I really hope I get the opportunity to meet Alton Brown someday. And not just because I would be more star struck by seeing him than I would seeing Brad Pitt. But because I want to look him straight in the eye and tell him, “thank you.” Thank you for being the one that helped spark my passion for food. Thank you for teaching me so much about food. And just thank you for being your amazingly, awesome, nerdy, food sciencey, you.
I can’t even remember how I got started, but sometime in college I got addicted to his show Good Eats. I really wasn’t interested in cooking at the time and rarely did so. But his approach to cooking sparked my interest immediately. I love understanding the science behind baking and why things work. His show started me down this amazing path that I am on now. And I am so thankful for that.
Has anyone else discovered his new podcast, The Alton Browncast? I’m pretty much obsessed. I have been listening to it on my walks to school and work. The other day I was listening to his episode about biscuits and I just couldn’t get them out of my head. I wanted to try some of his tips on making beautiful and fluffy biscuits but I also wanted to use up some of the bacon fat that has been sitting in my fridge. That was pretty much my only change to Mr. Brown’s recipe and it resulted in some of the fluffiest biscuits I have ever made. I also paired them with some local blackberry jam and the savory sweet combo was pretty kick ass, if I do say so myself.
Quick update about school. It is amazing. Simple as that. I am learning so much and I know it is exactly where I need to be. I am never bored or ready to go home. I am just so eager to be there and learn and it is the best feeling in the world. Don’t get me wrong, I am exhausted after a long day of school and work. But I am exhausted in the best way. Thanks for hanging in there with me and my sporadic posting while I try to balance everything. I love you all.