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April 29, 2006

The first famous person I met

I was reminded of my chance to meet a famous person a few years ago by CalTechGirl's post on Alton Brown. She found a link that is funny and great for Alton fans.

Alton Brown has a show on FoodTV that is very entertaining. He explains how things cook, not just straight forward directions. He give you base recipes and the knowledge to make changes to your liking.

He has given my family many recipes that are now part of our lives. (Sappy, huh?)

40 Cloves and a Chicken This is one of my All-Time Top Ten Dishes. The recipe does not talk about taking french bread, dipping it in the olive oil left from cooking the chicken. It has the the chicken juices and garlic all mixed in. Then you broil the bread and it is wonderful. All the 40 cloves are soft and cooked so you can use them like butter on the bread.

Free Range Fruitcake I don't like fruitcake, but every holiday my Mom makes two of these. One for her and one for my husband. The love it!!!


No Pan Pear Pie Yummy, just look at the ingredients.

He has many others, but these are the first to come to mind. And just reading the recipes does not do Alton justice. The show is great and he adds so much more to them. And it is even entertaining!!!!

When Alton came out with his first book (I'm Just Here For The Food) we went to his book signing in Dallas. He spoke for while about the book and his show, answered some questions, then sign some book. We even got a picture with him. The picture makes me laugh for several reasons. Alton has a stupid grin, my girls don't even care what is going on, don't know who the guy to the left is and why he did not get out of the picture, and WOW! we look so young!

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From Prochein Amy's mom: I made several changes to the fruitcake recipe. If any of your readers want to know about them, they can email me.

Posted by: PrimoDonna | April 29, 2006 01:23 PM


I can attest to the chicken only I gave up counting garlic. A ramekin full for each chicken, we always have at least 2, does nicely. Also the cookies...oh yes the cookies are wonderful. And don't forget the brined turkey.

Posted by: Anti-MIL | April 29, 2006 01:43 PM