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October 20th, 2002

Good Eats

Okay, folks: another quality show that you aren’t watching. I swear. I know, I know, television rots your brain and makes you more passive. But this one is worth it.

The Food Network has a show called Good Eats, hosted by Alton Brown. Each 30-minute episode is devoted to a topic such as potatoes, tomatoes, homebrewing, or dip. And, instead of throwing recipes and silly things at you, Alton takes the time to explain the why of foods. The entire show does have a wacky/zany element to it, but it’s done well.

I’ve already learned from it. For instance, our tomatoes are no longer in the refrigerator – that makes the flavor last longer.

It’s definitely worth checking out if you do your own cooking, or are even just interested in the science of food. I’m looking to get Alton’s book next.

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday October 20, 2002 -- 11:45:15 am
Somehow I end up watching this show every time I visit my parents. It's great! Plus, I love that this man is going through life with my middle name as his first name.

FROM: jk
DATE: Sunday October 20, 2002 -- 10:28:42 pm
Yes! He explained lactose intolerance in terms that I can understand! Did you know that nearly 80% of African Americans are lactose intolerant? Neither did I!

Doesn't he remind you a little of Thomas Dolby?

FROM: Matt
DATE: Monday October 21, 2002 -- 12:44:18 am
He certainly "Blinded me with science"

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