Adam Richman, Lomas Brown talk Thanskgiving

Thu, Nov 18
3:08
PM ET

"Man v. Food" host Adam Richman and former NFL player Lomas Brown compare Thanksgiving food to the NFL on ESPN's "First Take" Thursday.

Richman, in addition to traveling the country eating for the Travel Channel, was in Bristol, Conn., for the release of his book "America The Edible: A Hungry History, From Sea to Shining Sea." The book follows Richman around the country in his travels as he explores the ethnic, economic and cultural factors that shape the way we eat.

"I didn't want it to be an academic tome," said Richman, who has been keeping a food journal for years. "It's so you can experience more than just the food when you eat something. You experience the sights and sounds. Hopefully, you'll appreciate the food a little bit more."