I'm so excited about this new cookbook - I got it for my birthday. It's Alton Brown's latest - the first in a trio of books that will cover ten whole years of his show, Good Eats, which I love. I love it so much that I don't actually watch the show because every time I do, I can not relax and enjoy it. I start to panic. I have to grab a notebook and pen and furiously scribble down everything that comes out of Mr. Brown's mouth before I forget it. Thank you, Alton: I don't have to do that any more because he's put every episode down on paper - this book covers the first 80 (!!!) episodes and I'm thrilled. It's quite a hefty tome. One problem. It's not too easy to navigate due to the fact that it's organized chronologically by episode rather than by subject matter. A wee bit daunting. So guess what I'm going to do. Yup, I'm going to pull a Julie/Julia project and cook my way through every episode. THAT's how much I love Alton.
No, I'm not going to blog about it all; the only reasons I bring it up at all are 1) to declare my undying love for Alton (I love you too,
Want to know the secrets? Well go buy the book. It's the first recipe in there.
Good night, Mr. Brown. See you in the morning. (The next section is a beginner course on eggs....)