I’ve been enjoying Alton Brown’s work for years, because I nearly always learn something from episodes of his show, Good Eats. Even when his MacGyver-Mythbusters cooking hacks go a bit too far, it’s at least entertaining television.
Last week, I got a chance to talk to Brown, who the Food Network has signed through 2011. Here’s an edited transcript containing the most interesting parts of our conversation. (The feature story, with biographical information and background and such, is here.)
On the telephone, Brown was even more energetic than you might have guessed from his show. He talks really fast, and I got the impression his well-trained mouth was trying to catch up to a brain in overdrive.
I found him quite candid for a major television personality (a label that he steadfastly rejects). Here’s hoping the network gives him the resources to tackle some more serious, in-depth food issues, which he appears interested in tackling.