Shortly after wrapping up production on the final episode of Good Eats, Alton Brown is on tour to promote his new book, Good Eats 3: The Later Years. We had a chance to sit down with him and talk about the show, his feelings about modernist cuisine, the social importance of food, and some very strange ice cream. Gummy bears, prunes, and gin are involved.
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After 249 episodes, Good Eats is ending. Alton Brown announced the news on Twitter: "I've decided to cut the half hour series at 249 eps. There will be 3 new 1 hour eps this year and that's it."
Like most avid Food Network fans, I have long admired the work of Alton Brown. His trademark show Good Eats began airing in 1999 and is still wowing audiences with its savvy combination of food science, humor, and excellent recipes. He now has several other projects under way, including gigs on Iron Chef America and The Next Iron Chef, as well as publishing the Good Eats books. We chatted with him about what he's up to these days.
For bacon with perfectly crunchy-chewy texture, Alton Brown chooses his waffle iron over the normal pan approach. This got us thinking—what about a panini press or George Foreman grill?