Wednesday, January 19, 2005
* Alton Brown! *
Well, this has absolutely nothing to do with anime, but I just had to put in an entry about this. Last night, I went to a Border Books to see a discussion / book signing by Alton Brown, host of Good Eats and commentator for the new Iron Chef America.
He's just as funny in person as he is on TV, and not as cocky as I thought he was! My brother is a huge fan, though I have to admit that before yesterday, I just thought he was slightly annoying. But he was really friendly and humble, and lots of fun to watch. ("Sure, I'm friends with the guys from Food Network...although Emeril doesn't necessarily fly commercial...") He claims he doesn't have any emotional attachment to any of his kitchen tools, despite his seeming obsession with them, and has a great aversion to PC's, saying he's been using Macs since their inception, pretty much... He got into the food business after spending 15 years in the TV industry. He said he chose to find a new path in life and go to culinary school (with the hopes of getting his own show eventually), because he got tired of directing baby diaper commercials... ^_^
He stayed for hours after the talk to sign books, and he said he would stay until everyone got their books signed! I left around 11 pm after my brother and I got his book signed and our pic taken w/ him (which I'm not posting here...lol!), and we were #319. There were people with #600 still hanging around! Who knew he was this famous??
Anyways, if you get a chance, make sure to catch his shows...they can be fun. ^_^
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