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Jan 25, 2005 04:17 PM

Food tv recipe discrepancies

  • m

Has anyone else noticed that the show recipe archive can be extremely inconsistent with the recipes shown on their corresponding TV shows?

For example, (and as I posted below) I just made Alton Brown's Baked Mac & Cheese recipe. Two glaring differences come to mind:

1) while making the bechamel sauce in which to melt the cheese, Alton says to whisk the butter in with the dry ingredients, then slowly add milk after the flavors of the dry ingredients and butter have had time to comingle over med heat for a bit. The Food TV website says to add the milk and dry ingredients at the same time, thus cutting way back on potential flavor.

2) the second glaring error-- for the panko breadcrumb topping, Alton says to melt 1 cup of crumbs with 4 tbsp. of butter. The website calls for 3 tbsp. I would think that the crust browns better with more butter.

Anyone have any thoughts on this?

Mr. Taster


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  1. k
    King of Northern Blvd

    I've noticed changes between show and actual recipe. I think the recipe versions are sort of simplified. Not all but just some.

    1. My mother makes the same complaint about their recipes!