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Tuesday, August 10, 2004

downtown, alton brown


so, there's this guy i like on television.

not being one to really watch television (or eat half the things he makes on said digibox), i'm not sure where all this has stemmed from. but, there's this guy, and that's that.

his show is on the food channel and it's called "good eats". his name is alton. yes, i know that's an odd name (and now that i think of it, i also know that i am not gay), but his last name helps to ground him, "brown". yes, alton brown is my television superhunk. he is my daytime television, my wife's late-night insanity, and my "i'm not really sure when his show is on television because i watch the box so infrequently and have only seen 3 or 4 episodes as it turns out anyways" guy.

yes, it's true. i've only seen his show a few times. but from the first time out, i was hooked. even when he was cooking meat (which i'm not too keen on for those who don't know). his entire episode on toast made me want to eat an entire loaf of the flaky stuff. an entire episode on nuts where a puppet squirrel kept stealing them all? brilliant.

i think his show reminds me of the kids shows i used to watch when i was a kid and less critical than i am now. those shows where you just sit back, learn something, and have fun (like i used to do with sesame street - i'd recite the french things they talked about until i was promptly put "outside to play" by whomever had the misfortune to be watching me that day).

a week ago, i discovered a link to his web site from a forgotten source and hit it up right away. i checked out his "must have" list, his entire blog (in which there is a double-post, alton), and have safely stayed away from the alton-gear hiding in the shopping section of the site. i am keen to add items from his must have list to my amazon wishlist despite the fact that i cook very rarely (well, anything not pre-packaged, that is).

i've been watching the food channel for a month or so lately and i am a fan of about 3 or 4 shows (christina cushing can blow it out her arse, by the by), but alton tops my cake. this channel has given me a new perspective on life with some new ideas on food.

i've made the jalepno grilled cheese, the (failed) vegetable stew, the (succeeded) toasted bread, nut-based trail mixes, moy's (hella-successful) hallowe'en nachos, and that's about it. i'm keen to try other things and get my hands messy, but time just does not permit. that, or i'm having too difficult a time coming up with things to make during the day (driving to the market after work on the scooter - an ultra-trendy activity - is not a problem at all. i go right past it on my way home).

it's funny, mom, because i watch the food channel whenever i turn on the television (and if i see a familiar face there), and i can't seem to recall any recipies or things made to make myself.

anyways, yes mom, i am still happily married to the niffer and she is HellaBoss. yes mom, i am eating all my vegetables, and yes mom, this mr. brown thing is a phase that i will grown out of.

i hope.



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