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  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Well dang...

  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 4,248
    That's sad. Really liked his show a bunch. Simple logic to "why" and how to cook.
    Thank you,

    Galveston Texas
  • That's too bad. It was sometimes goofy but I always watched it as I learned a lot about cooking.
    Large & MiniMax in Lexington, KY
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,347
    Good riddance, couldn’t watch that nonsense anymore than cake boss or any of the 100 competition type shows that network pimps; food tv jumped the shark when Emeril woke up thinking he was Johnny Carson
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Say what you want but I learned a hell of a lot from watching Alton's shows. -RP
  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091
    I bet Zippy is a closet Neeley's and Paula Dean fan....hey y'all... :P B) :) :cheer:
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,347
    RP, not saying the show had no value or that it wasn't chock full of information, in fact its extreme content of information was what turned me off - there's thinking about what you're doing & then there's uber-over thinking about what you're doing to the point of stripping it of spontaneity & fun - different strokes is all
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,347
    I used to really like David Rosengarten's show - he was sort of similar to Alton Brown but a lot less technical; Jack McDavid just kicked ass but they ran him out of town on a stick in favor of the other guy
  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091
    BTW...looking at old post the other day I saw your Reese's peanut butter pie you made for someone's bday????...I made it last weekend...deeelicious...will do again but I will add cooked maple bacon to the top chocolate layer...mmmmm :)
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    i think AB got a little over the top as things went on. I think the first coupla few seasons were most solid. ;ate;y, the little play-acting has taken on much more than i think it needs. last show, the asian noodle one, had about five minutes of a comedic 'climbing up and down the ladder to china' play act that was a little trying.

    let's face it, the guy has run out of stuff to cook. time for a rest.

    but of the earlier shows, i think the technical info was solid, concise, and not too drawn out.

    i enjoyed the fact that he addressed those folks who actually want to know WHY to do something. so many folks these days just want to be told what to do, rather than understand. understanding why means you can adapt, change things up, etc.

    but i think he reached his practical limit.

    he started with steak. ended on cauliflower. dude gave it his all.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • EmandM'sDadEmandM'sDad Posts: 648
    I agree Randy. I learned alot (Engineers love the science), and so did the kids.
  • EmandM'sDadEmandM'sDad Posts: 648
    And where is this peanut butter pie post of which you spoke....errr typed?
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,239
    That's really too bad. I enjoyed his shows, learned a lot, but he had a good long run and its probably time to end it.

    I can say I cooked his chili once....once, and never will again.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings


  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,942
    Cooked many a butt (and chicken and ribs) on one of AB's Good Eats gadgets. Sucks at searing though. :)

    Not mine, but similar...


    If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.    Julia Child

    Central Connecticut 

  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091

    I followed Zippy's detailed instructions (last post I believe in that thread) then I melted the peanut butter in the microwave for 1 minute at 40% power. I did this twice. I also added 1 tsp vanilla extract and 1/2 cup heavy cream...this peanut butter cup was deeelicious.
  • jaymag_87jaymag_87 Posts: 108
    :angry: :angry: NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :angry: :angry:
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 9,734
    Maybe he is going over to Oprah's new OWN network and call his show, "Better Eats."

    I learned a bunch from him though.

    Spring "Food Technology Trainee" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA
  • FiretruckFiretruck Posts: 2,676
    I hate that. It was one of my favorite shows on food network. If I only had cable... :S
  • FiretruckFiretruck Posts: 2,676
    Okra!? :sick:
  • EmandM'sDadEmandM'sDad Posts: 648
    Thanks, Kim!
  • Ohio48Ohio48 Posts: 20
    Carolina Q wrote:
    Cooked many a butt (and chicken and ribs) on one of AB's Good Eats gadgets. Sucks at searing though. :)

    Not mine, but similar...


    I used one of those for my first pork but. It worked like a champ. But now it's a flower pot!!! :laugh:
  • I've met the guy a few times. He's exactly the same in person as he is on TV. Food Network is fast becoming the MTV of cooking channels. All reality show crap. I agree with Zippylip about David Rosengarten & Jack McDavid. I miss Sarah Moulton too.
  • Randy,
    You need to get out more!
    If you start now, you could drop by on your way to ATHENS :whistle:
    Bring the dogs and have an adventure :woohoo:
  • EggsakleyEggsakley Posts: 1,014
    Sad news indeed. One of the few actually informative food programs around. :(
  • Lester7009Lester7009 Posts: 20
    Just paint it green !!!!!
  • BotchBotch Posts: 3,625
    First I'd heard of this. I learned a lot from AB too (although his pizza episode crippled me for years... :angry: )
    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
    Ogden, Utard.  
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