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I'm Just Here for the Food is chock-full of information, but Brown teaches the science of cooking with a soft touch, adding humor even to the book's illustrations--his channeling of the conveyer belt episode of I Love Lucy to explain heat convection is a hoot. The techniques are thoroughly explained, and Brown also frequently adds how to augment the cooking to get optimal results, including a tip on modifying a grill with a hair dryer for more heat combustion. But what about the food? Brown sticks largely to the traditional, from roast turkey to braised chicken piccata, though he does throw a curveball or two, such as Bar-B-Fu (marinated, barbecued tofu). And you'll quickly be a convert of his French method of scrambling eggs via a specially rigged double boiler--the resulting dish is soft, succulent, and lovely. But more than just a recipe book, I'm Just Here for the Food is a fascinating, delightful tour de force about the love of food and the joy of discovery. --Agen Schmitz
I got to this through the TV show and I really like it. It may be a bit too jovial for some, but I really enjoy learning more about cooking than just following the receipts. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Richard
Lots of great recipes and ideas from one our time's most innovative cooks. If you enjoyed "Good Eats", this is a must-have!!Published 1 month ago by George Beever
More of a cooking manual than a recipe book, this was hubby's favorite Christmas gift. It has changed the way we cook, and the results are delicious. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Fab5Family
If you liked the show, you'll love the book ! You can hear AB as you read. More than just a cook book ! I'm definitely going to buy his other books !Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love everything Alton, and this cookbook is no exception. Everything is laid out precisely in simple, easy to understand terms. Read morePublished 2 months ago by MisterGray