Turn Any Night Into an At-Home Watch Party With These TV Show and Food Pairings
No shade to popcorn, but there are definitely a few more exciting foods to pair with your TV marathon. Next time you settle in for a night of binge-watching, kick the evening up a notch with food and beverages tailored to the show you're watching.
For a little inspiration, we've curated some tasty food pairings for a few of the most exciting new shows coming to discovery+. This new streaming service launches on Jan. 4 with more than 55,000 episodes and 2,500 shows from HGTV, Food Network, TLC, ID, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, and more. That means you probably have a lot of streaming to do — get started with these five food and TV pairings.
90 Day Fiancé Journey and Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
True love is at the heart of every episode of 90 Day Fiancé. It's why countless star-crossed lovers on the show are willing to move halfway around the world to live with their beloved. Channel that same spirit with the classically romantic combination of chocolate-covered strawberries and Champagne. Superfans of the show won't be able to wait to press play on 90 Day Fiancé Journey, a new miniseries that takes a deep dive into past couples' relationships.
Bobby and Giada in Italy and Homemade Cacio e Pepe
With travel plans temporarily on hold, it's only natural to feel a bit of wanderlust. Indulge your dreams of a vacation under the Tuscan sun by binging Bobby and Giada in Italy while savoring homemade cacio e pepe. This classic pasta requires just three ingredients — butter, parmesan cheese, and black pepper — to make a simple yet indulgent sauce. Watching Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis take a culinary tour of Italy is bound to make you hungry, so be sure to make extra.
House Hunters: Comedians on Couches Unfiltered and Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies
Realtors swear that freshly baked chocolate chip cookies can sell houses — nothing smells quite as homey and comforting. This classic cookie is the perfect pairing for House Hunters: Comedians on Couches Unfiltered, a new twist on the popular HGTV show where comedians pass judgment on classic episodes. Let's be real: commenting on the couple's choice of home is half the fun of the series, anyway. Comedians Dan Levy and Natasha Leggero host, with guest appearances from the likes of Seth Rogen, John Mulaney, and Ali Wong.
Mysterious Planet and Hummus Plates
If nature documentaries are your go-to genre, you're going to want to watch Mysterious Planet. David Schwimmer narrates this epic special about the greatest mysteries of the natural world, from fascinating animals to intriguing ecosystems. While you watch, snack on a vegan hummus plate complete with crudités and sliced pita for dipping.
Cakealikes and Sprinkle Mug Cakes
The only thing better than epic gourmet desserts is baking fails, and luckily, Cakealikes has a bit of both. Tregaye Fraser hosts this hilarious cake competition that challenges experts to create life-size cakes that look like celebrities. Some will amaze you, and others . . . well, let's just say this show will always keep you entertained. Keep the sweet vibes going by whipping up a quick mug cake. Choose vanilla, chocolate, or whatever flavor you like — just don't forget to top it off with rainbow sprinkles.