AB Timeline

This timeline is only about Alton's professional life. It's to help you know
when and where he has been and is going to be (or where you missed him.
(Not kept up to date.)

May 12, 2011

Alton Brown ending Food Network’s
‘Good Eats’ after 249 episodes

    "Marietta food guru Alton Brown announced yesterday that after 249 episodes, he is shutting down 'Good Eats,' a Food Network staple since 1999.
    Beau Benton, his spokesman, confirmed that 'Good Eats' will no longer be a regular series though Brown does plan three one-hour specials this year. He said Brown was not available for interviews."

--by Rodney Ho, May 12, 2011: Read the rest at the AJC

May, 2009 Monterey Bay Aquarium honors AB with educator of the year 2009

Great chefs, culinary gala, tours put
spotlight on sustainable cuisine

    Renowned chefs from across North America, including The French Laundry’s Thomas Keller and Food Network all-star Alton Brown will share their passion for fine dining and environmentally sustainable living when they’re honored at the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s "Cooking for Solutions 2009" on May 15-16, 2009.

    At the two-day celebration, celebrity chefs – selected and recognized by the Monterey Bay Aquarium for their leadership in promoting food practices that protect the health of the ocean and the soil – will create gourmet dishes, host food and wine adventures, and offer cooking demonstrations that feature sustainable seafood and organic ingredients.

    All proceeds support the nonprofit aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, which has worked for the past decade to transform the seafood market in ways that preserve healthy ecosystems and sustain ocean wildlife.

    Title sponsors of "Cooking for Solutions 2009" are Bon Appétit Management Company, an award-winning food service company recognized internationally as a leader in promoting sustainable cuisine; and Coastal Living, a national magazine that celebrates life along the coast and serves as the source of inspiration and information for people who live or dream of living a coastal lifestyle.

    "Cooking for Solutions 2009" is part of the aquarium’s 25th anniversary celebration. Monterey Bay Aquarium opened on October 20, 1984 with a mission to inspire conservation of the oceans.

    Thomas Keller, chef/owner of The French Laundry in Yountville, California and one of the most respected and honored chefs in the United States, will receive the Conservation Leadership Award – Chef of the Year at the eighth annual "Cooking for Solutions" celebration.

    A leading advocate of sustainable seafood and building menus around local, organic ingredients, he’ll be honored along with Educator of the Year Alton Brown – chef, author and host of Food Network’s Good Eats program, and a lead commentator and judge on Iron Chef America. Thirteen other noted chefs from across the United States and Canada will also receive honors. ...

April, 2009

AB appears in video on Heifer International's
Celebrate Pass on the Gift Month.

March 31, 2009

AB emceed Understanding Sustainability at the Smithsonian.

Seafood Sustainability second panel report
    "Oh, sardines are sexy. And if you don't believe that, you haven't been with the right sardine," quipped Alton Brown during the second panel at the Smithsonian Institution's Understanding Seafood event on March 21. For the other half of the Saturday morning discussion--Sustainability in the Restaurant and in Your Kitchen--chefs, supermarket buyers, advocates and those in the media addressed topics for consumers.
    As in the first panel, it was universally agreed consumers play a vital role in sustainability. AB's statement on the "sexiness" of sardines came as a result of a comment from a panel member in regard to marketing different fish to consumers. Typically in the American fish eating repertoire one finds salmon, tuna, shrimp and trout.
    Tim O'Shea, co-founder of Clean Fish, said expanding the palette is important. As did Chef Jeff Black of the Black Restaurant Group. Chef Bob Kinkead noted consumers dictate what restaurants serve as well. Fish such as swordfish have fallen out of favor and menus reflect this change.
    Chef Black also warned of going too far the other way in creating the new "it" fish using the example of red fish and Chef Paul Prudhomme. After blackened red fish became a culinary hot commodity, the once plentiful fish became nearly wiped out within a few years. Chef Kinkead added, we must protect what we have because the odds are we know most all the seafood species available.
    A lot of pressure, however, is on the consumer. Carrie Brownstein, Seafood Quality Standards Coordinator for the Whole Foods market chain, believes getting to know your fish store is a vital method for the public. Moreover, looking for the Marine Stewardship Council's logo will insure purchasing more environmental friendly seafood. A key element in becoming a better seafood purchaser is talking with your fish monger, said Brownstein.
    When purchasing fish, fresh is not the only option. Frozen is an excellent way to procure seafood. In fact, Alton said he buys a lot of it and in his opinion fish flash frozen immediately after caught is a better in many cases than its fresh counterparts. He reminded us fresh and raw are not the same thing.
    AB asked each member of the panel to name one type of seafood s/he would like more people to be aware of and eat more. The list included, red fish, black cod or sable fish, blue fish, fresh sardines (this was also Alton's pick), mussels and gulf shrimp.

Feb. 6, 2008 Jeopardy! Delivering clues for the Good Eats with Alton Brown category  http://www.jeopardy.com/altonbrown.php
Dec 13, 2008 Alton does a presentation at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami Florida

"Hailed as "Best Food Guru" by Atlanta Magazine and "Cooking Teacher of the Year" by Bon Appetit Magazine, Alton Brown takes the spotlight to share his knowledge, humor and enthusiasm that has made him popular with fans all over the world. Brown is the creator and host of the Food Network’s "Good Eats" and "Feasting on Asphalt," the main commentator on "Iron Chef America" and is an author of several cooking how-to-books, including the New York Times bestseller I'm Just Here for the Food and Alton Brown's Gear for Your Kitchen."


November 2008 Iron Chef America Supreme Cuisine for Wii debuts.

November 2008 Welch's Endorsement: http://www.welchs.com/altonbrown

October 2008 Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt Endorsement

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bulletSticks easily to Food
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August, 2008 AB at Opryland Event Demo
August, 2008 Ask Alton column in Atlanta Magazine
May 8, 2008

Accappela Books Presents

and the Feasting Fest

Thursday, May 8, 7:00pm

    $29.50 - includes a free copy of the new Feasting on Asphalt book

    A limited number of Family 4-Pack tickets available - $95.00 - includes 2 free books with admission for 4 people
Tickets available at A Cappella Books and all the usual outlets by Mon, April 14, 12pm

    Alton and his Feasting on Asphalt road crew have cris-crossed the country a couple of times in search of our culinary history as a road-wandering people, gathering the stories and tasting the treats our backroads have to offer. His new book Feasting on Asphalt documents their travels from New Orleans to Minneapolis along the Mississippi River. A Cappella presents him, the crew and their motorcycles at a book signing family event. Emcee Lucky Yates will host the screening of the original Food Network River Run series and also bestow some very cool door prizes; kids welcome, bring your camera and take their pic sitting on Buttercup, AB's BMW bike.

[Editor Note: Almost the entire crew of GE was there. The ceremonies was hosted by Lucky Yates (the Dungeon Master), accompanied by Bart Hansard (Cocoa Carl)

April 4, 2007 Good Eats wins a Peabody award. More Info Here.

Good Eats Food Network
Rarely has science been taught on TV in such an entertaining – and appetizing – manner as it is in Alton Brown's goofy, tirelessly inventive series. Produced by Be Square Productions Inc.

Dec 2006 Alton is seen advertising Miller Lite

March 4, 2005 AB has a fundraiser for Tsunami relief. Read Grayson's review here.
Sep, 2004 Alton Brown Named Bon Appetit's Cooking Teacher of the Year

"Alton Brown...transformed his love of food (and frustration with dull cooking shows) into a career devoted to demystifying the way we cook ... Brown is fast becoming a trusted kitchen companion."

- The 7th Annual Bon Appetit American Food & Entertaining Awards 2004
(as seen in the October issue of Bon Appetit).

Alton Brown, host of Food Network's GOOD EATS and author of the James Beard Award-winning I'M JUST HERE FOR THE FOOD, and the forthcoming I'M JUST HERE FOR MORE FOOD (available October 2004) was named COOKING TEACHER OF THE YEAR by Bon Appetit Magazine.

The American Food & Entertaining Awards, now in its 7th year, will honor "the best and brightest members of the culinary community...and pay tribute to [those] who make the world of food so rich and rewarding."  Alton and other recipients receive their award at a ceremony in New York City on September 20.

You can also read Alton's second piece as a contributor to Bon Appetit in the October issue.  TAMING THE YEAST, the "Cooking Class" feature, Alton turns his scientific eye on the process of making bread - and shares the secret to a perfect loaf.

For more information on Alton Brown, visit www.altonbrown.com or contact:
Amy Voll
First Name Media
1710 First Ave, #225
New York, NY  10128
(212) 987-4222

March, 2004 Alton has a subpage at http://friendsofjuan.com telling folks how to make great coffee. Read it here.
Dec 18, 2003 Alton Brown wrote to me saying:
"I'll be teaching two pressure cooker classes at Cook's Warehouse in midtown the evening of December 18. I rarely have the opportunity to do small format classes (50 people per class) in the area so it's a big deal to me."

It's not up yet, but here is the link to look for when signing up:

Oct. 18, 2003 RALEIGH, NC
Raleigh Convention Center
The Cooking Show 2003
   On October 18, the Raleigh Convention Center will host The Cooking Show 2003, the first annual Triangle event celebrating the art of cooking, eating and enjoying good food and wine. One of the highlights of October's Cooking Show is a demonstration by TV celebrity chef Alton Brown, who writes, produces, directs, and stars in each episode of his offbeat and entertaining cooking show. Alton will also be available to sign copies of his James Beard Award-winning first cookbook, I'm Just Here for the Food, as well as his newest release about the best and most innovative culinary tools and gadgets, Alton Brown's Gear for Your Kitchen (September 2003, Stewart Tabori & Chang).
    The Cooking Show promises to be an all day culinary event where attendees can meet with speciality food producers, gourmet merchants, kitchen and equipment manufacturers, personal chefs, kitchen designers, and anyone who enjoys food and anything associated with it This is the place to build ideas for your next entertaining event, check out the latest in commercial-quality cooking equipment for the home, or simply book a personal chef for your Thanksgiving dinner!
Oct. 14, 2003 Alton appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Episode #27, Season #1
Sep - Oct, 2003 Alton appears on the Rosie O'Donnell Show.
Exact Date Unknown
Sep 27, 2003 Saturday, September 27, 8:00 - 10:00pm
Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Shout
Cooking Demonstration and Booksigning
Culinary Arts Pavilion
800 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
For more information, visit
Sep 26, 2003 Friday, September 26, 7:00pm
Raleigh, NC
Quail Ridge Books
3522 Wade Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27607
Sep 20, 2003 Saturday, September 20, 5:30-7:00pm
San Mateo, CA
222 E. Fourth Ave
San Mateo, CA 94401
Sep 20, 2003 Saturday, September 20, 12:00 - 2:00pm
San Francisco, CA
400 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Sep 19, 2003 Friday, September 19, 7:00pm
San Francisco, CA
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Sep 18, 2003 Thursday, September 18, 7:30pm
Denver, CO
Tattered Cover
2955 East First Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
Sep 17, 2003 Wednesday, September 17, 1:00pm
Barnes & Noble
600 Fifth Avenue & 48th Street
New York, NY 10020
Sep 16, 2003 Tuesday, September 16, 5:30-8:30pm
New York, NY
DeGustibus Great Cooks Class at Macy’s
Macy’s Herald Square & 34th Street, 8th Floor
For more information on how to register for the DeGustibus cooking class with Alton Brown, please visit www.degustibusinc.com. Space is limited, so reserve early. For additional information, please call (212) 439-1714 or email DeGustibus at grtcooks@aol.com.
Sep 15, 2003 Monday, September 15, 6:00pm
Philadelphia, PA
1 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Sep 13, 2003 Saturday, September 13, 1:00pm
Pittsburgh, PA
Barnes & Noble
100 West Bridge Street
Homestead, PA 15120
Sep 12, 2003 Friday, September 12, 7:30pm
Boston, MA
Barnes & Noble
98 Middlesex Parkway
Burlington, MA 01803
Sept 4, 2003 AB appears on the Late Show with David Letterman. #2036

Youtube: Alton on Letterman

Sep 2, 2003 AB begins selling his own line of Shun knives by Kershaw on altonbrown.com

July 17, 2003 Costa Mesa, California
Orange County Fair
5:30 pm Celebrity Chefs Series: Alton Brown at Heritage Stage
June 14, 2003 Alton sells his Airstream trailer on eBay for $8,500. Here's a copy of the web information and pictures he provided.
June 7, 2003 ALLENTOWN, PA
Cedar Beach Park
Wegmans Great Taste Culinary Festival, 2003

8:00 - 9:00 pm
     Working as a cook throughout high school and college, Alton Brown never considered a career in food.  After a decade working as a cinematographer and video director, he realized that he spent all his time between shoots watching cooking shows, reading cookbooks and eating.
     Alton and his wife DeAnna left the film business and moved to Vermont to pursue his first love:  food.  He attended the New England Culinary Institute, but during his years as a culinary student and throughout his restaurant and catering jobs that followed, he couldn’t forget about television.  He started to conceive a new kind of cooking show, one that would entertain and inform with wit and humor.  He started writing Good Eats a show that combines his passion for food with quirky pop culture. Good Eats can be seen on the Food Network.
     His first book, I’m Just Here for the Food was published in April 2002.
May 18, 2003 Marcus Jewish Community of Atlanta: Zest!
Insperience Studio
3232 Peachtree Rd NE Suite C
Atlanta, GA 30305

Highlighting the day is a SPECIAL CELEBRITY GUEST APPEARANCE by Alton Brown, host of the Good Eats - one of the Food Network's top rated shows, and author of I'm Just Here for the Food. Alton's fun and funky style will add just the right spice to the day!
May 5, 2003

Alton wins the
2003 James Beard Foundation /
Kitchenaid Book Award
: Reference

for his book I'm Just Here For The Food
Author: Alton Brown
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang
Editor: Marisa Bulzone

April 4-8, 2003 CENTRAL MARKET
Houston, TX, 10 am - 12:30 pm
(From Central Market's website)
America's favorite witty and quirky chef comes to Central Market! Alton will entertain and inform you with his signature lively mix of wit blended with wisdom, history, pop culture, science and common cooking sense. Alton takes on the egg in this fun class. You'll learn more than you could ever imagine as you experience the real Alton Brown! Menu includes Poached Eggs & Vinegary Greens (a different kind of egg salad); Smoked Salmon Omelets (yes, technique is everything!); Hollandaise (the sauce everyone loves to eat, but no one likes to make); and Sabayon (the sauce that is a dessert). $125 (price includes signed copy of I'm Just Here for the Food!)

(from altonbrown.com)
These are ticketed events. For more information about purchasing tickets, please visit www.centralmarket.com or call the local Central Market offices listed below. Alton is scheduled for a series of 2 and 1/2 hour cooking demonstrations at six Central Market locations throughout Texas. Each demonstration will be immediately followed by a book signing. Alton will also visit the SAVEUR Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival on Sunday, April 6 at their Wine & Food Fair for a book signing and to MC their First Annual Flat Iron BBQ Showdown.

Friday, April 4, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Houston
Westheimer at Weslayan, 713-993-9860

Saturday, April 5, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM – San Antonio
Broadway at Patterson, 210-368-8617

Saturday, April 5, 6:30 – 9:00 PM – Austin
North Lamar at 40th Street, 512-458-3068

Sunday, April 6, 11:00 AM to – 4:00 PM – Austin
SAVEUR Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival and book signing

Monday, April 7, 10:00 AM – 12:30PM – Plano
320 Coit Road, 469-241-9339

Monday, April 7, 6:30 – 9:00 PM – Dallas
5750 E. Lovers Lane, 214-361-5754

Tuesday, April 8, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Fort Worth
Interstate 30 and Hulen, 817-377-9005

March 23, 2003 The Book and the Cook, 11 am
The KitchenAid Demonstration Stage
Ft. Washington Expo Center
1100 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington, PA 19034. Map It
(30 mins North of Philadelphia, PA)
    Demonstrations by dozens of your favorite cookbook authors plus over 100 vendors of fine foods, wines, microbrews, cookware and appliances exhibiting at the Showcase make this a foodies’ paradise. You’ll browse the exhibits sampling the great specialty foods and wines, see how the latest developments in cookware and appliances make preparing meals at home easy, enjoy cooking demonstrations, samplings and cookbook signings by leading culinary personalities and learn home entertaining tips in our Master Class Suite.
    Please Note That Immediately Following Their Cooking Demonstrations Cookbook Authors Are Available in The Borders Books and Music Cookbook Pavilion To Sign Copies Of Their Books
Mar 18, 2003 Atlanta, GA
"TV chef Alton Brown is fixing to walk into the middle of a food fight today in Midtown. The Food Network "Good Eats" guy is scheduled to help open the new Whole Foods Market at 650 Ponce de Leon Ave. in Midtown at 10 a.m. Whole Foods is taking over the Midtown Place shopping center space originally eyed by Harris Teeter just before the rival grocery chain left the market in 2001." (AJC)
Mar 1-2, 2003 South Beach Wine & Food Festival
Miami Beach, FL

Fine Living Network Grand Tasting Village at Ocean Drivce & 10th Street
March 1: Book Signing 6:00 pm
March 2: Chef Chat 4:00 - 4:45 pm at the SubZero Tent
When the Smoke Clears...Make a Salad
No one has more fun with food and cooking than Alton Brown, popular TV cooking show host and author of "I'm Just Here for the Food." He's always experimenting with new techniques, ideas, and combinations in his unquenchable search for good eats. Come play with Alton as he reveals an unconventional but highly-effective method for smoking an assortment of fresh fish and seafood. When the smoke clears, he will use the flavorful results to create an unusual and enticing Smoked Seafood Salad, a Smoked Fish Soup and whatever else strikes him in the moment!
Feb, 2003
(Released in January)
The home where they shoot GE was featured in Home Magazine: The Remolding and Decorating Resource.

Jan 18-19, 2003 Wilson Commencement Park & Wegmans Present:
Eisenhart Auditorium at the Rochester Museum & Science Center

4:00 p.m. on the 19th
657 East Avenue
Rochester, NY
Book Signing on the 18th

Picture from DemocratandChronicle.com

Dec. 12, 2002 Book Signing
Story time: Play With Your Food! Join us as we celebrate food! This story time is in honor of Alton Brown, who will be visiting Borders Buckhead today at 5pm.

Borders: Atlanta-Buckhead
3637 Peachtree Rd. NE, Ste. C
Atlanta, GA
Phone: 404.237.0707
View Map
Mid Oct, 2002 Advertising with Dannon Yogurt begins. Alton's image is seen in advertisements in Cooking Light and on the web.

Recipes Here

Oct. 22, 2002 SUR LA TABLE
Cooking Class, 6:30 PM
1806 Fourth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Oct. 21, 2002 SUR LA TABLE
Cooking Class, 6:30 PM
23 University Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030

Pictures Courtesy
Kristin Pinnatore

Oct. 20, 2002 SUR LA TABLE
Book Signing, 1-3 PM SIGNING ONLY
Pike Place Market
84 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101
Sand Point Magnuson Park
7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA
Panel discussion and book signing
Oct. 18, 2002 SUR LA TABLE
Cooking Class, 6:30 PM
90 Central Way
Kirkland, WA 98033
Oct. 12, 2002 ALPHARETTA, GA
Barnes & Noble: Booksigning 3:00 PM
7660 North Point Pkwy Suite 200
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Oct. 5-6, 2002 SUR LA TABLE
Cooking class, 11:00 AM
1468 Northern Boulevard
Manhasset, NY 11030
Phone: 516-365-3297
Sept. 28, 2002 SUR LA TABLE
Cooking class, 10:30 AM
7122 E. Greenway Pkwy Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Jeff Easter with AB above.
Pictures Courtesy Jeff Easter

Sept. 4, 2002

Press conference to raise awareness for the upcoming Taste of Atlanta benefits for Fall, Noon
3391 Peachtree Rd
Atlanta, GA 30326
Aug 17-18, 2002 BILTMORE ESTATES
Book Signing & demo @ Biltmore Estates
Sun 3:30-5:00 pm
Sat 3:30-5:00 pm
Demo and tasters for visitors to the Biltmore Estates (10:00 am for season pass holders only)
1 Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803

Sat 6 PM Discussion and book signing
55 Haywood Street
Asheville, North Carolina 28801

briguy & his wife at Malaprops

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Aug 16, 2002

Cooking demo/class to benefit the library, 10 AM -12 PM
554 Main Street, Highlands, NC 28741
July 18, 2002 ATLANTA, GA
Harry's/Whole Foods, 7:00 pm
1180 Upper Hembree Road
Alpharetta, GA  30076

Pictures Courtesy Mikemenn

Alton talks to Korva Coleman about grills and smoking.
June 25-26, 2002 NECI
Book Signing and Lecture
June 25 / Montpelier Campus
   Book Signing at Main St. Grill
   11 am to 1 pm / Lecture near Grill
   $10, 3 pm to 5 pm
June 26 /Essex Campus
   Book Signing at NECI Commons
   11 am to 1 pm
   Lecture at Inn At Essex / $10
   3 pm to 5 pm
250 Main Street / Montpellier, VT 05602 / info@neci.edu / 802.223.6324

Picture Courtesy cesco
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Book Signing @ Borders
7:00 pm
612 E. Liberty St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2004

Picture Courtesy Kristina
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Luncheon with Borders at their Head Quarters
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June 20, 2002 CHICAGO, IL
Book Signing @ Borders
7:00 pm
830 N. Michigan Ave,
Chicago, IL 60611-2167
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June 19, 2002 CHICAGO, IL
Culinary Class @ Sur La Table
52-54 E. Walton St.
Chicago, IL 60611-1420
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June 18, 2002 SEATTLE, WA
Book Signing @ Third Place Books
Lake Forest Park Towne Centre
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155-5534
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June 17, 2002 PORTLAND, OR
Book Signing @ Barnes & Noble
7:30 pm
1720 N. Jantzen Beach Ctr.
Portland, OR 97217-7845
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June 15, 2002 SAN JOSE
Book Signing @ Barnes & Noble
3:00 pm
5353 Alameda Expy. Bldg. B
San Jose, CA 95118-3601
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June 14, 2002 OAKLAND, CA
Book Signing @ Diesel Books
7:30 pm
5433 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618-1502

Picture courtesy Nicole
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June 13, 2002 LOS ANGELES, CA
Book Signing @ Barnes & Noble
7:30 pm
189 Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Alton is interviewed on KTLA-5 in Los Angeles, CA outside the BBQ Galore store in Studio City.

Picture courtesy Michael

June 12, 2002

Wednesday, June 12 - 6:30 pm · $70

Satisfy your curiosity about things gastronomic. Alton Brown, author of I'm Just Here For the Food, is the host of the hit show Good Eats on the TV Food Network. He will explore the mechanics behind cooking and teach you how to use a recipe as a map instead of a set of directions. Alton will give you the lowdown on cast iron pans and probe thermometers, dispel the myth that frying is evil and let you know when to wear welding gloves in the kitchen. He'll also answer any questions that you have.
MENU Shrimp Soak · Chip-Chop · Flower Pot Chicken

Sur La Table Culinary Program, #166959
301 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA / 310-395-0390

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June 11, 2002 AUSTIN, TX
Book Signing @ BookPeople
7:00 pm
603 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78703-5413

Picture from The Book People

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June 10, 2002 DALLAS, TX
Book Signing @ Borders, 7:00 pm
10720 Preston Road Suite 1018
Dallas, TX 75230-3866

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Book Signing @ Borders
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Crossroads Center
5871 Crossroads Center Way
Baileys Crossroads, VA 22041-2307

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6:30 p.m.:  Description: Book Rap/Wine Dinner

"I’m Just Here for the Food: Food + Heat = Cooking"
Saturday, June 8, 2002
Time: 6:30 PM with the discussion, Q&A and a five course dinner with five complementing wines and a book signing to follow.
Cost: $55 per person (includes tax and gratuity)
RESERVATIONS: 202-662-7501 or e-mail pnelson@press.org (Credit card number required when making reservation)

As host of the Food Network’s Good Eats, Alton Brown entertains and informs viewers with a lively mix of wit blended with wisdom, history with pop culture, and science with the kind of common cooking sense that our grandmothers took for granted. In this, his first cookbook, Brown presents readers with an instruction manual for the kitchen, combining 60 wide-ranging recipes with a wealth of culinary information that allows anyone- at any level of expertise—to understand the whys and wherefores of cooking.

Sponsored by: Friedheim Library
Fourth Estate
June 7, 2002 WASHINGTON DC
Book Signing @ Olsson’s, 7:00 pm
1200 F St. NW
Washington, DC 20004-1203

Picture Courtesy wiliope
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Book Signing @ Fountain Books
12 noon - 3:00 pm
1312 East Cary
Richmond, VA 23219-4118

Picture courtesy tommfranklin

Picture courtesy wmsbg_ge_fan_kylefz

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June 6, 2002

Demo & Book Signing @ Chef Central
7:00 pm
Paramus Town Square
240 Route 17 North
Paramus, NJ 07652-2925

Picture courtesy Rob
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June 5, 2002 FREEHOLD, NJ
Book Signing @ Barnes & Noble
7:30 pm
3981 Highway 9
Freehold, NJ 07728-2561

Picture courtesy dditzel
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June 4, 2002 NEW YORK, NY
Book Signing @ Barnes & Noble 7:00 pm
Union Square
33 East 17th Street
New York, NY 10003

Picture courtesy Lizzy
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Alton appears on CBS's The Early Show.
Alton Brown's Pressurized Chili

June 3, 2002 NEW YORK, NY
Class & Book Signing
How To Understand Food: (Recipes, Techniques & Everything Else You Need To Find Your Way To Dinner) $80
DeGustibus at Macy’s
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Macy Herald Square
151 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001-2101

Picture courtesy boxergirlawp
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June 1, 2002 ATLANTA, GA
Book Signing and Demo
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Clayton County International Park
2300 Highway 138 SE
Jonesboro, GA

Picture from mikemenn

May 12-13, 2002

The Western Reserve School of Cooking

In Alton Brown's debut book, I'm Just Here for the Food: Food + Heat = Cooking, he serves as culinary cartographer, creating a map that takes readers beyond GOOD EATS, his hit show on the TV Food Network. Join him for his book-based cooking class that'll feed your curiosity about all things gastronomic. Explore the mechanics behind cooking and learn how to use a recipe as a map instead of a set of directions. Hang out with Alton as he whips up Shrimp Soak, employing one of his specialties—brining; Chip-Chop, proving a bag of chips, a couple of other ingredients, and one short hour does dinner make; and Flower Pot Chicken, which, although based on solid science, is like nothin' you've seen before. He'll give you the lowdown on cast iron pans and probe thermometers, dispel the myth that frying is evil, and let you know when to wear welding gloves in the kitchen. Plus he'll answer any questions you can dream up. So, get ready to think, not just perform, in the kitchen.

COST: $50
140 N Main Street / Hudson, OH 44236-2827 / 330-600-1665

May 11, 2002 CLEVELAND, OH
Book Signing @ Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 7:00 pm
The Shops at Shaker Square
13217 Shaker Square
Cleveland, OH 44120-2314

Picture courtesy sjgreene_17
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May 9, 2002 ATLANTA, GA
Book Signing @ Borders, 7:00 pm
3637 Peachtree Road NE Suite C
Atlanta, GA 30319-1253

Picture courtesy Holly
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April 27, 2002 LOS ANGELES, CA
Demo & Book Signing
Los Angeles Festival of Books
2:00 pm, Culinary Stage, UCLA Campus.

Picture courtesy rwucla
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April 24, 2002 LA Times Hotlist
2. "I'm Just Here for the Food" by Alton (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, $32.50). A hip textbook from another Food Network personality.
April 20-21, 2002 Alton creates 8 interstitial (30 second spots) about potatoes for Couch Potato Weekend on the Food Network. Link 1 Link 2
April 3, 2002 LA Times Hotlist
6. 'I'm Just Here for the Food' by Alton Brown (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, $32.50). A hip textbook from another Food Network personality.
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April, 2002 Popular Science article, "The Science of Tasty Grub", April, 2002, pg 73. It featured Alton's blast furnace (blow dryer and Webber grill).
March 28, 2002 Alton's Book, "I'm Just Here For The Food" was first reported (to me) being delivered (i.e. purchased) by UPS to Geoffrey Middleton from BN.com for $26.00 at the Good_Eats Yahoo! Group
March 23, 2002

Research Chef Association: Defining The Future of Food
Annual Conference and Trade Show

New Orleans Marriott · New Orleans, Louisiana
March 21-24, 2002

9:00 am - 10:30 am: General Session
Food Science And The Media: Please Come In. Let's Talk.
Alton Brown, Host/Writer/Director of Food Network's show, "Good Eats"
Whether it's "60 Minutes" or a reporter from the local daily, the news media is well equipped to track the scent of potential prey...and that prey could be you if your products combine science and food. Even the most remote whiff of controversy is sure to bring the news mob to your doorstep... armed with hostile questions and loaded with attitude. The news media increasingly is compelled to explore the relationship of science to what consumers eat, creating a potential for controversy and, ultimately, consumer mistrust. Mr. Brown's session will illustrate how opening the lab doors to media, communicating proactively and taking responsibility can educate consumers and make them receptive to the important role science plays in food product development.

March, 2002 Southern Living article, Georgia's Good Eats Guy,
March, 2002, Page 54.
Feb. 28, 2002

Held an on-line chat was held at USA Today's Talk Today Site.

Feb. 15, 2002 Feature article in TV Guide's Today's TV section.

^ 2002 ^

Dec 17, 2001 Begins selling his customized Sodium-Chloride Containment Unit which promptly sells out in 36 hours.
Nov. 26, 2001 Alton's Grandmother, Mrs. "Ma" Mae Parsons Skelton, passed away at the age of 86.
Nov. 21,2001 Phone interview with the 99X Crew on 99.7 FM in Atlanta, GA
Nov. 20, 2001 On-line chat at Foodtv.com.
Nov. 4, 2001 Begins his new website, altonbrown.com.
Sep. 29-30, 2001 Does 2 shows at the Wine South 2001 event, Villa Christina, Atlanta, Georgia
June 9, 2001 Emcee of the 2001 Southern Regional Emmy Awards
Grand Hyatt, Atlanta, GA hosted by the NATAS Atlanta Chapter
March 25, 2001 One of the cooks for the Food Network Live show in Tampa, FL.
Tamp Convention Center, $20

Picture courtesy gotbstorm

March 3, 2001 Featured in a Tank McNamara comic strip
March, 2001 One of the cooks for the Food Network Live show in Durham, NC.

Picture courtesy jlstenulis

^ 2001 ^

Nov. 19, 2002

On-line chat at Foodtv.com

Aug. 26, 2000

Does two shows at the BBQ and Blues Fest, Gwinnett County Fairgrounds in Atlanta, Georgia.

Picture from mikemenn

July 17, 2000

On-line chat at Foodtv.com

March, 2000

One of the judges for Mac & Cheese recipe contest for the Atlanta Constitution and Journal, Atlanta, GA

^ 2000 ^

July 7, 1999

Steak Your Claim is the first episode to air on The Food Network thus beginning the Good Eats run.

^ 1999 ^

July, 1998

Steak Your Claim and This Spud's For You airs on the PBS station, WTTW, Channel 11, in Chicago, Illinois.

^ 1998 ^


Graduates from the New England Culinary Institute

^ 1995 ^

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