Edited by Bastet Esq, Oct 28, 2012 @ 3:51 PM.
Posted Oct 28, 2012 @ 3:33 PM
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Posted Nov 17, 2012 @ 8:52 PM
Apparently when Alton was in San Francisco back in March, he took his family to the MB studios and they had a great time.
Posted Nov 17, 2012 @ 10:12 PM
He didn't do his Green Bean Casserole although mentioned it while showing the spread he was going to have.
They truly are the Best Ever GBC - highly recommend. I've been making them for several years and they are real and a hit. Easy breezy and no canned soup. I developed an adversion to canned mushroom soup (celery or chicken ok). So glad I did = fresh, fresh, fresh. Although I use canned onions from TJ's.
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Posted Jul 6, 2013 @ 3:14 AM
And now the Browncast is out! The first 2 episodes are up, and it's not too bad. It's AB talking food news (a lot of which he posts on his blog), interviewing food celebrities (episode 2: Bobby Flay), and then the interesting part. They've set it up so that you can "call in" during a recording of an episode (probably Skype or some equivalent) and AB will answer questions from the call-in guests Typically suggestions for what or how to cook with a certain ingredient, like squid or crab.
Plus in episode one, a guest calls in for advice on how to make a web-series cooking show, and AB mentions he's working on his own.
Posted Aug 19, 2013 @ 2:02 PM
I recently caught the BBQ hour long episode he did where he demonstrated how to rig a gas grill, a charcoal grill, and a homemade setup into decent home smokers.
As I had recently caught a couple episodes of BBQ Pitmasters, I had the dumb idea in my head that I should be smoking meat in my backyard, so Alton's gas grill rig was exactly what I needed to get motivated.
As it turns out, it is not perfect, but it works really well! I've done chicken a couple times, pork loin, ribs, and butt with various levels of success. The biggest issue is just experience with understanding how long things actually take. The chicken was excellent, but the breasts were over-done because I didn't check them fast enough. The wings and legs however, were the best BBQ chicken I've ever had. Not made. Had. The ribs were great, and could have been even better if I had started them earlier. The butt was for pulled pork, but I didn't give it enough time again. I had to feed the kids, and took it off the grill about an hour before it would have been fall-apart tender. It still pulled okay and tasted great.
Good eats was a great show. Not every episode was something I would use, but his method of teaching always allowed me to apply his lessons to something I wanted to do.
Edited by JTMacc99, Aug 19, 2013 @ 2:04 PM.
Posted Dec 5, 2013 @ 12:42 PM
I tried Alton's green bean casserole recipe for Thanksgiving. The white sauce came out great, the casserole came together fine.. but the onions, rather than baking to a nice golden brown and all that, mostly just burned to the extent that I had to throw out the cookie sheet rather than try to separate it from the onion-shaped carbon squiggles. So I'd definitely use canned onions if I were to try that one again, which to be honest I probably won't.
So that was a fail, but I've been making variations on his fruitcake recipe for years and it's amazing and highly anticipated by my friends, or so they claim.
Not sure if I want to go to Alton's tour, which is coming through town next month, as post-GE I've found him increasingly personally off-putting, but I'm still considering it.
Posted Dec 5, 2013 @ 7:16 PM
I miss Good Eats. I tried the podcast back in summer but abandoned it when Alton started making sloppy chewing noises into his mic when he tasted something. I always mean to check back in and see if he's stopped doing that, but just can't be bothered. I don't know if it's him or me, but I just don't like him as well in any setting other than Good Eats.