Alton Brown: “You can’t effectively educate without entertaining”

“I do believe—and this is my mantra—that you can’t effectively educate without entertaining. I often say that I have the high school transcripts to prove it. I barely made it out of high school. I did. Because nothing made a bit of sense. I have to have connection.

The greatest, unexpected joy for me about making Good Eats is—and this is going to sound terrible—but it’s made me smart. Because I used to be, “Well, there’s physics [indicates a section of the table] and there’s biology and there’s chemistry over there and I don’t know what the hell that’s about, and over here’s this.” And through food, I’ve come to understand something of each of those through their connectivity, by connecting them. By connecting the dots between anatomy and chemistry and history and anthropology, I’ve come to appreciate all of that and understand something of all of that.”

— Alton Brown, interview with

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