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2012-11-29 12:14:02 PM
I love how he fails to explain what about the show "nearly killed" him. It seems like a melodramatic quote to get the attention of someone, so he could test the waters on his potential online venture.
 
2012-11-29 12:27:44 PM
I loved the first 4-5 seasons of that show. Very informative. Then it just seemed to get boring. Really liked the Science aspect though.
 
2012-11-29 12:31:45 PM

Gig103: I love how he fails to explain what about the show "nearly killed" him.


Pretty much implied that it was the 13 years of working that schedule.
 
2012-11-29 01:18:05 PM

Gig103: I love how he fails to explain what about the show "nearly killed" him. It seems like a melodramatic quote to get the attention of someone, so he could test the waters on his potential online venture.



He said it was working 80% of his waking hours on it.  Not a specific incident or anything.  Although the way its phrased I, too, thought that was where they were going.
 
2012-11-29 01:40:23 PM

Gig103: I love how he fails to explain what about the show "nearly killed" him. It seems like a melodramatic quote to get the attention of someone, so he could test the waters on his potential online venture.



He had a rather dramatic weightloss towards the end of that show and everyone assumed he was deathly ill.  Apparently it was simply a low-carb diet.
 
2012-11-29 02:04:11 PM

bob_ross: I loved the first 4-5 seasons of that show. Very informative. Then it just seemed to get boring. Really liked the Science aspect though.


I've started watching America's Test Kitchen on PBS. Similar shows, they explain the science behind each procedure and why it works...and why your method fails. More focus on cooking, less on entertainment.
 
2012-11-29 02:05:24 PM
Half of the recipes suck but the methods of cooking are awesome. Tweak his ingredients as necessary, eat well.
 
2012-11-29 02:07:07 PM
"For 13 solid years, I spent 80 percent of my waking hours on planet Earth either thinking about, researching, writing, shooting or editing 'Good Eats.' It also nearly killed me."

I'll read that with a pinch of kosher salt.
 
2012-11-29 02:08:02 PM
Should have stopped around season 8 or 9, maybe as late as 10. I was a huge fan of that show, but he kind of ran out of premises.
 
2012-11-29 02:11:34 PM

ChrisDe: bob_ross: I loved the first 4-5 seasons of that show. Very informative. Then it just seemed to get boring. Really liked the Science aspect though.

I've started watching America's Test Kitchen on PBS. Similar shows, they explain the science behind each procedure and why it works...and why your method fails. More focus on cooking, less on entertainment.


I like the printed magazine where the authors detail each failure and misstep that leads to the final recipe. Much like experimental science, without the "scrounge for grants" part.
 
2012-11-29 02:11:52 PM

brap: He had a rather dramatic weightloss towards the end of that show and everyone assumed he was deathly ill.  Apparently it was simply a low-carb diet.


He talked about the diet on the show in the last season.
 
2012-11-29 02:12:08 PM
I can't believe it was 13 years. You could tell he was passionate about what he was doing and it made the show fun to watch.
But instead of nearly killing himself, it would have made his life a whole lot easier if he just was a hot female in a very low v-neck top, grasping a mixing spoon or whisk and shaking her breasts side to side. That's Good Eats!
 
2012-11-29 02:14:05 PM
Eh if he's the type of person who obsesses over his work like that, how is the next thing going to be different? For that matter how is Iron Chef different or hosting every crappy reality show Food Network any easier on him?

/he sounded a little melodramatic
//love Good Eats
 
2012-11-29 02:14:06 PM
I was always a big fan of AB and good eats, as well as the Feasting on ... shows. He has a knack for putting together good, informative and fun shows. I'm over the whole Iron Chef thing, so I don't see him much any more, and definitely miss new episodes of Good Eats.
 
2012-11-29 02:14:56 PM
"Alton isn't no Paula Dean."  Lol! 
 
It did get repeatitive, but I loved that show and his lack of ability on motorcycles.
 
The America's series on PBS is nice but doesn't have zing.
 
2012-11-29 02:16:47 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-29 02:18:13 PM
I went to a speaking of his once a few years back, and it was kind of boring. His observations of what is trending in food was that people are buying ready made food i.e. frozen pizzas, soups/stews etc and are adding things to them to bulk up the volume and to add a pizazz to them. NSS. I've been doing that forever, sometimes it's the only way to make a boring, but cheap frozen pizza taste good.
 
2012-11-29 02:22:47 PM

LeroyBourne: I went to a speaking of his once a few years back, and it was kind of boring. His observations of what is trending in food was that people are buying ready made food i.e. frozen pizzas, soups/stews etc and are adding things to them to bulk up the volume and to add a pizazz to them. NSS. I've been doing that forever, sometimes it's the only way to make a boring, but cheap frozen pizza taste good.


There's going to be some point in time where I realize the amount of time I take 'pizazzing' my ready made foods is equal to the time and money I could spend making the same dish from scratch better, with better ingredients. I'm not there yet, but I do make a mean pre-re-processed mac & cheese.
 
2012-11-29 02:25:57 PM

Fear_and_Loathing: "Alton isn't no Paula Dean."  Lol! 
 
It did get repeatitive, but I loved that show and his lack of ability on motorcycles.
 
The America's series on PBS is nice but doesn't have zing.


You haven't seen Yvonne ruperti yet. Yowza.
 
2012-11-29 02:28:18 PM
I always found Alton Brown to be mildly annoying, but his show was informative enough for me to get past it.
 
2012-11-29 02:33:38 PM

0x1a4: I always found Alton Brown to be mildly annoying, but his show was informative enough for me to get past it.


Just buy his cookbooks from the Show. He tells you how to make the recipes, and you can skip the stores.
 
2012-11-29 02:37:32 PM

downstairs: Gig103: I love how he fails to explain what about the show "nearly killed" him. It seems like a melodramatic quote to get the attention of someone, so he could test the waters on his potential online venture.


He said it was working 80% of his waking hours on it.  Not a specific incident or anything.  Although the way its phrased I, too, thought that was where they were going.


As someone who runs 2 online businesses through the hellhole known as Ebay, I know exactly what he's talking about.
 
2012-11-29 02:38:06 PM

ChrisDe: bob_ross: I loved the first 4-5 seasons of that show. Very informative. Then it just seemed to get boring. Really liked the Science aspect though.

I've started watching America's Test Kitchen on PBS. Similar shows, they explain the science behind each procedure and why it works...and why your method fails. More focus on cooking, less on entertainment.


These are my two favorite food shows.

ATK and Good Eats are, essentially, how I got started in the kitchen when I quit smoking. These two shows are about 2/3rds of the core science and art of cooking that I use, in some way, every single time I step into the kitchen to make something.

AB has a more entertaining and funny ways of describing things for 'others' to get, like the ice ducks example, or the remote controlled car and bowling pins for baking.

But I like ATKs methods of cooking and demonstrations a bit more. The pan seared strip steaks and chicken breasts are two AWESOME examples of this that I still use weekly at my house. The family loves those dishes!
 
2012-11-29 02:53:51 PM
I thought the story would be about Mike Rowe's new show...
 
2012-11-29 02:53:57 PM
Don't let your job kill you. Let your hobbies kill you.
 
2012-11-29 02:54:45 PM
The Good Eats reruns suck. They show the same 20 episodes over and over again. Speaking for someone who missed most of the show the first time around, I wish they would just show the episodes chronologically. We could all learn so much.
 
2012-11-29 02:58:13 PM
I thought Good Eats got old after a while, but he was usually entertaining.

/His guest spot on Mythbusters was very fun to watch.
 
2012-11-29 02:58:20 PM
Turns out Brown's kind of a dick 

(long-ish but interesting)
 
2012-11-29 03:02:42 PM
Awwwww, did having a job for 15 years, on TV, where you made food all day almost kill you?

pbpl.physics.ucla.edu

Well, the world needs ditch diggers too, bub!
 
2012-11-29 03:04:08 PM
Good Eats was on at the perfect time of my life. The kids were younger and curious about cooking, it had that silly and sciency angle, and my wife got too hurt to cook, so I had to learn the basics, too.

/The ol' lady tried to get me to watch boring pretentious heifer on Barefoot Contessa and it almost made me give up entering the kitchen. I hate that show so much it pains my head.
 
2012-11-29 03:05:49 PM

Altman: The Good Eats reruns suck. They show the same 20 episodes over and over again. Speaking for someone who missed most of the show the first time around, I wish they would just show the episodes chronologically. We could all learn so much.


Here ya go. Have fun. Every Good Eats episode in order
 
2012-11-29 03:09:13 PM

fickenchucker: /The ol' lady tried to get me to watch boring pretentious heifer on Barefoot Contessa and it almost made me give up entering the kitchen. I hate that show so much it pains my head.


Really? BC wasn't bad at all. Her recipes actually worked too.
 
2012-11-29 03:11:43 PM

LeafyGreens: Turns out Brown's kind of a dick 

(long-ish but interesting)


that was fascinating - more so for the rejoinder by another lecture attendee. i knew AB was a born-again christian. i didn't know he was a republican (i find that hard to believe, as he cut his teeth as a cinematographer for georgia indie bands like REM and pylon.).

the side discussion about pork tenderloin sandwiches was interesting too.
 
2012-11-29 03:13:37 PM

The Troof hurts: Here ya go. Have fun. Every Good Eats episode in order


Cheers
 
2012-11-29 03:17:52 PM
He went Orson Wells on a TV cooking show for years and years. At one point it was a smooth operation, then he got a few years older and the intensity got over his ability to keep up.

He's established himself as a cooking show person, if not a chef, and is plenty qualified to be a voice now. He can back off and let other people direct and edit and cater.
 
2012-11-29 03:24:37 PM

Altman: The Troof hurts: Here ya go. Have fun. Every Good Eats episode in order

Cheers


Hey no worries. For some reason that link didn't work exactly right. On the left side click on "INDEX:Main" and that is all the links.
 
2012-11-29 03:29:58 PM
"For 13 solid years, I spent 80 percent of my waking hours on planet Earth either thinking about, researching, writing, shooting or editing 'Good Eats.' It also nearly killed me"

So basically you had an actual job for 13 years.

Eat a bag of dicks.
 
2012-11-29 03:31:30 PM

The Troof hurts: Hey no worries. For some reason that link didn't work exactly right. On the left side click on "INDEX:Main" and that is all the links.


I've had that link favorited for 2 years or so now. Most of the youtube links no longer work but you can just pop Good Eats "Episode Title" into the search box and you'll get to where you want to be.
 
2012-11-29 03:33:43 PM

Thank You Black Jesus!: Fear_and_Loathing: "Alton isn't no Paula Dean."  Lol! 
 
It did get repeatitive, but I loved that show and his lack of ability on motorcycles.
 
The America's series on PBS is nice but doesn't have zing.

You haven't seen Yvonne ruperti yet. Yowza.


She was only in 2 or so episodes.
 
2012-11-29 03:36:49 PM
www.createtv.com
 
2012-11-29 03:40:01 PM

Altman: The Good Eats reruns suck. They show the same 20 episodes over and over again. Speaking for someone who missed most of the show the first time around, I wish they would just show the episodes chronologically. We could all learn so much.


Check the youtube.
 
2012-11-29 03:43:41 PM

Nana's Vibrator: LeroyBourne: I went to a speaking of his once a few years back, and it was kind of boring. His observations of what is trending in food was that people are buying ready made food i.e. frozen pizzas, soups/stews etc and are adding things to them to bulk up the volume and to add a pizazz to them. NSS. I've been doing that forever, sometimes it's the only way to make a boring, but cheap frozen pizza taste good.

There's going to be some point in time where I realize the amount of time I take 'pizazzing' my ready made foods is equal to the time and money I could spend making the same dish from scratch better, with better ingredients. I'm not there yet, but I do make a mean pre-re-processed mac & cheese.


I use lite cream cheese.
/i sound like i could be fat, that's why i use lite cc
 
2012-11-29 03:44:08 PM

LeroyBourne: I went to a speaking of his once


A speaking, hey?
 
2012-11-29 03:44:55 PM
I'll miss W the most.
 
2012-11-29 03:48:24 PM
"Feasting On..." is some of the best TV ever produced. I say that without the least bit of irony or snark. I'm still hoping he'll do another season of it and travel US 1 from Maine to Key West.

The Great God Bourdain was recently in Atlanta filming an episode of "The Layover" and partnered up with Alton (a long-time Atlanta area resident) for a visit to some of Atlanta's seamier dives - including the world infamous Claremont Lounge.

I haven't met AB, but I do know a number of people who worked on "Good Eats" as part of the crew and as bit players in the skits. No one I've talked to corroborates the "Alton is a dick" sentiment. They say he was (is) a hard worker, and dedicated to putting out as perfect a product as possible.

And that's all I have to say about that.
 
2012-11-29 03:52:15 PM
Maybe it is because I am much further along in my culinary knowledge than what his show offers...but I have to ask: What's next? If he were to resurrect the show and continue on, what else would he cover?
 
2012-11-29 03:54:54 PM

brap: Gig103: I love how he fails to explain what about the show "nearly killed" him. It seems like a melodramatic quote to get the attention of someone, so he could test the waters on his potential online venture.


He had a rather dramatic weightloss towards the end of that show and everyone assumed he was deathly ill.  Apparently it was simply a low-carb diet.


It wasn't low carb. It was cut out all the crap and excess.
 
2012-11-29 03:56:34 PM

Nana's Vibrator: I can't believe it was 13 years. You could tell he was passionate about what he was doing and it made the show fun to watch.
But instead of nearly killing himself, it would have made his life a whole lot easier if he just was a hot female in a very low v-neck top, grasping a mixing spoon or whisk and shaking her breasts side to side. That's Good Eats!


The only reason I ever watch Giada. When the wife walks into the room I say something like "hey we need to get some marzipan so we can make this recipe too!"

She's not fooled.
 
2012-11-29 03:56:59 PM

TigerzDad: "Feasting On..." is some of the best TV ever produced. I say that without the least bit of irony or snark. I'm still hoping he'll do another season of it and travel US 1 from Maine to Key West.

The Great God Bourdain was recently in Atlanta filming an episode of "The Layover" and partnered up with Alton (a long-time Atlanta area resident) for a visit to some of Atlanta's seamier dives - including the world infamous Claremont Lounge.

I haven't met AB, but I do know a number of people who worked on "Good Eats" as part of the crew and as bit players in the skits. No one I've talked to corroborates the "Alton is a dick" sentiment. They say he was (is) a hard worker, and dedicated to putting out as perfect a product as possible.

And that's all I have to say about that.


However everybody who I've ever talked to who has had even the slightest contact with Martha Stewart confirms she's a biatch
 
2012-11-29 03:57:32 PM
He needs to do one or two more Feasting series. Loved them, though waves was very subpar.
 
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