April 11, 2007

GOOD GOING, A.B.:

Alton Brown wins Peabody Award (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 11, 2007)

Alton Brown, star of the Food Network series "Good Eats," has won a Peabody Award for his "goofy, tirelessly inventive series" that educates viewers about food, science, history and culture.

Administered by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Georgia, the Peabody recognizes distinguished achievement and meritorious public service in the electronic media.


Not only is it the best show on television -- what with Solid Gold being cancelled -- but his cookbook is invaluable, informative and funny too.


Posted by Orrin Judd at April 11, 2007 9:39 AM
Comments

Solid Gold was cancelled?!?

Well, luckily, like the poor, we'll always have Soul Train.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at April 11, 2007 10:38 AM

His book on baking is good also, if you care for such.

Posted by: Mike Earl at April 11, 2007 1:51 PM

Ahhh -- in the 1980's the Solid Gold dancers (the females, anyway) were as close to soft porn an adolescent kid could could get without buying a Playboy.

Posted by: Twn at April 11, 2007 2:53 PM

Best cooking geek on TV. His TV show has as much science and chemistry as Mister Wizard.

(And if you don't know who Mister Wizard is, go back to your PlayStation.)

Posted by: Gideon at April 11, 2007 4:06 PM

Us Irish don't care about food, but it's a great show. Peewee's Playhouse meets cooking.

Posted by: jdkelly at April 11, 2007 5:19 PM

From AB's website, commenting on the award:

I have been a Peabody fan ever since his inspiring success in time-travel, done with the assistance of Sherman, whom I always thought held him back.

You crazy kid you, always with the jokes.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at April 11, 2007 9:43 PM
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