Could you make a souffle after following a recipe for an omelette? Alton Brown sure hopes so: he doesn't just want to take you to Omeletteville, he wants to take you to a place where you can survey the recipe landscape around you. That's how you know it's a great recipe.

In our latest episode of the Chewing the Fat video series, TV personality and food science whiz Alton Brown (Good Eats, Iron Chef America) discusses how recipes "work" with Chief Creative Officer and Food Lab columnist J. Kenji López-Alt.

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[Videography: Jessica Leibowitz; Doodles: Robyn Lee]

Stay tuned for more Alton Brown videos in the coming weeks!

Where do you find the best-written recipes? What do you think makes them so good?

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About the videographer: Jessica Leibowitz is in charge of all things video at Serious Eats. Follow more of her adventures at mycameraeatsfood.com, or on Twitter at @photo_delicious.

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