Alton Brown loses weight and talks about how he did it
I am sharing this not because I care about losing weight, but because it shows a greater insight into this fascinating person. I always enjoyed watching Good Eats and appreciated his approach to cooking. He is always fun to watch, and it was amazing he lost 50 pounds of weight.
Did you know he was from the South and prefers to stay there? I thought it was fascinating. With all the national coverage you assume that most people want to live in a metropolitan area like NYC or something like that. Especially when they could make so much money taking care of rich people. It is fascinating how money doesn’t motivate the most creative people isn’t it?
What is interesting as well is that as I’m watching Iron Chef he so immediately identifies and gives easily understood reasons why chefs are doing certain things. Seeing someone with skill is so impressive isn’t it? I also enjoy that he can be spontaneous and fun and that he enhances the show rather than try to overpower it with his own ideas or accomplishments. I wonder how food shows would have been different if people like Julia Child hadn’t been funny with preparing food first?
It is surprising isn’t it that as long as TV has existed it hasn’t created a smell component yet. I wonder why? It seems like such a killer feature. Yes scent in complicated but its a remarkable there isn’t more development in this. Perhaps that is something innovative that will happen in the next 10 years. I think probably the biggest problem with that is that it effectively makes it in to a Star Trek style food dispenser being able to create molecules. Perhaps we will see both technologies emerge at the same time.