Spotlight: Alton Brown

I decided to do a new style of post. I’m calling it the Spotlight. I’ll be using to do share information about small businesses I’ve discovered and love, celebrities I respect, careers I’m interested in, and other subjects when they interest me.

Today’s post is the first spotlight, and it will be on Celebrity Food Network star and author, Alton Brown.

Who: Alton Brown

Career/Occupation:

TV personality, celebrity chef, author…among other talents

Authored Books:

I’m Just Here for the Food: Food + Heat = Cooking by Alton Brown

Alton Brown’s Gear for Your Kitchen by Alton Brown

I’m Just Here for the Food: Kitchen User’s Manual by Alton Brown

I’m Just Here for the Food: Cook’s Notes by Alton Brown

I’m Just Here for More Food: Food x Mixing + Heat = Baking by Alton Brown

Feasting on Asphalt: The River Run by Alton Brown

Good Eats: The Early Years by Alton Brown

Good Eats: The Middle Years by Alton Brown

Good Eats: The Later Years by Alton Brown

Alton books

(These are the three that I own.)

Articles:

Bazilian, E. (2012). Alton Brown. Adweek, 53(28), 50.

Brown, A. (2014, January 21). He’s Traveling in First Class, but He’ll Still Look at Your Recipe. New York Times, p. B4(L). Retrieved from http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/ovic/NewsDetailsPage/NewsDetailsWindow?failOverType=&query=&prodId=&windowstate=normal&contentModules=&display-query=&mode=view&displayGroupName=News&dviSelectedPage=&limiter=&currPage=&disableHighlighting=&displayGroups=&sortBy=&zid=&search_within_results=&p=OVIC&action=e&catId=&activityType=&scanId=&documentId=GALE%7CA356091821&source=Bookmark&u=lincclin_pcc&jsid=8869edf5341e1dbb81488b326343bee6

Brown, A. (2014). Liven Up Leftovers. Men’s Health, 29(3), 96.

Colarusso, L. M. (2012). An Ode to ‘Good Eats’. Newsweek, 159(7), 59.

Friedlander, W. (2013). Nets’ Social Studies. Variety320(11), 26.

Holmes, E. (2013, December 11). With the Gift of 150 Bow Ties, TV Foodie Becomes Enthusiast. Wall Street Journal – Eastern Edition. p. D3.

Mowry, L. (2014). Hometown Hideaway. Atlanta53(11), 58.

Websites:

Personal Website www.altonbrown.com

Food Network Chefs Page http://www.foodnetwork.com/chefs/alton-brown.html

Wikipedia entry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alton_Brown#Bibliography

TV/Movies:

Good Eats (1998-2012) (shown on Food Network Netflix)

Iron Chef America

Feasting on Asphalt (2007)

Feasting on Asphalt-Waves (2008) (episodes available on FoodNetwork.com)

Cutthroat Kitchen (2013) (shown on Food Network and Netflix)

The Alton Browncast (podcast) http://altonbrown.com/altonblog/the-alton-browncast-podcast/

AB/TV https://www.youtube.com/altonbrown

What I like about this person:

Alton never claims to be a professional chef. I like that he breaks cooking down scientifically (I spent a lot of after school time in my mom’s science lab) and never makes you feel like you wouldn’t be able to do what he’s doing in your own kitchen. His shows are quirky, fun to watch, and I always learn something from them.

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12 Responses to Spotlight: Alton Brown

  1. I’ve never heard of Alton Brown but I think I’m going to check this guy out. Then maybe I can learn to cook 🙂

  2. I love him!!! One of my favs. All you have to say is Alton Brown and I’m there!

  3. Alana says:

    Love Alton Brown! His Guacamole Recipe always gets me compliments .

  4. Sandy KS says:

    I have never heard of Alton Brown. He seems to be a very accomplish man.

  5. Coool! I am so gonna check him out, thanks for sharing 🙂

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