Like many of you, I’m a fan of Alton Brown, who we see regularly on “Good Eats” on the Food Network. I especially like the way he incorporates chemistry and the science of cooking into his shows. He’s been called the “Mr. Wizard” of cooking, and often uses interesting camera angles to explain how things cook. It’s a quirky but fun show that has me hooked.
On a trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, I got a chance to meet Alton and have my pictured taken with him at a book signing. Here’s the photo from that event. Alton, we’re on a first-name basis, appears every May at the Aquarium’s “Cooking for Solutions” gala.
When we saw him, he even put on scuba gear and ventured into the giant kelp tank in the Aquarium to give one of his lessons. His biography says he did his first scuba dive at age 12 in the Bahamas, and was introduced to the oceans by watching episodes of Jacques Cousteau.
Good Eats is celebrating its 10th anniversary and the Food Network and Alton Brown are planning a special show to mark this special anniversary. The taping is Aug. 29 and six lucky people can win a drawing to be part of the show, which is being taped in Atlanta.
I wanted to share this experience with you and wonder what food shows you like. There are a number of good ones on the Food Network. My family likes “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,”although it bugs us when host Guy Fieri wears his sunglasses backwards on his head. Can't he just take them off or put them in his pocket?