version and the inevitable spin-offs), the various Pom shows from pottymouth Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver, the tastefully sexy Nigella Lawson, and the really, really offbeat Heston's Feasts, plus a host of locally produced ones. The list just goes on and on.
There have been recipes shown for just about everything you could imagine (Heston's Feasts certainly takes them all to the edge).
Maybe the shows are intended to broaden our palates and vary our diet. Frankly, none has influenced me that way. Mainly, I suppose, because I don't watch very many of them.
What about you? Would a plethora of TV cooking shows rivet your interest? Do you have fun in the kitchen, experimenting with new taste sensations? Just how adventurous are you? Or, after 50+ years, are you happy with what you've got on your daily menus?