In September, "Just Cook This" with Sam Zien debuted on The Discovery Channel. I'm still on the fence with this show. I like it, yet I don't like it. There's something about it that keeps my attention, but when a commercial comes on I really want to switch to another channel. I always stay tuned because the recipes look good and I want to see how he makes them. But, the format is B-O-R-I-N-G!
Watching Just Cook This reminds me of watching Julia Childs. The woman bored me to tears, but I learned many cooking techniques from her. Sam Zien bores me to tears too, (sorry Sam!) but I've learned a lot from watching his show. He always has unique shortcuts and when it comes to cooking, I want to discover all the shortcuts possible!
Anyhoo, Discovery Channel just launched the "Just Catch This" game. Sam shows the ingredients of three recipes and you have to "catch" the correct ingredients as they fall from the top of the screen. The first recipe is for Mexican Bruschetta and ingredients include tomato, garlic and cilantro. The game starts off slow and it's easy to catch ingredients.
The further you progress in the game, more ingredients fall at a faster pace. By the time you get to the third recipe, it's total chaos. As far as I can tell, you don't win anything. But, you can invite your friends to play and have a little friendly competition.
"Just Catch This" is entertaining and good clean fun. If you need a break from reality, go check it out:
P.S. My total scores were 692 and 1884. Not so good :-(