Alton Brown Announces End of 'Good Eats' Series

20110512-alton-brown.jpgAfter 249 episodes, Good Eats is ending, reports the Chicago Tribune. Brown announced the news on Twitter:

G.E. fans, 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. But mourn not. New things brew on the horizon..."good" things.

The show, which started in 1999, was always so good at combining food science, humor, and excellent recipes. While Food Network will continue to show reruns, the last new half-hour episode, which was on noodles (Episode 249 official title: "Use Your Noodle 5") aired last week.

As big Alton fans, we are pretty weepy to hear the news. Feeling a little nostalgic, we dug up these interviews we did with him last year, and in 2007. As well as these videos of him chewing the fat on donuts and fried chicken. And then there was his secret to losing over 50 pounds—the avocado-sardine sandwich!

What's the best thing you learned from Good Eats? We don't even know where to begin... We wish him the best of luck on those "good" things that are brewing over in Alton world.