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Try this for an eating program

If you're planning on watching Sex and the City movies or TV shows, you better get your cosmopolitan cocktail ready.
If you're planning on watching Sex and the City movies or TV shows, you better get your cosmopolitan cocktail ready.

THERE is plenty of advice about on what to eat and just as much about what to watch.

Individual taste will always play a role in the outcome, but we think it is high time for some practical advice on the foods you should eat with certain shows.

Let's face it, if you're looking for a quick snack to eat in front of the TV, you don't want to be expending any more brain power than is really necessary.

NCIS - If you are into this show you have a pretty strong stomach. The close-ups of dead corpses and splattered victims are not exactly conducive to eating anything that might be messy on the way back up. Stick with a quality dry cracker and a tangy vintage cheese.

Arrested Development - Hard to go past an American icon food for this one. Perhaps a hotdog with an exotic topping. If you are really committed, you could then dip the whole thing in batter and deep-fry it. Don't burn yourself.

Australian Story - A glass of the wine of your choice. This is not because of the alcoholic content of the show, but more because you will need something to cheer you up after all the sad stories.

Seinfeld - Definitely an Aero bar. Because for a show about nothing it is the bubbles of nothing that make it really something.

The Simpsons - If it's dinner time, go with pork chops or anything smothered in rich, creamery butter.

The Block - I've moved house at least 15 times in my life, and I've always found myself eating junk food for three straight days while my kitchen is packed in a box. For safety's sake, choose complete, ready-to-eat foods that come in protective packaging, like food court sushi rolls in those clear plastic recyclable boxes.

The Jewel in the Crown - This 1984 BBC mini-series will test the memory of some. Terrific for cold, wet nights, go for a spicy vindaloo and plenty of naan bread to get you through it.

Pride and Prejudice - Definitely one for fine chocolates. Many watchers will be drooling over Colin Firth anyway, so a bit of extra dribble because of something as delicious as chocolate will probably go unnoticed.

The House of Cards - Another BBC series with a small core of dedicated fans. A cold platter of meats or even antipasto. Anything that, like revenge, is best served cold.

The West Wing - This is a great show for health freaks as the most common food ordered in for lunches on the show is a salad. Beyond that think anything you can eat while walking.

Sex and the City - You don't need food to watch this show. A Cosmopolitan should be enough. Like the main characters in the show, don't drive afterwards.

Deadliest Catch - Alaskan crab is the obvious choice. If none is available, any food that is either frozen or soaking wet and salted should suffice.

Law and Order - This is the crime show where the major cast members manage to still be incredibly surprised by how evil people can be. If you still cannot believe that carrot cake could possible be bad for you, this is your option. Be ready with your stunned look when you eventually learn how many calories were in each slice.

H ouse - Watchers of this medical drama series will know that it is (almost) never Lupus, so Fruit Loops or similar would suit. If you are a diehard fan who remembers every bit of every episode, you could have an egg-salad sandwich if you trust the person who made it.

Big Brother - Show has been accused many times of being mindless. If it's empty calories you need. You can't beat ice cream, soft drinks and lollies - they are as empty as calories get, assuming you won't eat straight butter.

Dr Who - Bright colours are the go, mainly to match some of the ridiculous colours the alien characters sometimes turn out to be. Carrots and celery are all very well, but finding something blue will be tough. Perhaps a blue slushie from 7-eleven will do the trick.

How I Met Your Mother - Any of the comfort foods you remember from your childhood. Savoury mince, spaghetti bolognese. You get the idea.

Puberty Blues - Go for Australian classics. A Chiko Roll and a Drumstick should hit the spot.

Topics:  food television



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