I’m just so excited about meeting Alton Brown last night! He is my hero 🙂 If you live near a book signing venue for his new book Good Eats 3 I would highly recommend going even if you don’t want to wait to get a book signed. His Q&A was the funniest hour of my life. Here is the Book Tour Schedule.
Here are a few things I remember from the Q&A:
Q: If you were to challenge any iron chef which one would it be and what would the secret ingredient be?
A: Answered that definitely will never be cooking on Iron Chef because “I don’t want anyone to get my job.” and Challenger Morimoto and “secret ingredient would be beenie weenies.”
Q: I have a speech on BBQ tomorrow, can you give me a quote to use in it?
A: “BBQ is good.”
Q: What was your favorite donut shop in St. Louis?
A: “Drive In Donuts”Q: What are your favorite foods?
A: Pie, Margaritas and BBQ
Q: Which Food Network Star did you want to win?
A: None of them. When the First and only episode I was in earned the highest ratings, I am now in all 11 episodes of Food Network Star.
Q: Besides yourself, who is the best chef in America?
A: My Wife.
Q: Asked a question about Matilda…
A: Well, Matilda died. And she died in my daughter’s bedroom. I tried to explain to my daughter that dogs die near the thing they loved the most. And my daughter replied, then why didn’t he die in the pantry?
Q: Will the Food Network be doing any shows with vegetarian meals?
A: <only 3 people clapped> That is why we don’t do vegetarian meals. By a show of hands only 3 people clapped.
Q: Will you do another Feasting on Asphalt?
A: Yeah, it’s called Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.