Alton Brown on Sunday Edition on NPR
- Phaedrus Oct 11, 2009 08:14 AM
He was on to talk about the ten year anniversary of Good Eats, and various other things. I caught the 10 year anniversary show that was filmed in Atlanta. When did Alton turn into Gallagher? Anyways, I thought he looked different, he said on the show that he'd lost 50 pounds since watching all the old shows and realized how much weight he'd gained. Pretty lengthy conversation.
i too watched the 10th anniversary special and was a little unimpressed with it. but i imagine as someone actually in the audience it was a fairly good time.
i also have noticed how svelte alton is lately. compare the way he looked at the 10th ann. event to his welch's commercials, or even Good Eats episodes from last season. he's lost tons of weight, has his cool old haircut back, and he looks fantastic.
the man is back in rare form. as someone whose love of cooking can be largely attributed to watching Good Eats as a kid, that makes me very happy.
He says he was putting together the Good Eats video collections, and his daughter asked who the skinny guy on the show was. He decided to get serious about getting slimmer.
I thought it was funny that he gave up milk, which he calls "the gateway food." You have a glass of milk, and you've got to have cookies or cake or pie or a peanut butter sandwich.....
Note that Brown was a guest of Google at a Google event, thus a large Google introduction. The young woman, Marissa Mayer, is the corporate face for Google and is not a professional television personality like Alton. I think she did rather well based on other people in her position and her subject matter.
Interesting to note, Ms. Mayer is on Fortune's list of the fifty most powerful women in the world, and the youngest to ever make this list. She is also one of the first twenty people to work for Google. Next time you use Google Map or Earth, you have this young lady to thank.