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Old 08-23-2009, 08:22 AM   #201
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I like Alton's show but I'm not sure his material is original. A lot of the time, it sounds like he's quoting from On Food and Cooking by Harold McGee.
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Old 08-23-2009, 08:25 AM   #202
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Well I don't know about quoting it, but he absolutely does take information from Mr McGee. He mentions that every once in a while. I am happy he does because that is a great source of excellent information.
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Well I don't know about quoting it, but he absolutely does take information from Mr McGee. He mentions that every once in a while. I am happy he does because that is a great source of excellent information.
yes, Dr. McGee is, and Brown takes so much material from Shirley Corriher that he has her on his show popping up to dispense her wisdom. Or at least, he used to. I haven't watched his show in ages. I find him irritating.

Alton Brown also is not a chef. Graduating from culinary school (which he did) does not make one a chef.

He's a pretty good actor who has found his niche. I don't fault him for that one bit, but I don't care to watch him.
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Well said June!
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yes, Dr. McGee is, and Brown takes so much material from Shirley Corriher that he has her on his show popping up to dispense her wisdom. Or at least, he used to. I haven't watched his show in ages. I find him irritating.

Alton Brown also is not a chef. Graduating from culinary school (which he did) does not make one a chef.

He's a pretty good actor who has found his niche. I don't fault him for that one bit, but I don't care to watch him.
I'd call Alton the "Mr Wizard" for foodies.
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I'd call Alton the "Mr Wizard" for foodies.
I liked Mister Wizard, He was very cool and he all ways had cool robots.
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Somebody voted for Jacques Pepin, and I heartily agree. Julia Child was/is iconic. Watching her on TV inspired me to buy her book MAOFC, (ya'll know that one), then teach myself to cook with that book. But, also liked Pierre Franey, who is no longer with us, Sara Molton, a protege of Child's and Alan Harding who had a show called "Cookin in Brooklyn," on the Discovery Channel. Dunno what happened to him, but he was funny, talented, and innovative.

Enough of this geezing. I also enjoy Ina Garten's books.

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Somebody voted for Jacques Pepin, and I heartily agree. Julia Child was/is iconic. Watching her on TV inspired me to buy her book MAOFC, (ya'll know that one), then teach myself to cook with that book. But, also liked Pierre Franey, who is no longer with us, Sara Molton, a protege of Child's and Alan Harding who had a show called "Cookin in Brooklyn," on the Discovery Channel. Dunno what happened to him, but he was funny, talented, and innovative.

Enough of this geezing. I also enjoy Ina Garten's books.

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Why does Sara Molton sound so vaguely familiar?
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Ah yes, I always fancied her!


I used to watch her a lot, then she poofed from the foodnetwork lines up!
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