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Alton Brown Seems Like the Romantic Type
Tuesday, February 06, 2007 | posted by Mike

If you've tuned in to the Food Network's "all chocolate all the time" lineup this week, it has probably dawned on you that Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching. Normally, I can deal with their theme weekends when they do things like "cookouts" for Independence Day. But seven days of chocolate don't really lend themselves to anything more than, well, desert, so I'm a little out of luck. I enjoy eating desert, but don't particularly get a kick out of cooking it.

So, chocolate, love and all of that other stuff are the order of the day, and that apparently also goes for the items on sale on the Food Network's online store. We think that Alton Brown is the kind of guy who would never forget to buy flowers and candy for his wife (note to self). If your significant other has a sweet tooth, then Alton might be able to help you take care of your Valentine's gift this year, too.

DVDs of Food Network shows are often advertised using those little pop-up "bugs" in the lower right corner of the screen during broadcasts. One show that I always thought would be the most useful to own would be Alton Brown's Good Eats. You can obviously pick up the recipes for most of the dishes prepared on the Food Network. But no program spends more time discussing, explaining and demonstrating the various techniques involved with cooking than Good Eats. The ability to back up the tape and see exactly how it's done could come in handy.

Just in time for Valentine's the Food Network has come out with a three-DVD set of the best of his desert themed shows called Sweet Somethings.

Not only is Alton Brown a sweet tooth, he’s a brainy sweet tooth, so you can be sure his new “Sweet Somethings” 3-DVD set will satisfy both your thirst for knowledge and your cravings for dessert! Alton explores a myriad of sweet topics, such as growing your own sugar crystals, cooking with sugar cane, making homemade candy, whipping up a homemade "instant" chocolate pudding mix, and more. Recipes include Burned Peach Ice Cream, Peanut Butter Fudge, Yeast Doughnuts, Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix, and many more.

The set appears to only be available at this time on the Food Network store, so no link to the TVFF Store for this one.



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