Tuesday, January 10, 2012

NEW SHOW ALERT: MeatEater with Steven Rinella

If you haven't caught one of the first two episodes of "MeatEater," which airs Sundays at 9 PM ET/PT on the Sportsman Channel, you might want to rethink your priorities in life. I'm personally very happy to see Steve back on TV after finishing up "The Wild Within" series on the Travel Channel. 

On "MeatEater," Steve more fully integrates the strains and gains we seek out when we're hunting. Yes, it's still about eating what we hunt, but in this show that part's not as heavy-handed as it was in "The Wild Within." The "MeatEater" hammers home the grunt work involved in finding, stalking and taking game in order to experience a strip of black bear loin deep-fried in its own blueberry-stuffed fat. 

In the opening monologue of "MeatEater," Steve says, "I hunt to live and I live to hunt." This lifestyle we live really boils down to this simple symmetry. We who hunt take full ownership of how we spend our lives and what we feed our bodies. We don't do it for unsung glory or so we can preach on the street corners while we hold a sign that says, "Give P(ieces of Meat) a Chance". We do it so we can share our stories and our dishes with our friends and family, especially our sons and daughters, so they understand that the big world out there is our home, and it can provide for us as long as we go out and pay it a visit every once in a while. 

Have you watched "MeatEater" yet? Let me know your thoughts below. 

1 comment:

  1. I sadly have not seen the new show yet, we are currently without cable. We did always watch "The Wild Within" and that series was great. Are you liking the new series more?