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A Tip of the Hat and a Wag of the Finger

Dear Food Network,

A couple of days ago I gave Melissa d'Arabian a wag of the finger on her touting of sugar laden desserts as "healthy" in her otherwise fabulous show "10 Dollar Meals."

Today, I must give a tip of the hat to Alton Brown for his episode "Live and Let Diet," of his show Good Eats, aired this week, and dedicated to healthy eating and healthy living. It is one of the best shows I've ever seen.

Alton does not get preachy or unrealistic. And do not expect the "silver bullet" against overeating from him. He offers just good, straightforward information on proper nutrition and how this helped him shed 50 pounds safely. In other words, it is a general blueprint for adopting a healthy lifestyle.

True, the show is not an encyclopaedia on nutrition (how could it? It's only half an hour), but it does give you the basics and he does it in his typical, entertaining Alton Brown style.

I do hope that he does more shows like this one in the future, and that the rest of the Food Network chefs follow suit.

Much love,

Belfebe

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jaine_parr
Jan. 7th, 2010 07:22 pm (UTC)
Alton Brown makes sense. But he always has.
belfebe
Jan. 7th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah. I love that man.
greta_k
Jan. 7th, 2010 10:44 pm (UTC)
Alton IS "Da Man." :-)
anotheranon
Jan. 8th, 2010 03:09 am (UTC)
Yet another reason to love AB.
syrjustus
Jan. 8th, 2010 01:16 pm (UTC)
Dude is my hero. And through a series of unfortunate events I missed the chance to meet him when he was here last year... ; (

Maybe I'll get another chance.
belfebe
Jan. 8th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
Bummer! I'd love to meet him too. He's awesome.
cariola
Jan. 8th, 2010 05:02 pm (UTC)
Being able to watch new episodes of Good Eats is the #1 reason why I debate getting cable/satellite/Fios TV/etc. I shall have to settle for my giant stack of DVDs.
belfebe
Jan. 8th, 2010 06:02 pm (UTC)
Luckily, most of his shows are available on DVD, so you're good.

Ahhhh, an evening of playing AB DVD's!!! Heaven!
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