"You don't want flame to hit your food. Flame is bad. Flame does nasty things to food. It makes soot and it makes deposits of various chemicals that are not too good for us. The last thing you really want to see licking at your food while it's on a grill is an actual flame."
"I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead."Alton Brown on Oscar Wilde
"You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans."Alton Brown on Ronald Reagan
"It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available."Alton Brown on Ronald Reagan
"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."Alton Brown on Yogi Berra
"Beware the hobby that eats."Alton Brown on Benjamin Franklin
"The thing that helped me get into the film business was that I went to school in Athens, Georgia and managed to get on, um, working on music videos for a band called R.E.M. and that kind of opened up a lot of doors for me."
"I like television. I still believe that television is the most powerful form of communication on Earth - I just hate what is being done with it."
"A balanced diet may be the best medicine. I was eating too much good eats. But people consider that part of your job, you know? Eat. And I do!"
"I say grace. I'm a big believer in grace. I happen to believe in a God that made all the food and so I'm pretty grateful for that and I thank him for that. But I'm also thankful for the people that put the food on the table."
"The worst food you'll ever eat will probably be prepared by a 'cook' who calls himself a 'chef.' Mark my words."
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