Alton Brown: EVERYDAYCOOK: this time it's personal
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Alton Brown: EVERYDAYCOOK: this time it's personal

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My name is Alton Brown, and I wrote this book. It’s my first in a few years because I’ve been a little busy with TV stuff and interwebs stuff and live stage show stuff. Sure, I’ve been cooking, but it’s been mostly to feed myself and people in my immediate vicinity—which is really what a cook is supposed to do, right? Well, one day I was sitting around trying to organize my recipes, and I realized that I should put them into a personal collection. One thing led to another, and here’s EveryDayCook. There’s still plenty of science and hopefully some humor in here (my agent says that’s my “wheelhouse”), but unlike in my other books, a lot of attention went into the photos, which were all taken on my iPhone (take that, Instagram) and are suitable for framing. As for the recipes, which are arranged by time of day, they’re pretty darned tasty. Highlights include: 
 
• Morning: Buttermilk Lassi, Overnight Coconut Oats, Nitrous Pancakes 
• Coffee Break: Cold Brew Coffee, Lacquered Bacon, Seedy Date Bars
• Noon: Smoky the Meat Loaf, Grilled Cheese Grilled Sandwich, “EnchiLasagna” or “Lasagnalada”
• Afternoon: Green Grape Cobbler, Crispy Chickpeas, Savory Greek Yogurt Dip
• Evening: Bad Day Bitter Martini, Mussels-O-Miso, Garam Masalmon Steaks
• Anytime: The General’s Fried Chicken, Roasted Chile Salsa, Peach Punch Pops
• Later: Cider House Fondue, Open Sesame Noodles, Chocapocalypse Cookie
 
So let’s review: 101 recipes with mouthwatering photos, a plethora of useful insights on methods, tools, and ingredients all written by an “award-winning and influential educator and tastemaker.” That last part is from the PR office. Real people don’t talk like that.

Title:Alton Brown: EVERYDAYCOOK: this time it's personal
Edition Language:English
ISBN:1101885718
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages

    Alton Brown: EVERYDAYCOOK: this time it's personal Reviews

  • Mischenko
    Feb 08, 2017

    This is a great cookbook by Alton Brown! It has a good mix of recipes, and a few healthy ones. All are easy recipes. Worth keeping in your kitchen! 5*****...

  • G
    Nov 04, 2016

    Probably not many people actually “read” a cookbook, right? But when that book is by Alton Brown, you are doing yourself a disservice to simply look at the recipes. It’s funny, insightful, and f...

  • Melenia Gibson
    Jan 26, 2017

    This is not a beginners cookbook; however, it is highly entertaining. I did actually read it cover to cover and enjoyed myself, even though I will probably never cook or eat anything in it because I a...

  • Jan Polep
    Oct 24, 2016

    Two things I like in a cookbook...BIG pictures and selections that include something I might actually eat. Winner, winner...chicken piccata dinner. Oh, and a good index. I may even try fish sticks for...

  • Kylara Jensen
    Jan 26, 2017

    I really loved reading the section on hardware especially but also pantry and methods. Alton Brown has such a good way of explaining things with a little fun snarky tongue in cheek thing going on. As ...

  • Lynnie
    Jan 23, 2017

    I adore Alton Brown. He is, in fact, on the list of people I'd like to have a martini with (especially if he wants to make the appetizers!). His recipes are always solid & this collection is no except...

  • Evelyn
    Jan 19, 2017

    I love this cookbook. Alton Brown is one of my favorite chefs. Great recipes. This is definitely a must have cookbook to keep on the shelf. ...

  • Robin
    Jan 01, 2017

    I have always enjoyed Alton Brown on TV and have especially loved the science behind various cooking methods. This was a fun book to peruse but I found that while the recipes were appealing, most requ...

  • Tori Centanni
    Oct 30, 2016

    Funny, insightful... and this is a book full of recipes. I'm a huge fan of Alton Brown, and have been since Good Eats. My mom used to watch Food Network relentlessly, and my brothers and I despaired a...

  • Pixie
    Dec 27, 2016

    Did I really like it? Actually I was ambivalent. First of all, Alton Brown went to UGA at the same time I did, and there is always one track in the multiple tracks that are going every time I see or r...

About Alton Brown

Alton Brown

Alton Brown is an American food personality, cinematographer, author, and actor. He is the creator and host of the Food Network television show Good Eats, the miniseries Feasting on Asphalt and the main commentator on Iron Chef America.Brown received a degree in drama from the University of Georgia. He first worked in cinematography and film production, and was the director of photography on the m