Good Eatsby Angie

6 Feb 2008
10:02 am

I love cooking. I think I’ve loved it ever since I was little and learned to make the best homemade macaroni and cheese in the world with my sister Emily. However, since I was a fairly picky eater growing up, I had a very limited selection of dishes I knew how to make (because, frankly, how silly would it be to cook something I didn’t like?). Going on a mission and getting married did a lot for expanding my culinary horizons, but I think my confidence in experimentation has mostly come from my favorite TV show (really, the only one I watch regularly): “Good Eats.”

“Good Eats” is hosted by Alton Brown – the Bill Nye of the culinary world. It’s all about the science behind cooking, the history of various foods, safety and hardware in the kitchen, and learning methods rather than just recipes. Lots of puns and visual aids make it extra entertaining. Watching this show inspired Jim to try making homemade jam… and now we never buy store-bought because making our own is both cheaper and tastier. When we can find flank steak for a good price, we make Good Eats beef jerky on our homemade drying rig (rather than a dehydrator), which tastes fantastic with no scary chemical preservatives. Even my baked potatoes will never be the same since applying tips from Alton Brown.

Anyway, just to experiment, I’m going to try embedding a video of the Good Eats theme song right in my post. Enjoy!

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  1. Momma Hoffman
    12:33 PM on February 6th, 2008

    What a fun video clip! It inspires me to find out when his show is on locally and start watching it again, or maybe just purchase some of his DVD’s on amazon and watch them at my convenience, or, well, you get the point – it reminded me of how much fun his program is to watch along with learning some great cooking tips!

  2. Cathy
    7:52 PM on February 6th, 2008

    I LOVE THE COOKING CHANNEL! Good Eats always seems to be on whenever I can’t sit still to watch, but now I’m going to try harder to see it! :) Those are great traditions that you started in your home! How very fun!

  3. emi-jo
    11:16 AM on February 7th, 2008

    i must ask for these DVDs when i get married someday so my husband and i can impress eachother with cool cooking successes! (and lots of hilarious failures, too, im sure ;) lol)

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