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

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Rachel
    Oct 26, 2016

    I checked this out from the library because I couldn't wait until Christmas/Birthday time. We ate from the book for about a week or so, here's what I thought: No Can Tomato Soup and Grilled cheese, p ...

  • Sylvia
    Nov 14, 2016

    I like Alton Brown and his cookbooks are always fun to read. He has an interesting style of writing and his recipes are usually pretty good. My only problem is that for many of his recipes his instruc...

  • Erik Waiss
    Dec 31, 2016

    If you know Alton Brown then you probably already have this cookbook. If you don't know Alton Brown there's not much I'm going to be able to tell you about this book that's going to really change your...

  • Beth
    Jan 02, 2017

    Can I give this book ten stars? Witty as ever, Alton does not disappoint on making cooking fun and easy. I love a cookbook that is more than just recipes, but a story of food and food prep. This can a...

  • Alacrity17
    Jan 07, 2017

    Yes I read cookbooks, especially ones written by Alton Brown. I enjoyed this one a lot as it was filled some useful recipes and lots of funny commentary. My one quibble about this book is Alton comes ...

  • False Millennium
    Nov 16, 2016

    I like Alton Brown and his recipes. He uses sound principles to arrive at what he's trying to back, and to be honest, I've never had a flop or been disappointed using one of his recipes. I am going to...