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Old 08-17-2011, 04:35 AM   #1
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Good Eats - Season One

I picked up Season One for $15 at Target. I forgot how much I loved this show (Comcast removed Food Network from my cable tier, though I still get Travel Channel, and therefore Anthony Bourdain!).

Anyways, fun things:

Episode One: Steak! And cast iron skillets! Smart opener for the series. I love how he does part of the show about the food and part about how to cure and use cast iron.

Episode Two: Potatoes! The mandolin slicer! Alton really knows what Americans eat . At least he's covered two of my favorite foods so far. I don't have a mandolin, but I think I need one. It would definitely make making scalloped potatoes easier.

xxx That's where I'm at, so far.

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Old 08-17-2011, 06:06 AM   #2
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The DVDs are great to have!!! I picked up a box-lot of the different themed ones a few years ago off eBay.
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:54 AM   #3
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Yeah, I like boxed sets too. I found and purchased the complete set of Faulty Towers (staring John Cleese) on DVD.
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Episode 3: Eggs! Using a wood file for zesting! Pretty interesting episode. I make a lot of eggs at home, and I will have to try his over-easy technique.
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Old 08-20-2011, 04:15 AM   #5
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Episode 4: Salads! And salad spinners! Pretty cool episode. He covers what to look for at the grocery store, or better yet, the local farm stand. How to tear lettuce, though he chops certain kinds, because it won't affect them. A nice presentation of the original caesar's salad. I mostly knew everything he covered except for the caesar's salad history, but it was still interesting.

Episode 5: Chicken! The roaster! Mise en place! Interesting episode. Lots about what chickens to get, how to spice and how to butterfly them so they cook better. I don't really make chicken at home, but it was cool. I like that he harps on food safety and washing your hands.
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Episode 6: Ice cream! The ice cream turner! I have no intention of ever making ice cream at home, so this was mainly just an informative but useless episode. Alton did cover what to look for when buying ice cream (low air, high fat, few preservatives), so that was helpful. I liked his bit on the vanilla bean. I didn't know it was such a delicate flower, as far as pollination goes. Pretty cool stuff!
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Episode 6: Ice cream! The ice cream turner! I have no intention of ever making ice cream at home, so this was mainly just an informative but useless episode. Alton did cover what to look for when buying ice cream (low air, high fat, few preservatives), so that was helpful. I liked his bit on the vanilla bean. I didn't know it was such a delicate flower, as far as pollination goes. Pretty cool stuff!
Actually making ice cream at home can be fun and a treat. This is the episode that got me to buy a small ice cream maker like the one he used. You can make frozen yogurt too.
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Episode 7: Biscuits! Flour! Baking Soda! Very cool episode. Alton had his grandmother on with him, and they both made their own version of biscuits. The info on flour and baking soda was also really nice.
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Episode 7: Biscuits! Flour! Baking Soda! Very cool episode. Alton had his grandmother on with him, and they both made their own version of biscuits. The info on flour and baking soda was also really nice.
Alton's is the only biscuit recipe I use now. They always turn out right.
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I'll be trying them sometime in the near future. I love biscuits!
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