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Alton Brown
Montpelier, '97
Creator and Host of the Good Eats program on the Food Network.

Pop culture, cooking science, comedy, and plain good eating: that's what Alton Brown and his show, Good Eats, are all about. Now in its sixth season on the Food Network (click here for a schedule), Good Eats is a unique brew of goofy humor, serious science, and passion for simple good food in all its forms. His new cookbook, I'm Just Here for the Food, is an extension of his philosophy that Food + Heat = Cooking.

Alton on NECI:
"When I came up with the idea for Good Eats, I was directing commercials for a living, not cooking, so I figured I needed to get some serious learnin'. That's what New England Culinary Institute is. It was like going to medical school for two years. If you're considering a culinary education, give these folks a call before you make your move."

Click here to see and hear Alton talk about NECI.
Click here to download a copy of Alton's article in the Burlington Free Press.
Alton on cooking tools:
"Thermometers are tools, as are your tongue, nose, and fingers. Your brain is also a tool, so don't run with scissors (or knives), and think before you cook."

Alton on technique:
"Slicing a warm slab of bacon is a lot like giving a ferret a shave. No matter how careful you are somebody's going to get hurt."

For more wit and wisdom from Alton, you can visit www.altonbrown.com or www.foodtv.com.

Good Eats airs Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. and 12 a.m., Saturdays at 9:30 a.m., 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. and Sundays at 6:30 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. All times ET.


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