One of my favorite men... no - it's not what you think it is, but rather, a posting dedicated to rambling about a great culinary genius...
If you haven't had the pleasure of watching the tv cooking show "Good Eats"(food tv wednesdays at 20:30 - or sundays 15:00 MST) allow me to introduce you. Good Eats is a cooking show like no other. Hosted by its creator and writer, Alton Brown, the show combines the likes of the History Channel, Discovery Channel, Bill Nye the Science Guy and a pinch of VH1 all rolled into one great half hour.
Not only is he super intelligent, but also hilarious. It's his bizarre way of conducting his show that I love, plus he has the best cookware / ways of using stuff - EVER. Case in point, his measure cups / plunger thingys, and his affinity for creating multitaskers out of all kitchen equipment - after all the only uni-tasker allowed in the kitchen is our friend the fire extinguisher.
In many ways he is the perfect mix of what a guy should be - funny, smart, good in the kitchen, full of suprises (I especially love suprises!), but still loves to play with fire and create wacky stuff. Who else could devote a whole show to peas, keep me interested, let alone make me want to eat all of his concoctions? Who I ask you? Who?
Alton Brown - that's who.... (plus, he uses the word - thusly - I just love it!)
In any case his show is highly entertaining, even the show titles are crazy, he features such classics as: Art of Darkness, Pantry Raid, The Choke's on you, or who could forget the Cookie Raid or the great Deep Space Slime
I think I may have to go on a petit shopping spree and purchase all the wacky fun stuff I can - so I can just like AB (he even has DVDs!)
Happy Cooking to all!
His wicked cool stand mixer
(I love the flames)
His super awesome
plunger / measure cup doodads