Alton C. Brown
Date of birth:
July 30, 1962
Place: Los Angeles
, CA (I'm the only member of my family born outside of Georgia)
University of Georgia (Drama); New England Culinary Institute (Culinary Arts)
Favorite dishes for cooking:
(I like throwing dough around)
Smoked anything (caveman instinct
Fried green tomatoes
(because I've cracked the code)
s (any time, day or night)
Favorite dishes for eating:
es (preferably in a cobbler
Really great bread
Chicken or beef liver
(duck and rabbit livers are another matter)
(just on principle)
Things that are still moving (ditto)
es (my only enduring childhood food phobia
and my television
My wife and producer DeAnna; Patrick Matecat, the French chef who taught me how to taste my food.
There are only two kinds of food: good and bad. Also, all of life's big problems include the words "indictment
" or "inoperable
else is small stuff.
foodtv.com makes some headway
in the content deficit
on their website
with this tidbit
about one of America's most entertaining and intelligent chef
s. Alton Brown
, the writer
and star of Good Eats
, is a wizard
in the kitchen and has no fear about sharing his skills with others.
Armed with his wit and unique brand of mildly self-deprecating humor, he presents a new topic every week, sometimes inviting guest scientists on his show to deliver well-written niblets of information about how best to choose cookware, ingredients, and even tips on presentation.
Before you get the wrong idea, Alton Brown is nothing like Martha Stewart. He is irreverent, noisy, and has been known to cook a fish breakfast while lying on his stomach in his tent (the stove and cooking were all done just outside the tent...he stuck his head and shoulders out the open tent door. Honest.), something that you will never see from Emeril Lagasse or even Sara Moulton.
As an aside...he's also rather a hottie. Pity he's married.