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Old 08-03-2006, 02:57 PM   #31
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He is, and has won the James Beard Award NUMEROUS times. Although his emphasis is on molecular gastronomy, I like his aproach on cooking and fundamentals.
He's won JB awards for writing cookbooks. That does not necessarily make him a "chef".

I know how popular this will make me but I think he is a hopeless twit. I cannot stand his mugging and the quick and silly camera angles he uses to fill up time and supposedly elucidate his gastornomic stuff.
Apparently one of the places on Saturday was in our city. He has been here as part of a culinary arts week-end--with Sara Moulton--several years ago. A friend said "He sure is a put down artist".
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Old 08-03-2006, 03:02 PM   #32
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He's won JB awards for writing cookbooks. That does not necessarily make him a "chef".

I know how popular this will make me but I think he is a hopeless twit. I cannot stand his mugging and the quick and silly camera angles he uses to fill up time.
You cannot deny his knowledge of food. I do remember the time on Iron Chef America (battle salmon) when he asked the challenger what the bottle of green liquid beside the sink was.

The challenger said "that's called soap!"
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Old 08-03-2006, 03:06 PM   #33
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The soap thing was the last week or so.
I won't deny his knowledge--but it doesn't make it any easier for me to watch him, so I don't.
I actually like him on Iron Chef because he is so normal looking, talking, and clothed.
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Old 08-03-2006, 03:07 PM   #34
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clothed.
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Boring show. Not impressed at all; kids thought it was some sort of science/history class.
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Old 08-03-2006, 05:10 PM   #36
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I really enjoy Alton, and this show is great. OK I am a motorcycle guy- and a food guy, and a science guy... go figure... I like his chops.

As for his education someone said he was culinary school grad... ok maybe so, but I also happen to have read his undergraduate degree was a dual major in food science and communications.

I like him.
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Old 08-03-2006, 07:04 PM   #37
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For those of you on Eastern Standard Time, the Alton Brown show that just started (7 p.m.) is the terrific one on garlic, where he's teaching a vampire how to use it!!

Defnitely one of the great episodes!!
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Old 08-04-2006, 08:58 AM   #38
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I actually like him on Iron Chef because he is so normal looking, talking, and clothed.
Explain? Was that a typo?
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Old 08-04-2006, 09:01 AM   #39
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Yeah I am really confused about that one too vagriller.

Gretchen have you seen him in his birthday suit or something?
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Old 08-05-2006, 08:40 AM   #40
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I had thought that "yet another travelogue" eating show would be somewhat better with AB as the host and creator. At least I wouln't have to listen to Rachel Ray's inane squeaky "how good does that look" - "how yummy does that look" - or ... ad nauseous infinitum .... smiley load of crap. A couple of years ago I could tune into the Food Network in the evening and get real "cooking" shows (like Cooking Live with Sarah Molton) ... now I get drivel I wouldn't watch on the travel channel!!!

AB was my last hope - well, him and the Dean boys ... but alas, drivel - pure drivel!!! When AB couldn't handle a pickled pig's foot (heck - I was eating them from a roadside stand on the way home from school when I was 10, with a RC Cola to wash it down) ... he lost my confidence in him really being a "Southern" boy. While Paula's kids are proving to be a little more intertaining than AB .. still just more travelogue drivel.

Thank heavens it's still baseball season so I have an interesting alternative!!!
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