Food For Thought

After a year or two ofdabbling I pretty much swore off Food Porn shows. They’re all pretty much the same, and the whole “foodie” culture has come to annoy the bejeebers out of me.

Since I stopped paying attention to the whole genre years ago, I wasn’t familiar with Food Network star Alton Brown.

Reading this profile in the NY Times, I wish I had encountered him earlier. He eschews “foodie” culture – at least partly on religious, as well as aesthetics, grounds – and is want to show businesses few “out” shooters.

It’s worth a quick read..

8 thoughts on “Food For Thought

  1. If you hunt around various streaming websites like, I’m sure you’ll be able to find his “Feasting On Asphalt” series’. In them, he rides a motorcycle from Coast to Coast in one series, and from N MN to New Orleans along the Mississippi river in another series. He stops at various holes in the wall along the way to experience local gourmet culture. Utterly fascinating.

  2. He is wildly entertaining. I used to watch his “Good Eats” show all the time. You must watch his treatment of deep fat frying a turkey. There have been moon shots planned with less care!

  3. Alton came first, though Feasting on Asphalt may be newer than DDD.
    If you get the Cooking Channel, Good Eats is on most nights. I’d buy it on DVD, but it’s release is weird.

  4. “Good Eats” was/is an incredibly good show. I remember the first time I saw it – flipping around TV on a Saturday evening just after our oldest was born and this guy says he’s going to teach about how to make gravy by showing you how to make a roux. Had me at gravy. I’ve seen nearly every episode and have a couple of his books.

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