anonymous asked:

HCs on Iggy watching cooking and food shows? I feel like he'd be emboldened to try some of the stuff Andrew Zimmern does yet also too scared to.

Ignis Scientia:

  • He may look so well composed, but once he’s at the comfort of his home he watches food competitions like it’s a sports game.
  • He will yell at the tv screen for setting the heat too high, or not letting it cooked thoroughly enough.
  • “This is an abomination! How did you get into culinary school with skills like that!”
  • Sometimes he gets so frustrated that he’ll recreate the recipe and makes it better.
  • Before he left Insomnia, he watched ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’ to find places to try out for the upcoming road trip. This is how he knew about Crow’s Nest!
  • His all-time favorite show is ‘Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern.‘ 
  • He loves learning about different cultures and how meals are differently made. He also likes discovering what looks inedible edible.
  • He tries to recreate some of the recipes from the show with his own twist. Other times he just won’t do it because he feels overwhelmed by the amount of time it takes to cook.
  • Spending half his day cleaning Noctis’s apartment and waiting a day for one ingredient to be cooked is entirely different.
  • His cooking idol is Gordon Ramsay, he wish for someday to reach that level of cooking as he.
  • He is a HUGE fan of the Great British Bake Off! That’s where he gets his ideas for his desserts.

My go-to show these days is Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern. I don’t have the attention span anymore for the cooking competitions I used to adore, and sometimes Gordon Ramsay stresses me out too much, but Bizarre Foods is just… weirdly delightful? If you haven’t seen it, and aren’t too squeamish, I highly recommend giving it a try. He is genuinely delighted with whatever is served him, and talks about it in ordinary food terms–not, “Can you BELIEVE it, these people eat GIANT SNAILS, look how GrOoOoOoSsSsS” but just how you’d prepare it, all the details, “you can tell they’ve perfected this recipe by boiling the gumminess out of the snail first, then letting it dry so that it gets a nice sear when it hits the pan.” That kind of thing. Wherever he goes he hangs out with a local translator and tries to fit in and be respectful and make friends. It’s just so nice and also about food.