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Alton Brown
Alton Brown
Alton Brown.
BornJuly 30, 1962
Los Angeles, California
Host of "Good Eats" on Food Network. Author of the bestselling cookbook "I'm Just Here for the Food: Food + Heat = Cooking."

The repository contains four quotes from Alton Brown.

Food and Drink

Imagine a flower: A climbing orchid, to be exact; the one of some twenty thousand varieties that produces something edible. Now imagine that its blooms must be pollinated either by hand or a small variety of Mexican bee, and that each bloom only opens for one day a year. Now imagine the fruit of this orchid, a pod, being picked and cured, sitting in the sun all day, sweating under blankets all night for months until, shrunken and shriveled, it develops a heady, exotic perfume and flavor. Now imagine that this fruit’s name is synonymous with dull, boring, and ordinary. How vanilla got this bad rap I for one will never know.

Food and DrinkMen and Women

Wine is like women. It tempts you; it comforts you; it confuses you and can even turn on you when you least expect it. It can be your friend one day and your enemy the next.


All of life’s big problems include the words “indictment” or “inoperable.” Everything else is small stuff.

Food and Drink

With the exception of tax attorneys, nothing hangs onto the edge of a martini glass better than shrimp.