A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series features interesting foods from around the world in a way that's positive, nonjudgmental, and accepting.
Positive Role Models
Corwin approaches traditional meals and customs with excitement and respect. He also demonstrates an understanding of science in some of his explanations about the food-preparation process.
Violence & Scariness
Animals and seafood are dissected, skinned, and skewered. Corwin jokingly refers to some of the animal dissections as “horror shows."
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Corwin occasionally offers some very mild sexual innuendo that will go over the head of young viewers. Some meals traditionally celebrate rites of passage like circumcision. Other cultures eat animal genitalia, like testicles.
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Occasional use of words like “ass”; the Spanish word “cojones” is also used.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
The making of local alcoholic drinks is discussed; they're also consumed. Alcohol is used for some dishes, and some meals are enjoyed accompanied by wines and traditional beverages.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this reality/food series -- in which biologist Jeff Corwin explores delicacies from around the world -- includes a bit of very mild sexual innuendo that will go over kids' head and infrequent uses of words like "ass." Alcohol is used to prepare meals, some episodes talk about how alcoholic beverages are produced, and wine and local liquors are often consumed during meals. While the series isn't violent, some very young or sensitive viewers might get squeamish during scenes of how some of the traditional delicacies are prepared and consumed (which can include seeing animals skinned and dissected).
Is It Any Good?
This tween-friendly series combines the explanation elements of a cooking show with the kinds of colorful scenes you'd expect to see on a travel series. It introduces viewers to food and meals as cultural experiences rather than simply tasting opportunities. Meanwhile, Corwin makes the show entertaining by adding his own unique brand of humor as he prepares each meal. And his honesty about how he feels while preparing and trying some of the more unusual dishes makes the experience very relatable.
Some viewers may find themselves getting a little squeamish while watching Corwin and his hosts cut up the lungs of a lamb or chew on wild snails. Others may find that, despite the show's title, it lacks some edginess. But for foodies of all ages, this series will defnitely whet the appetite.
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