Being an engineer, I’m obviously a geek. Being a foodie, I obviously love food. Naturally, I love Alton Brown, his show Good Eats, and his way of explaining why we do this, why we do that, and where such food came from. I found out about the wine & food festival a little late this year and I was lucky to find tickets still on sale for AB’s Sunday morning demo. It was held at the Comix comedy club on 14th. I got there fairly early since I was down the street at Murray’s Bagels. There were already people lined up, about 15-20 people in front of me. Even though I was an hour early, it passed fairly quickly since it was a beautiful day, I just had a NY bagel, and I had a great conversation with a local cook who was in line in front of me.
AB walked into Comix about 15-20 minutes before they let us in, and there were the “oohs” and “aahs” coming from the AB fanatics as soon as they saw him. He’s awesome, yeah, but c’mon now guys.
I managed to end up sitting in the middle, 2nd row. AB came out and said he didn’t want to cook for us cause he didn’t want to say “here’s how we cook a steak, (sizzle)” (crowd laughs). I’m glad he didn’t. Instead, he put together a lecture entitled “10 Things About Food I Feel Pretty Darned Sure About”. He told funny accounts of his life and some good points and current food issues that not many people may not realize.
Though he didn’t cook, it was a great lecture/discussion and I had a great time.