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Good Eats 2: The Middle Years Hardcover – September 27, 2010
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About the Author
Alton Brown is the writer, director, and host of the Food Network show Good Eats, which won a 2007 Peabody Award, and is the expert commentator on Iron Chef America and host of The Next Iron Chef America. In 2004 his STC book I’m Just Here for the Food won the James Beard Award in the reference category. Brown lives near Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife and daughter.
Top Customer Reviews
All are done in Alton's inimitable quirky style.
Included in the book itself is an interview with Alton and seasons 6 through 10 which are episodes 81through 164. There are colour illustrations, diagrams and pictures to show various techniques such as shucking oysters. Two or three recipes are included with each episode. There are many good ones here including Cuban sandwiches and Alton's favorite on frying turkeys. Included are equivalent charts and a recipe index.
Everything is done in the fun quirky style of the show which would make this a good book for those a bit hesitant about their ability or the fun of cooking. Cookbook collectors and fans of Alton Brown of course would also appreciate this book.
I just hope the next one goes back to the first book's style.
My only complaints are the same as they were for the previous edition. The main complaint is that the index doesn't really cover all of the books. This is a very minor problem and one that only real fans of the show will find difficult since, in my case I already have seen all of his shows and might know that I want to do a version of one of the recipes he covered in one of his shows but I have to remember which book contains that episode in order for me to find the recipe. True, the individual indices have all the values we need to go look things up but at the same time, they only index what is in that volume of the series, so if you are looking for something and don't find it in the index then you have to go look it up in the other index to see if the recipe is there instead. I think I'm just spoiled by how easy Alton makes it to understand everything on his show and am wishing that the same ease of use translated to looking things up in these books. I'm hoping/wishing that after a few volumes of the book are out that they include an overall index to make things easier to look up. (I also wrote in my review of the first book that not all of the recipes from the show were included in the book.Read more ›
The books follow the shows.
I am re-watching the shows and following along with the books.
I pick out one recipe from each show to make, and I am having a lot of fun.
No, I will not be blogging it!
Alton organizes each recipe using "GeekSpeak" titles: 'knowledge concentrate', 'application', 'software' and 'procedure'. "Hardware" items are discussed in sidebars about, say 'pots and pans.' I find this presentation to be very well organized but the titles seem a little 'precious' with repeated cooking from the book. I do like Alton's commentary on running changes he has made to recipes and techniques based on his own experiences with food preparation. The overall effect is one of having a personal tutorial by Alton in your home, complete with conversational 'asides.'
Unlike the "Iron Chef" series Alton hosts, there is nothing 'foodie' about ingredients and there is nothing elaborate about procedures. This is 'straight ahead' cooking for all of us but with really good recipes and techniques so things come out better than expected and better than the recipes do from the 'average' cookbook.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Alton Brown can cook! This book (like all of his shows) teaches techniques, not just recipes. Every chapter relates to a season and episode, and is filled with tips, tricks,... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
Felt like Volume 1 had more about what went in to each episode. This is still great filled with awesome recipes and fun facts / information.Published 5 months ago by TomP
I caught one episode of Alton's show and was very impressed with the way he explained so much of why things happen in cooking so thought I'd try buying a book - it would have to be... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Murph