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Marietta’s Alton Brown signs three more years with Food Network

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Marietta’s Alton Brown has signed another three-year deal with the Food Network, according to Deadline.com. This means the mad scientist food expert will continue to host “Good Eats,” “Iron Chef America “and “The Next Iron Chef” for the foreseeable future.

Brown has been executive producing and hosting “Good Eats” since 1999 and has shot more than 240 episodes, all here in Atlanta. He has hosted “Iron Chef America” since 2005 and three seasons of “The Next Iron Chef,” which debuted in 2007.  He will also make a couple of appearances on the upcoming “Next Food Network Star.”

In other words, his near ubiquity on the channel continues.

The Food Network apparently sent out a release, which I just got when I requested confirmation. It says the network and Brown will also seek other series ideas down the road. In the past, he’ s done some  on-the-road shows called “Feasting on Asphalt” and “Feasting on  Waves.”

In the press release, here’s what Brown had to say:

“Food is a great subject for a filmmaker and Food Network has been a great home. They provide me with a level of creative support and professional commitment that would be tough to find anywhere else in the industry,” said Brown. “I’m juiced to have an opportunity to continue the good work we’ve established over the last dozen years and to look ahead to new projects.”

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By Rodney Ho, rho@ajc.com, AJCRadioTV blog

45 comments Add your comment

PTC DAWG

March 28th, 2011
3:51 pm

I enjoy his shows…but I have to say, he doesn’t look healthy. I hope he is OK in that respect.

John

March 28th, 2011
4:53 pm

I have a life, I have never heard of this man. The only reason I even clicked the story is a have a few minutes to kill before my 5PM meeting. It would be nice is Americans too an interest in the future of their country as much as they are interested pop culture.

CORDELE ROCKET

March 28th, 2011
4:54 pm

Please make another Feasting on……………

JimmyZ

March 28th, 2011
4:54 pm

Sadly, I have to agree….I know he lost some weight and is proud of it, but that boy needs to eat!

Mark

March 28th, 2011
4:55 pm

John – “Have a life…a few minutes to kill before my 5PM meeting.” I imagine the irony is lost on you.

CORDELE ROCKET

March 28th, 2011
4:55 pm

I worry about the future of this country but you have to have some down time

Pea Eye Parker

March 28th, 2011
4:58 pm

You’re the one who needs to out more, John. Food Network = Pop Culture … don’t think so.

Rodney

March 28th, 2011
5:04 pm

I love Professor Brown. Thanks to his special on eggs from years ago, I spent nearly a month (and a whole lot of $ buying eggs) learning to build the perfect omelette and frittata. (speaking of not having a life, John – at least now I have a SKILL). :)

Alton Brown and Ina Garten are really the only two on Food Network that I feel I can learn something from. Sure, I get lots of recipes from other chefs (Giada is a source of inspiration!) but I actually LEARN when watching Good Eats or Barefoot Contessa.

N-Dawg

March 28th, 2011
5:12 pm

I love Alton! Congrats!!!

bentavius

March 28th, 2011
5:23 pm

Dave

March 28th, 2011
5:25 pm

I’ve learned a lot from Alton especially tips that really make a difference between good and better. I also like the fact that when he recommends gadgets he is against single task gadgets. His shows interested me in getting some of his books which I have found to be worth the investment. John probably doesn’t know how to boil water.

Mr. Snippy

March 28th, 2011
5:42 pm

Note to “John”. Well aren’t you special! Glad you have such a busy and rewarding life. But I am saddened by the fact that you never learned to proof read what you write. You’d think at that big fine company you supposedly work for they’d have taught you better. Guess not.

Wilbur's BBQ

March 28th, 2011
5:43 pm

Feasting on tailgates…..it needs to be done…I will host the first in Athens :)

lewis

March 28th, 2011
5:44 pm

agreed, alton and contessa are the only watchable shows, cooking channel is far superior than food network

miz b

March 28th, 2011
5:44 pm

i am very fond of alton and ina…alton’s good eats is used in teaching as food science. his recipes work as do ina’s. are there really other networks out there?!! congratulations to my home town hero!

Dave

March 28th, 2011
6:18 pm

…but not the Dave above. I used to love his show, then its seemed to become a parody of itself? Whatever the description, I’ve not watched him in some time now. Food Network itself is getting a bit tired. Its offspring is on occasion a good source of food ideas, though for the most part has half hours of paeans to whatever restaurant or food business is paying to be featured (I think that, though I don’t know it) coupled with old reruns of stuff that used to be on the main channel.

Concerned American

March 28th, 2011
6:27 pm

Anyone concerned about the massive debt Washington, DC is racking up and who will have to pay for it?

Get your mind away from the idiot box !

Dan

March 28th, 2011
6:46 pm

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justmy2cents

March 28th, 2011
6:48 pm

I love Alton and Ina! His overnight cinnamon roll recipe is PERFECT, and we always use his method for deep frying turkeys. I’m glad he is back for a few more years. I agree, we need another “feasting on”.

Dan

March 28th, 2011
6:51 pm

I think most of us can multi-task to the point of being able to worry about the direction of our country and learn a little bit about humanity’s oldest science at the same time. Alton is great; his shows entertain and educate and it makes my wife happy when I whip up something cool I have learned from him. Happy wife = better world. In this way, house by house, Mr. Brown is doing more to improve America than all the politicians in D.C.

HotlantaHobo

March 28th, 2011
7:29 pm

Alton is teaching cooking using the scientific method with as much intellect as a mass-market production could allow. I can’t think of a better educational program on any channel. May his contract be in perpetual renewal. And may more people experience the joy of cooking good food.

Old Hippie

March 28th, 2011
7:42 pm

CA & John, since y’all are so concerned about “the course this country is taking,” you might get concerned that your views are totally out of line with the majority of Americans. You “tea partiers” are only about 10 – 15% of the GOP electorate; you are totally out of tune with the rest of America.

Go wrap yourselves in your confederate flags and have a good cry.

Winnie

March 28th, 2011
8:02 pm

I love Alton Brown and often refer to his recipes. His shows are always educational and fun. I loved the Feasting on… shows and would love to see another one.

Bruce

March 28th, 2011
8:08 pm

Old hippie

When did the tea party get into cooking. I’m a tea party member and I don’t own a Confederate flag.

freds

March 28th, 2011
8:22 pm

its a sad day for the network this guy sucks

@ Old Hippy

March 28th, 2011
8:28 pm

Back off on the tea party/confederate flag talk, my friend. Why not take a live and let live approach? I’m conservative and try to do that, although it is tempting to beat the snot out of an old, smelly loser like you every now and then…

Debbie

March 28th, 2011
8:37 pm

I didn’t think he looked healthy either until I saw him up close in person and he actually looked very good and healthy in person. Go figure.

Ceretha Luther

March 28th, 2011
8:50 pm

There is no need to be hateful, people. It’s ok for people to like pop culture, John. That shows they have a well-rounded life, or maybe a hobby, and it’s ok for you not to like pop culture – that is your right. There is no need to call names and presume that people wave confederate flags. You are free to like or dislike things without being an idiot, a moron, etc. etc. I think everyone is worried about real life – and it’s nice to take a break from it now and again. I like the fun way Alton brings science into everyday life, at a time when we need to encourage interest in the sciences and show that it DOES apply to everyday life. And that ought to be serious enough for anyone, Democrat, Republican, Liberal, Hippie, or person killing time before an important meeting. Lighten up, Francis!

B. Thenet

March 28th, 2011
8:53 pm

Good to hear that one of Metro Atlanta’s great ambassadors on TV is home for a few more years. I am pleased that he has become such a major part of the Food Network.

Considering all the agitated nonsense we hear about the Nanny State and other fearful and omnipresent dangers of our government stirred up by the lunatic fringe, you would think they would have the decency not to shove their political views down our throats on a TV blog of all things.

DebDoes

March 28th, 2011
9:26 pm

Politics, tea party, flags…huh? Okay, I’ll do it…he’s White! Now, I’ve thrown race in the conversation as well! Geez louise people, lighten up. If you don’t like him, hit click and go to something else.
Love you Alton, you make Marietta proud. Wished I had seen you more around the Square….I heard you frequented the coffee shop/shops there. All the best.

Kat

March 28th, 2011
9:31 pm

Well, if John and others (who all share one mind, apparently) were to branch out into areas other than “the sky is falling,” they might, just might, find that life is NOT all doom and gloom. It is actually quite entertaining. Try it!

Bruce

March 28th, 2011
9:43 pm

Old Hippie why do you have to be so hatefull. I never called you a name. I took the smelly loser remark as being pointed in my direction. You sound like the only thing you’re interested in is causing turmoil on this board.

Gresham Brown

March 28th, 2011
10:17 pm

All those poor black people!

AlphaFemale

March 28th, 2011
11:03 pm

Goodness I hope Alton isn’t reading these comments. It takes little to nothing for people to get entirely off topic. If you want to sling crap there are plenty of other forums to do that on.

Back on topic, I totally agree about Alton looking a little worse for the wear. He looked like an AIDS patient in his Welch’s commercial. I say this not out of meanness- just honestly. We love you Alton- please gain a few pounds back! With that said thank you Alton for being the Mr. Wizard of the cooking world, you’ve explained several things and techniques to me that I never would have understood/ mastered without you. I hope that I run into you one day around town. Thanks for staying in Atlanta despite jerks like Old Hippy.

itpdude

March 29th, 2011
3:54 am

Ha ha ha, who are these idiots coming into this forum and piping off about politics?

Are people supposed to think of NOTHING but politics? And besides, Brown educates people on one of the most important things in our lives: Food.

Or are you two dolts (John and Concerned (idiot) American not concerned about what you ingest? If you’re so concerned about politics, check out Food Inc. and King Corn. Both deal heavily in what the US govt. at the behest of Agribusiness has done to our food supply with subsidies that go to the cheapest and least nutritious foods that has led the US down the path of obesity which IS a health epidemic and is only going to get worse in terms of medical care, employment, long-term costs to care for fat people.

But go ahead and keep drumming the wars while saying education needs to be cut because we can’t afford education.

Gah, I despise Republicans.

Chris

March 29th, 2011
7:02 am

I despise morons who complain about people talking politics and then proceed to talk politics.

Good Eats is hardly ever on anymore. They need to give it more rotation then the crap they’ve been showing lately at 8pm.

Highlander

March 29th, 2011
7:10 am

It’s amazing to me that the ones who post by calling people names and throwing political jibes (from either side) are usually the ones who also have a hard time communicating with the written word.

Grammar is your friend. Try it sometime.

Kudos to Alton. I like his shows but haven’t watched in a while.

Scooter

March 29th, 2011
7:17 am

Alton is the MAN !! He always has a great show and I learn a lot from him. He show needs to be promoted more.

Rule .303

March 29th, 2011
10:07 am

@John (I have a life), yeah, I have better things to do too, I’m just not doing them at this moment ;)

the real truth

March 29th, 2011
11:32 am

ITP DUDE MAN YOUR REALLY GETTING BORING

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March 29th, 2011
11:36 am

Until Alton Brown gets (and displays!) the kind of cleavage that gets me to watch Giada…..he’s an also-ran, as far as I’m concerned.

Susan

March 29th, 2011
11:58 am

Congratulations Alton!!! I love everything you do, and would love to see another Feasting on…..special! Much success in the coming years :)

Jesse

March 30th, 2011
1:21 pm

I have LOVED Alton for years, and worried he would not re-sign. But for the last year, I have had trouble watching him. His weight loss looks extremely unhealthy so that it’s like watching a skeleton teach you to prepare meat. Ina Garten was also a favorite, but got real sick and tired of her contrived laughs, staged dinner parties, and how she does or makes everything FABULOUS! Now with her true colors showing over the Make A Wish disaster, I’m sticking with Alton and Paula. Giada has too big a head and her smile is something nightmares are made of…

Cpatricia

March 30th, 2011
1:53 pm

John, how presumptious of you to assume we can’t chew gum and walk at the same time. Chill out buddy. Alton

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