Alton Brown

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    October 6, 2014

    You Can Now Watch Alton Brown's Good Eats (and No Reservations and Other Food Shows) on Netflix

    Hey guys! Some quick good news: Starting from late last week, you can now watch Good Eats on Netflix! Alton Brown published some new, short videos on his YouTube channel a few months ago, but now you can watch full 21-minute episodes from the comfort of your underwear. Now for the bad news..

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    May 16, 2014

    Alton Brown Makes the Second-Best Grilled Cheese I've Ever Seen

    Everyone knows I love Alton Brown, and his new grilled cheese video is amazing (especially that crunch at the end), but I'm going to tell you guys: it's only the second best grilled cheese video I've seen. First some background..

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    May 9, 2014

    This Week In Food: Homemade Bitters, Night Market, and Correctly Popping the Cork

    Hi guys! It's time for another week in food... Edwin went to the clean and beautiful Provenance in Newport Beach for this print review. He shared the opening of Calivino Wine Pub near the Angels' Stadium and previewed the OC Night Market that will be held at the Fairgrounds this weekend. Last, he a ... More >>

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    April 25, 2014

    This Week In Food: Bear Coast Coffee, Saving Beer, and Foodies Who Aren't Hipsters

    Well, shoot, wouldn't you know that it's time for another food round up. Let's take a look at what happened this week and where you need to go next! Edwin went to The Breakfast Bar in Long Beach and ate...breakfast. He commanded us to eat everything at Rocharin Thai Bistro and showed us a raining f ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013
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    October 8, 2013

    On The Line: Joe Vieyra of Pee-Wee's Famous Hot Dogs and Hamburgers, Part One

    With a name like Pee-Wee's, you sort of expect some tongue-in-cheek humor. What we got was a Joe Vieyra, a man with some serious work ethic. His schooling included endless hours with the family businesses, plus influences from a some well-established brands. Of course, you'll still find some humor. ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    Seventh Tea Bar Debuts Steampunk Brewing Tomorrow With Twitter Giveaway

    While folks are hardcore about their lattes, we mildly obsess over Seventh Tea Bar's newest contraption: Alpha Dominche's Steampunk 4.0. It's got brains and beauty, like many of our Weekly counterparts.Admittedly, some of the terminology is over our heads. Owner/Mad ScientistJeff Duggan got all Alto ... More >>

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    October 23, 2012

    A Mexican in the South: Notes, Quotes, and Observations from the Southern Foodways Alliance's Annual Symposium

    Imagine my surprise earlier this year when I received an email from John T. Edge, one of the best food writers in America and head of the Southern Foodways Alliance, this awesome-ass effort by the University of Mississippi's Center for the Study of Southern Culture to preserve, document, and celebra ... More >>

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    May 16, 2012

    On the Line: Austin Lee of Itriya Cafe, Part Two

    Austin manages to bring food into the non-food portion of our interview, but what can you do? At least he taught us another combination to order at In-n-Out. This jack of all trades keeps us interested with anecdotes that ultimately lead back to great cuisine. On a completely unrelated note, Lee als ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    Five Great Minnesota Versions of Hotdish (a.k.a. Casserole)

    ​As winter approaches, with its occasional rain and frigid mid-50s-high temperatures, people break out the sweaters, boots and think about hot, stick-to-your-ribs food. In the winter, a lot of baking happens and a lot of lasagne, but when it's chilly out, I think of the time I spent in Minnesota a ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    [UPDATED: Now, With Contestants!] SoCo Certified Farmers' Market to Host Second 'Farm to Food Truck Challenge' THIS Saturday!

    SoCo hosting Lime Truck sometime or other . . . Will our boys be there???​UPDATE: Just got the list of trucks participating in the contest Dave and I will judge. At end of post!ORIGINAL POST, NOV. 11, 12 P.M.: This past Saturday, I drove to the über-hip OC Mart Mix at the SoCo Collection, hugging ... More >>

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    May 13, 2011

    This Week in Food: David Cross As a Ham Sandwich, Perfectly Grilled Wieners, and Coffeehouse Lingerie!

    Flickr user Jo Naylor​With a headline like that, you know we had a great week 'round here. More after the jump!

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    May 12, 2011

    Guy Fieri And Rachael Ray's New Food Network Show

    First the news from Alton Brown that Good Eats is going bye-bye. It was the only show left on Food Network worth watching. Today, on the Rachael Ray Show, the annoyingly spunky Ray announced a new show premiering this summer on the Food Network with faux-bro co-host Guy Fieri.The elevator pitch? "It ... More >>

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    May 10, 2011

    Alton Brown Announces He's Retiring Good Eats

    ​After twelve years and nearly 250 episodes as The Food Network's premiere, and frankly, most educational and useful cooking show, Good Eats will end its run, Alton Brown announced today via Twitter. The host said, "G.E. fans, I've decided to cut the half hour series at 249 eps. There will be 3 ne ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    On the Line: Britta Kvinge Pulliam

    Photo by Todd Barnes​Orange County--fleeting, impermanent, forever-discarding Orange County--is severely lacking in longstanding food personalities who aren't afraid to open new places while keeping a signature style. There's the Goodells, Pascal Olhats, Chef Abe and...who else? Definitely on that ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    Five Reasons to Like Bobby Flay

    ​Celebrity chef Bobby Flay is coming to South Coast Plaza this week (see end of blog post for event info!) to promote his latest book, and again: I won't be able to attend a food celebrity's gracing of our backwater 'burbs because the day job beckons. I don't have any pressing questions for the ma ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    Joshua Miller of 320 Main, Part Two

    Photo by Meg Strouse​Today we continue our Q&A with Chef Joshua Miller of 320 Main. If you missed the first part, read it here. Stay tuned tomorrow for our final installment: a recipe from the chef. What would you'd like to see more of in Orange County from a culinary standpoint: Resurgence ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Joshua Miller of 320 Main, Part One

    Photo by Meg Strouse​People come to 320 Main in Seal Beach to sip the stiff drinks owner Jason Schiffer mixes and chomp the steaks that Chef Joshua Miller sears. We wish we could do a profile on both; but for this feature, Chef Miller gets the stage as he answers our silly questionnaire. Stay tu ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    Matching Food Network Stars with their TBN Alter Egos!

    ​​I see Food Network shows occasionally, about as much as I watch the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Maybe I'm just a fool (actually, I am!), maybe I've seen too much of each channel, but some of their star personalities start melding into each other until the TBN and the FN personalities are ind ... More >>

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    April 28, 2010

    Babycakes Cupcake Maker, Why Do You Exist?

    Sometimes, you just want a cupcake. You're not dressed nicely, you don't want to get dressed nicely to go out to one of the fancy bakeries just to buy some towering buttercream priapus for $3.50, not when you can make your own at home.table4five @ CC BY 2.0​

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    April 9, 2010

    Strawberry Cryogenics: How to Make Them Keep

    Ah, strawberries. We're blessed to have edible strawberries eleven months of the year here in Orange County, but we're headed full tilt into the very best of the berries. The problem is that they are, to quote Alton Brown, "ticking time bombs." Within a day they've withered; in three days they're mo ... More >>

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    February 16, 2010

    Ehrline Karnaga of Valhalla Table

    ​Ehrline Karnaga and her sister Liz have built a successful bakery at Irvine's Layer Cake. Now they've ventured into making homemade sausages and serving them with beer at Valhalla Table. Here are her answers to our silly survey. 1. Dish you cook that most represents you. Balinese wild boar s ... More >>

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    January 27, 2010

    Recipe of the Week: Gougères

    21202718@N00 @ CC BY-NC-SA 2.0​Gougères (pronounced "goo ZHERR") are French cheese puffs. They're made with pâte à choux, the sticky dough that, when sugar is added, makes éclairs, profiteroles and cream puffs. In this case, there is no sugar; salt and grated cheese are added.In the ... More >>

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    December 31, 2009
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    August 21, 2009

    This Week in Food

    ​In the last seven days, we at SAFII blogged about:Expired KitKats. The horror! Note to Albert: You should've probably bought the whole lot and flogged them on eBay. They must surely be collectors' items?Lavish birthday bashes. Sadly, not our own.A just-opened sushi bar in Newport Beach.Awful back ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    On The Line: Rachel Klemek of Blackmarket Bakery

    Tim MelideoRachel Klemek is the owner/chef/instructor of Blackmarket Bakery, her made-from-scratch bakery in Irvine.You'll also see Blackmarket weekly at farmers' markets around O.C., but most especially at the Saturday Irvine Farmers' Market across from UCI. Here are her answers to our survey. 1 ... More >>

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    November 26, 2008

    Garden Grove's Korean District In New Cooking Show on KOCE

    Before The Food Network came along , there was Martin Yan, Jacques Pepin, Tommy Tang, Jeff Smith (a.k.a. The Frugal Gourmet) and of course, Julia Child.  As a kid, I watched their shows every Saturday morning on PBS's KCET 28 when other kids watched cartoons.  I'd stare with rapt amuseme ... More >>