'Chewing the Fat' on Serious Eats

Video: Alton Brown's 5 Essential Pieces of Kitchen Equipment

Now that it's a new year, we're on our way to becoming our best, healthiest, most organized selves. For those looking to simplify their kitchens, we gladly present: Alton Brown's five essential pieces of kitchen equipment. In our latest episode of the Chewing the Fat video series, TV personality and food science whiz Alton Brown (Good Eats, Iron Chef America) elaborates on quite the interesting hit-list, including a few "essentials" many might not include. More

Chewing the Fat: Batali and Bourdain on Paris Hilton

Mario Batali and Tony Bourdain are a couple of champion fat chewers who know and like and respect each other a great deal, so we thought why not bring them together for the next set of Chewing the Fat episodes. Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain discuss what they like to order then they eat out at restaurants and the tastiest cuts of meat. What does this have to do with Paris Hilton? Watch the video to find out. The new season of Tony's show No Reservations airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on the Travel Channel. Mario's show, Spain...On the Road Again, co-starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Bittman, continues on PBS.... More

Chewing the Fat: Batali and Bourdain on Essential Ingredients

Mario Batali and Tony Bourdain are a couple of champion fat chewers who know and like and respect each other a great deal, so we thought why not bring them together for the next set of Chewing the Fat episodes. Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain discuss their four essential ingredients. What are yours? The new season of Tony's show No Reservations airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on the Travel Channel. Mario's show, Spain...On the Road Again, co-starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Bittman, continues on PBS.... More

Chewing the Fat: Batali and Bourdain on the Poop Chute

Mario Batali and Tony Bourdain are a couple of champion fat chewers who know and like and respect each other a great deal, so we thought why not bring them together for the next set of Chewing the Fat episodes. Bourdain talks about some of the job hazards of shooting No Reservations, like eating "the last foot of poop chute of a wart hog," served medium-rare and "seven-foot long guinea worms." The new season of Tony's show No Reservations airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on the Travel Channel. Mario's show, Spain...On the Road Again, co-starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Bittman, continues on PBS.... More

Chewing the Fat: Batali and Bourdain on Sex

Mario Batali and Tony Bourdain are a couple of champion fat chewers who know and like and respect each other a great deal, so we thought why not bring them together for the next set of Chewing the Fat episodes. Food and Sex: Church and State? Batali and Bourdain discuss. What say you, serious eaters? [Possibly NSFW conversation after the jump]. The new season of Tony's show No Reservations airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on the Travel Channel. Mario's show, Spain...On the Road Again, co-starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Bittman, continues on PBS.... More

Chewing the Fat: Batali and Bourdain on Baby Food

Mario Batali and Tony Bourdain are a couple of champion fat chewers who know and like and respect each other a great deal, so we thought why not bring them together for the next set of Chewing the Fat episodes. So what kind of delicious eats does a dad like Tony Bourdain raise his baby daughter on? Find out in this week's webisode. We'll give you a hint: wild boar is on the menu, horse meat is not. The new season of Tony's show No Reservations airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on the Travel Channel. Mario's show, Spain...On the Road Again, co-starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Bittman, continues on PBS.... More

Chewing the Fat: Alton Brown on Luxembourg Noodles

When I made a list of interesting people I wanted to interview on camera for a series called Chewing the Fat, Alton Brown was at the top of the list. I have always found Alton to be interesting, provocative, smart, and funny, so we were thrilled when Alton agreed to do it. Who did we get to shoot, direct, and edit the Alton videos? None other than Hamburger America director and author George Motz. I'd never even heard of Luxembourg noodles until Alton Brown shared this story with us, but I sure do love the idea of noodles, crackers, and butter. The Feasting on Asphalt DVDs are available at Foodnetwork.com and the book is available at Amazon.com.... More

Chewing the Fat: Alton Brown on Eating with Strangers

When I made a list of interesting people I wanted to interview on camera for a series called Chewing the Fat, Alton Brown was at the top of the list. I have always found Alton to be interesting, provocative, smart, and funny, so we were thrilled when Alton agreed to do it. Who did we get to shoot, direct, and edit the Alton videos? None other than Hamburger America director and author George Motz. This webisode finds Alton musing about what's it like when he's on the road shooting, talking, and eating with strangers. As he says, food connects all of us. Much food for thought, Alton. The Feasting on Asphalt DVDs are available at Foodnetwork.com and the book is... More

Chewing the Fat: Alton Brown on Pie

With the holiday season upon us we thought it would be righteous to have Alton weighing in on one of our all time Serious Eats favorite subjects, pie. Needless to say, he shares our reverence for a great piece of pie and the piemakers that make them. More

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