Host of one of the best cooking shows ever made. A unique combination of cooking science, history and cooking equipment overview with a touch of humor and cast of unforgettable characters. Each episode focuses on a particular food or ingredient, such as steak, garlic, squid, gravy, eggplant (yes, eggplant), etc. The recipes are simple and easy to reproduce.
I learned to cook a steak and baked potatoes the best way from watching alton brown on Good Eats.