19 Oct 2011, Posted by admin in EAT + DRINK, 0 Comments
Alton Brown’s just-released Good Eats 3: The Later Years is, as we are told on the front jacket flap, The End.
Per Brown: “Everyone knows that part three is the end (unless, of course, you’re Bond or Potter), and expectations run high.” Yes, after ten years of watching Brown investigate everything from the humble cracker (p. 174) to oeufs à la niege (poached egg-shaped meringues floating in crème anglaise, p. 376), expectations for this cookbook are high.
With it, we are losing someone who has managed to successfully merge food science with campy humor — as if Harold McGee showed up at Comic Con and Dan Aykroyd used his Ghost Busters proton pack to create the endearingly quirky mind behind Good Eats. Ah, the food television era of old.
But how’s the book — all 430 pages of it? His best yet. Get the rest of my review over at LA Weekly.