The husband and I met the brilliant and delightfully geeky Alton Brown yesterday. OK OK, we paid to meet him with a package during his Edible Inevitable tour. I love the science of his Good Eats series and really enjoy his snarky humor, so the husband got me tickets as a gift.
Mr. Brown was friendly and gracious and paid attention to everyone in the “meet and greet” line. Including the giggly fangirl culinary student in front of us, who got him to draw himself on her chef whites. During our turn, Alton let me know that I suck at selfies. My short, uncoordinated arms knew this already.
We had only a few seconds to say hi, so I asked what he had for dinner. The answer? Nothing. He said they don’t feed him on the tour. Feh. The husband went for the Battle Yum question and asked:
If you could pick four ingredients for a Chopped-like challenge, which would you pick?
After actually thinking long and hard on it, he threw down the following, in this order:
- gummy bears
- brussel sprouts
Obviously, he really tried to throw out a combo of things that people HATE and things that just could never, ever go with them. Right? But that just made me want to do it even more. He was looking for “gullible” volunteers all evening, and I was just another victim.
Oh, who am I kidding. Nobody is going to do this battle. Except me.