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Alton Brown

American,  Entertainer
Total Quotes : 61
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

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.

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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!

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Science Subjective Part

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

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I Am Therefore Am

I grill, therefore I am.

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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.

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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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Take Very Although

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

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Believe Rather Supposedly

The stubby French painter Toulouse-Lautrec supposedly invented chocolate mousse - I find that rather hard to believe, but there you have it.

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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.

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Wrong Gluttony Wasteful

Gluttony is wrong. It's wasteful.

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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.

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Understand Through About

I can't talk about anything or write about anything if I don't understand it. So a lot of the stuff that I go through and a lot of the time that I spend is understanding.

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Television Like Still

I like television. I still believe that television is the most powerful form of communication on Earth - I just hate what is being done with it.

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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.

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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

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.

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Allow Making Replace

Do not allow watching food to replace making food.

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Down Getting

We're getting dumbed down, taste-wise.

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Teacher Like Goofy

I'm like a really goofy home ec teacher.

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