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Alton Brown

American,  Entertainer
Total Quotes : 61
Habits Always Based

Culinary tradition is not always based on fact. Sometimes it's based on history, on habits that come out of a time when kitchens were fueled by charcoal.

- Alton Brown

Some Lot Tempt

A lot of food shows need only to tempt. Some food shows only need to inspire, to empower. And there are a lot of shows that do that.

- Alton Brown

Door Skin Heat

Basting is evil. Basting does nothing for the meat. Why? Skin. Skin is designed to keep stuff out of the bird, so basting just lets heat out of the oven. That means the turkey will take longer to cook... so don't touch that door!

- Alton Brown

Best May Part

A balanced diet may be the best medicine. I was eating too much good eats. But people consider that part of your job, you know? Eat. And I do!

- Alton Brown

I Am Therefore Am

I grill, therefore I am.

- Alton Brown

Take Very Although

Although I don't take myself very seriously, I do take my work extraordinarily seriously.

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Wrong Gluttony Wasteful

Gluttony is wrong. It's wasteful.

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Biology Chemistry Yes

The kitchen's a laboratory, and everything that happens there has to do with science. It's biology, chemistry, physics. Yes, there's history. Yes, there's artistry. Yes, to all of that. But what happened there, what actually happens to the food is all science.

- Alton Brown

Science Subjective Part

Everything in food is science. The only subjective part is when you eat it.

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Going Like Kind

For me, it was kind of like going into the military or something. And anybody - any male - who has ever worked in a French kitchen knows what I am talking about when I say that.

- Alton Brown

Guy Costs Bill

Enough people have now mentioned Bill Nye the Science Guy to me that I now desperately avoid it all costs.

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Game Shift Detect

I'm an absolute connoisseur of cheeseburgers and like to think that I can detect even mere percentages of shift in fat content in ground meat in a burger and can actually name the temperature to which it was actually cooked to the degree if I'm, you know, really on my game.

- Alton Brown

Like Very Other

A pie dough comes together exactly like a biscuit only there is very, very little liquid and no leavening involved. Other than that, the same rules apply. My best advice: handle the dough as little as possible.

- Alton Brown

Never Always Been

My feeling has always been that 'Good Eats' would have never happened had it been left to a committee.

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Thankful Big Happen

I say grace. I'm a big believer in grace. I happen to believe in a God that made all the food and so I'm pretty grateful for that and I thank him for that. But I'm also thankful for the people that put the food on the table.

- Alton Brown

Some Tuna Canned

I know people that could serve me canned tuna and saltine crackers and have me feel more at home at their table than some people who can cook circles around me. The more you try to impress people, generally the less you do.

- Alton Brown

Happen Very Took

I looked for a very long time, knowing that it had to happen, but it took me a long time to find someone with the same background and whatnot and I finally found him.

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Heat Very Almost

I grill almost all of my fish with the skin on because that gives you real protection at least on one side. It's a nice barrier against super high heat which tends to make a lot of fish to turn really flaky. It's very easy to overcook fish on the grill. But I still brush it with oil before I start.

- Alton Brown

Big Very Foam

A meringue is really nothing but a foam. And what is a foam after all, but a big collection of bubbles? And what's a bubble? It's basically a very flimsy little latticework of proteins draped with water. We add sugar to this structure, which strengthens it. But things can, and do, go wrong.

- Alton Brown

Through Asking Attract

I found that if I offered to cook for a girl, my odds improved radically over simply asking a girl out. Through my efforts to attract the opposite sex, I found that not only did cooking work, but that it was actually fun.

- Alton Brown