If there is any one show that combines comedy, cooking, culture and the very basics of cooking with the complexity of science, its Good Eats with Alton Brown. I never heard of any TV series make it past 9 seasons, but this one made it through 14 seasons. Even if you don’t cook, can’t cook or don’t even want to cook, you can learn a lot here, from history to culture, and if nothing else, its a very entertaining half hour.
This show originated on The Food Network in 1999 but I recently re-discoverd it on the Cooking Channel. It gives you all the information you need to know about any single food or drink including its history, anthropology and place in pop culture. The scientific aspect of it might be more than you wish to know or even comprehend. But it all starts to make sense when you see the mistakes you have made, and even most of the places you been to. This sheds light on those mistakes and why and how to make your favorite food and drink better.
With 244 Episodes, its hard to imagine he has not covered a type of food, cuisine, ethnic eats, time period or even drinks you would not be interested in. Seriously, you have to watch this and you can even do it online for free here: www.cookingchanneltv.com/shows/good-eats.html
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