History Trivia / GoodEats

18th Jun '16 9:39:27 PM monkeybull445
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* ActingForTwo: Alton often plays two different characters in the same scene (generally one of them as himself), sometimes doing a cut between himself and the alter-ego, and sometimes using camera trickery to put him and the alter-ego in the same shot.

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* ActingForTwo: Alton often plays two different characters in the same scene (generally one of them as himself), sometimes doing a cut between himself and the alter-ego, and sometimes using camera editing trickery to put him and the alter-ego in the same shot.
12th Jun '16 10:06:53 PM AnoneMouseJr.
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** A topic mentioned in ''Good Eats: The Early Years'' but not specifically mentioned in the series: "I still think anchovies would make a great show."
8th May '16 12:34:04 PM MsChibi
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The reason that W often appears as a VirtualGhost in early seasons is that the woman who plays her, Vickie Eng, was out of the country for the purpose of adopting a child. She had to film many of these appearances in advance.
21st Apr '16 3:43:47 PM Prfnoff
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* HeyItsThatVoice: [[WesternAnimation/{{Archer}} Dr. Krieger]] is the Dungeon Master and [[TheDanza Lucky]] the Butcher/Fishmonger!
** And while we're at it, it might be no coincidence that Alton voiced himself in a ''Good Eats/Archer'' crossover (yes, this happened, as a DVD bonus). Alton [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome beat the piss out of Sterling]].
10th Oct '14 8:11:35 PM starhands
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* ScienceMarchesOn / TechMarchesOn: Often, Alton's explanations and guidelines on whether to do (or not do) and use (or not use) a certain thing change with the seasons due to new studies, new technology, or changes in commercial foods. Sometimes, he will address his previous guidelines and explain how things have changed--but this doesn't stop [[AccentuateTheNegative Negative Nellies]] from pouncing on what they think are examples of Alton not doing his homework.
** Of particular note, Alton's stance on frying machines.[[labelnote:Explanation]]In early episodes, Alton eschewed the use of them in favor of a dutch oven or pot with a fry thermometer. By the first "Man Food Show" episode he worked with a electric fryer, explaining that modern models work better and are safer to use (and was a better approach for the corndogs he was making as it allowed the food to stay in the fat while the sticks stay out)... but he went right back to using the dutch oven and thermometer in the next season. Eventually, in the Season 10 episode "Tortillas Again", he explained why he went back to dutch ovens, saying that despite all the improvements, electric fryers still don't manage heat very well in terms of maintaining temperature between each batch, which leads to greasy food. He's also said that a heavy pot or dutch oven is better because it allows the cooking food more freedom to move around and thus cook more evenly.[[/labelnote]]
** Then there's Alton's use of shortening.[[labelnote:Explanation]]In early episodes, Alton used vegetable shortening in quite a few episodes--for example, when making biscuits. In the Season 3 episode "The Case for Butter", Alton showcases the then-recent studies that revealed that the trans fats used in shortening are actually ''less'' healthy than the fats in butter. Since then, several vegetable shortening manufacturers have introduced "low" or "zero" trans fat versions of their products, but as Alton notes in the Season 9 episode "The Waffle Truth", companies can claim their products are fat free ''if'' the serving they recommend has less than half a gram of fat.[[/labelnote]]
** Curiously enough, some of these changes appear due to Brown's and Food Network's influence. Items like Microplane graters and chimney starters were relatively hard to find back in 1999, but today are available at any store with a cooking section or barbecue display.
10th Oct '14 8:07:44 PM starhands
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* ActingForTwo: Alton often plays two different characters in the same scene (generally one of them as himself), sometimes doing a cut between himself and the alter-ego, and sometimes using camera trickery to put him and the alter-ego in the same shot.
19th Aug '14 2:25:59 AM Kalmbach
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** And while we're at it, it might be no coincidence that Alton voiced himself in a ''Good Eats/Archer'' crossover (yes, this happened, as a DVD bonus)

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** And while we're at it, it might be no coincidence that Alton voiced himself in a ''Good Eats/Archer'' crossover (yes, this happened, as a DVD bonus)bonus). Alton [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome beat the piss out of Sterling]].
5th May '14 8:35:16 AM thelelfamily
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** One of the producers even agreed to construct a new home around a kitchen specifically designed to allow for production of the show within said home/kitchen (this would be the "set" used for Seasons 5-8). Complaints from neighbors eventually forced the show into a lookalike studio set for the remainder of the production run.
5th May '14 8:30:08 AM thelelfamily
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** Every time Alton says "but that's another show"...and we never got that episode.
5th May '14 8:28:43 AM thelelfamily
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** And while we're at it, it might be no coincidence that Alton voiced himself in a ''Good Eats/Archer'' crossover (yes, this happened, as a DVD bonus)
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