Alton Brown's Gear For Your Kitchen (Paperback) by Brown, Alton
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Paperback; Published 4/1/2008; 256 Pages; ISBN 9781584796961
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Now in paper. Dedicated viewers of Alton Brown’s acclaimed Food Network show "Good Eats" know of his penchant for using unusual equipment. He has smoked a salmon in a cardboard box, roasted prime rib in a flowerpot, and used a C-clamp as a nutcracker. Brown isn’t interested in novelty, he’s just devoted to using the best—and simplest—tool for the job.
Alton Brown’s Gear For Your Kitchen offers honest, practical advice on what’s needed and what isn’t, what works and what doesn’t. For instance: You only need three knives, but they are a lifetime investment. And don’t bother with that famous countertop grill—it doesn’t get hot enough to properly sear. In his signature science-guy style, Brown begins with advice on kitchen layout and organization, then gets to the lowdown on these cooking elements: Big Things with Plugs; Pots and Pans; Sharp Things; The Tool Box; Small Things with Plugs; Storage and Containment; and Safety and Sanitation.
Gear For Your Kitchen is essential for all of Brown’s fans as well as anyone who wants a good guide to great kitchen gear. With more than 125,000 hardcover copies in print, this indispensable—and highly entertaining—book is now offered in a paperback edition that every home cook can afford.
My husband is a HUGE Alton fan. So he of course, tries to have all his kitchen gadgets. This book is so much easier than trying to watch episodes just to see what he used to make something. Thank you so much!
Excellent guide to navigating the bevy of unitaskers and legitimate kitchen gear currently on the market. As usual, AB doesn't just give you a list of products and say "buy these". He gives detailed, plain-English explanations geared to both expert and novice cooks on not only the "what" but the "how" and "why" of each product. Especially appreciated by this reader is the list of manufacturers, websites, phone numbers and addresses of the products mentioned in the book.
As in his show "Good Eats", Alton provides the reader with information on the "gear" that one "needs" in the kitchen to get the cooking done. I was on the road to kitchen inefficiency, but with this book as my guide, I'm on my way to actually enjoying working in an efficient and fun kitchen.
This book was very informative and the writing was very easy to take in. The friendly and folksy way of Altons delivery made it a very enjoyable book to read. It progressed in a very logical and well thought out manner. I would reccomend this to anyone.
He is a very entertaining person, and I enjoyed reading the book thouroughly.
My daughter is planning to go to culinary school and requested this book for her birthday. I looked at it before sending it to her in Germany where she currently resides and thought it looked very informative.
This book covers it all! My husband and I would definitely recommend this book to others. It's not only going to show you what you need and don't need in your kitchen, it's also going to provide you ways of USING these items. If you love A.B.'s show, you'll love his book too! Get it now...especially if you have a cramped and cluttered kitchen!
I went to Bed Bath Beyond to help my boyfriend stock his new apt. We were overwhelmed by the amt of options for kitchens "tools". The books explains whats a good idea and what is a waste of money, etc. He loves the book.
great tips and nice writting. easy reading, nice pictures.
bought this as a gift for my boyfriend and even in the first week we had both used it frequently! It was so useful we almost brought it to the store to buy kitchen accessories. There are also a few recipes intermingled which is nice as well. (the baked meatballs are fantastic)
Alton is funny and easy to understand,he puts the fun back into cooking
Very well written and entertaining to read. This book will most definitely guide future purchases.
A very informative book! I felt like Alton was actually talking to me while I was reading! Clear explinations, funny AB zingers and a lot of good ideas!
he writes just like he talks who coulda thought that reading a book on cooking gear would be funny. lots of good info about stuff for the kitchen loved the book.
Oh Alton Where have you been all my life!! I loved this comprehensive look at kitchen gadgets, tools and creativity. The must haves and don't bothers would have been even more awesome if I hadn't already mis-invested so much. I really am impressed at how well his fun and funny TV personality translated into print. This book is a MUST HAVE item for any aspiring foodie or some one who just wants an efficient and comprehensive kitchen.
All Good. Very well thought-out. Excellent Design, Organization, and Presentation. Especially enjoyed the "Safety and Sanitation" Chapter and the List of Sources for one's chosen Gear. Alton's marginal notes and opinions "frost the cake" -- so to speak.
Great advice. There were a few things which he has expanded on or changed in his show, but for those who don't watch (I excuse my children because none of them has a television), it's a priceless guide.
I love the unbiased opinions given by AB in this book! I've started cleaning out my kitchen. No more "unitaskers" for me!
I am sorry I can't review this item because I boought it for my son for his Birthday present. His birthday is in Dec. He has about 25 Alton Brown's CD and we love all of them. I know these CD's, that I just bought, will be great also.
I want to know what Gear Alton usaed and this it the best way to find out.
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Liquids in a covered pot will come to a boil much faster than liquids in uncovered pans, due to the trapped heat.