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#1 of 32 Dave Morton

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Posted July 28 2005 - 01:18 AM

Any one ever watch the show called Good Eats? It's on the food network channel on wednesdays and thursday nights. The guy that hosts the show, Alton Brown, is absolutely hilarious. Plus, he gives a lot of insight into why things work the way they do, like going into the chemistry of cooking. He gets technical about things at times but then does some bizarre translation that's kind of like an acid flashback. I've also tried one of his recipes and it worked out great.
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#2 of 32 Steve_Pannell

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Posted July 28 2005 - 01:53 AM

I like the show a lot but sometimes I just want to slap him and say "ENOUGH WITH THE SCIENCE ALREADY! JUST GET ON WITH THE RECIPE!". Sometimes I forget what he's making when he goes off on a scientific or historical tangent. I've got to admit it is entertaining, though.

#3 of 32 BrianB

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Posted July 28 2005 - 01:59 AM

I love this show, and a large part of it is because of the science - he approaches cooking like a geek!
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#4 of 32 Jack Fanning

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Posted July 28 2005 - 02:27 AM

Count me in as a fan of this show....Alton used to get on my nerves, but I've gotten accustomed to his quirkiness.

I've learned alot watching that show.

#5 of 32 Dan Mc

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Posted July 28 2005 - 03:22 AM

Yes...my favorite food-related show. You can tell he was a big MacGyver fan.

#6 of 32 Jeff Gatie

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Posted July 28 2005 - 03:30 AM

Alton Brown is a God. Any guy that can smoke a salmon using a cardboard box, 2 dowels and a hotplate has my vote. Made his homemade ice cream recipe last week and it is the best I've ever tasted.

#7 of 32 Bill Catherall

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Posted July 28 2005 - 03:48 AM

Yep, the science and the use of multitasking tools is what makes the show great and stand out from the rest. There are a bunch of other recipe type cooking shows. If that's what you want then watch those.

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Posted July 28 2005 - 04:07 AM

Yep, welder's gloves. Best potholders/grilling gloves known to man. Needle nose pliers are the best thing to pull pin bones from a fish fillet (I could go on and on).

#9 of 32 Tom McA

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Posted July 28 2005 - 05:29 AM

Good Eats is on perma-record on my DVR. I've tried several of his recipes, and so far, they're all winners. Especially the brined Thanksgiving bird.
Best. Turkey. Ever.

Also met AB at a book signing. Glad to report he's a genuinely nice guy.

Too bad the FoodNet DVD's are so effin' expensive. I'd like to see the bonus features on them, but not at their prices.

And a friend of mine did NOT burn homemade DVD's for himself and me with several seasons' worth of episodes, complete with animated menus. Because that would be wrong.

#10 of 32 LarryDavenport

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Posted July 28 2005 - 06:15 AM

I watch it because Alton Brown is a hoot and I actually like the chemistry and history. The funniest part was his example of the worst macaroni and cheese. It was exactly how my mother taught me to cook it.

#11 of 32 Eric Mitchell

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Posted July 28 2005 - 07:08 AM

I love this show. Its the only food show I constantly Tivo. Just made his beef jerky and its amazing.

#12 of 32 Paul Padilla

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Posted July 28 2005 - 07:32 AM

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Mr. Wizard in the kitchen.

If anybody watched "The Next Food Network Star" series a few weeks ago, they mentioned that AB got his gig sending in a completely unsolicited tape. The execs saw it and decided that he had to have his own show. I'd love to see that.

I'm enjoying AB on Iron Chef America too. He manages to weave his quirkyness in beautifully.
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#13 of 32 Patrick_S

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Posted July 28 2005 - 08:08 AM

Count me in as a long time tivoer. I just love the show and have tried several of his recipes with great success. I'll second the turkey comment above.
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#14 of 32 Steve_Pannell

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Posted July 28 2005 - 08:17 AM

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There are a bunch of other recipe type cooking shows. If that's what you want then watch those.

I do.
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#15 of 32 David Williams

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Posted July 28 2005 - 10:16 AM

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Especially the brined Thanksgiving bird.
Best. Turkey. Ever.

Amen! All hail the cooking god, Alton Brown! I've been a huge fan ever since I discovered his Brined Turkey recipe while searching for new things for the big day about 4 years ago.

As much as I love AB, I get a kick out of his supporting players like W (what ever happened to W?), Marsha, Chuck, Mad French Chef, Deb, Shirley and little Elton.
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#16 of 32 Kevin Hewell

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Posted July 28 2005 - 10:26 AM

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As much as I love AB, I get a kick out of his supporting players like W (what ever happened to W?)


You didn't know that W was a robot?

(Check out the ep where they are snowed in to get that.)

#17 of 32 Jeff Gatie

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Posted July 28 2005 - 10:56 AM

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Check out the ep where they are snowed in to get that.


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Posted July 28 2005 - 11:01 AM

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#19 of 32 Garrett Lundy

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Posted July 28 2005 - 11:33 AM

This thread is not only entertaining and informative, its also Good Eats! (Doot doot do doot do doot do)
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#20 of 32 Steve Berger

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Posted July 28 2005 - 12:11 PM

Unless your cable is different than mine, they show "Good Eats" Monday through Friday at 6:00 (CDT) as well as the late versions. In the last few months, I've gotten all but 20 episodes recorded. They were also showing 4 episodes over the weekend for a while but not now. Forced to do my own cooking I can use all the help I can get.


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