Food can be a pleasure as well as a necessity and some TV characters are well aware of that.
Sometimes a character just loves to eat the food that's put in front of them. Other times they take pride and joy in preparing the food that they serve to others.
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Others have had to improvise with what they have to feed people they're responsible for. Some, have an obsession over a very particular food.
Whatever their preferred method of engaging in this edible medium, there have been several characters that have reminded us to slow down, enjoy the simple things in life (and sometimes luxuries like delicious cake).
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We've compiled 31 of our favorite eaters and chefs who really know how to enjoy food. Enjoy.
Josh Hoberman (The Magicians)
Josh Hoberman's skills in the kitchen are an intrinsic part of his character. During Season 2 of The Magicians, we found him selling edible potions, and by Season 4 he was comforting Margo with a "ball of carbs." But Josh doesn't just make the food, he loves to eat it as well, and it looks like old god cake might have ruined him forever.
Galina "Red" Reznikov (Orange is the New Black)
Red takes so much pride in how she runs her kitchen on Orange is the New Black Season 1. More so when she sends her girls out to look for the feral chicken during "The Chickening." Red has big plans for her white whale that include eating the chicken, absorbing its power, and making a nice kiev. A kiev she'll prepare most expertly.
The Eleventh Doctor (Doctor Who)
The introduction of the Eleventh Doctor was very food-driven. When The Doctor first meets Amelia Pond he asks for an apple and then goes through various foods until he finally settles on fish fingers and custard. While some of the running sequences don't leave a lot of time for enjoyment, "fish custard" becomes a running theme throughout his time with Amy Pond.
Liz Lemon (30 Rock)
The writer of TGS loves good food as much as anyone else. She's scarfed night cheese in a slanket, eaten an entire sandwich just so he didn't have to throw it out in a TSA line, and is regularly seen eating everything from cheetos to cupcakes.
Monica Gellar (Friends)
Monica is a chef, and a bit of a perfectionist, so we know she can prepare an amazing meal. Yet she can also be seen throughout the series enjoying her fair share of cake, Chinese food, and other delicious food stuffs.
Lorelai and Rory Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
This mother and daughter pair have a healthy appetite. The regular practice of ordering enough takeout to feed an army is a regular occurrence on Gilmore Girls, as is their patronage at Luke's dinner. Oh, and they also enjoy tasting wedding cakes when they have no intention of ordering one.