Monday, September 10, 2007

Alton Brown (born on July 30, 1962 in Los Angeles, California, USA) is an American food personality, cinematographer, author, and actor. He is the creator and host of the Food Network television show Good Eats, the miniseries Feasting on Asphalt and the main commentator on Iron Chef America. Brown is also the author of several cooking how-to books and a regular contributor to Bon Appétit and Men's Journal magazines.
He brings molecular gastronomy (the application of science to culinary practices) and a humorous approach to his cooking shows. Bon Appétit magazine named him "Cooking Teacher of the Year" in 2004.

Early career

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Brown lives in Marietta, Georgia with his wife DeAnna, his daughter Zoey, a basset hound mix named Matilda, and an iguana named Spike, although he claims to have disposed of a nasty lizard in a Good Eats episode.

Alton Brown Personal information

Brown was the keynote speaker at the 2006 Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting & Food Expo on June 25 in Orlando, Florida.
Brown is an avid watch collector, sporting different pieces from Rolex (Sub Date), to IWC and Panerai. Bibliography
Other cooks and authors who use a similar scientific approach to cooking include Shirley Corriher (who sometimes appears on Good Eats) and Russ Parsons. Harold McGee preceded them in this science-based approach.

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