Great news everyone!
Alton Brown is bringing back his beloved and much-missed (by my husband) Good Eats, well, sort of…
Brown is going to launch an online cooking show called, A Cooking Show.
Alton says it is “essentially a sequel to Good Eats.” That 14-season show with 244 episodes has been off the air for five seasons while Brown worked on other projects like Cutthroat Kitchen, which he is now officially over, Brown revealed recently during a Facebook Live video stream.
The show will be online only because, as Brown says, he wants freedom. “Freedom to do what I want and say what I want and work with the food I want.” That will include rabbit, offal, venison and some other foods that were considered taboo when he was making the show for Food Network. Alton also said there will be episodes dedicated to non-meaty issues.
Several years ago, my husband “binged” all 244 episodes of Good Eats in a mere 3 months times, or roughly 3 episodes per day. Let’s just say there was a lot of cooking going on. But something a lot of people do not know is that the show had several episodes each season devoted to a specific vegetable and a few episodes about healthy eating. During the final seasons on the show, Alton himself put him self on a better diet for his own health, eating more fish and vegetables.
Alton Brown’s live show Eat Your Science is headed to Broadway soon, and he’s also working on a late-night variety talk show for Food Network. I just hope he keeps helping people to learn to cook and to eat better for their own health.
I firmly believe cooking at home, and teaching our kids (or parents!) to cook is one of the best ways to improve our health and avoid fast foods and processed foods.