I’m a Good Eats fan. I’ve been a fan since the show first came on around 2000 for two reasons. First, Alton Brown is entertaining and writes a really fun and educational show, and second, he teaches the science behind cooking. I respect a well-produced show, and I love science in my cooking.
So it was a thrill to see Alton Brown perform live at DPAC in Durham last night. It was pretty awesome, if a bit random. He’s getting a show ready to take on tour, so things were a little improvised, but it was very enjoyable. He experimented with dry ice, liquid nitrogen, and other fun, moderately dangerous items to make food. Not necessarily the kind of stuff you’ll have lying around the kitchen.
One irritating thing: they said a few times, “No photography, please.” So what did the guy next to me do? Immediately stand up and shoot photos with his cell phone.
Pardon me, while I rest my face in my palm for a few minutes.
Alton did a Q-and-A after the show for about 30 minutes. I had no Qs for him to A, so I just enjoyed listening to everyone else’s questions.
If he comes to your town, I highly recommend checking his show out.