Thursday, November 22, 2007
Alton Brown and Good Eats!
Wasn't able to post anything yesterday. Finally came crashing down, defeated by a virulent rhinovirus (common cold) bug I probably picked up from my stay in the hospital (Land of the Superbugs!)...grr. Cough, sore throat, runny nose. Now I can't taste or smell my food.
But! I can still watch and hear food quite well. I thought I'd share one of my favourite TV shows - Alton Brown's "Good Eats"! A quirky, fast-paced that combines pop culture, comedy and cooking with unusual facts about even the most common of ingredients. You also learn the science and history behind these, the best cooking tools (often creative, cheaper and multi-purpose) and then simple steps on how to prepare familiar favourites. All done in a very entertaining package. Thanks to user LikeTheHat, seven out of eleven seasons are available on Youtube.
Above episode debunks deep-frying as unhealthy, and shows us how to do it properly. Second half of episode below. Mmmh, fish and chips...
Oh incidentally, this is blog post no.200! Another milestone! Hurrah! We've come quite a way since May!