Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Blind Item #16- Kindness

This Food Network mainstay who is probably the best part about the network donated and raised almost $1M last year to fund a cooking program in his hometown where underprivileged high school students can take classes after school and get a job if they want it or just give them something to do to stay out of trouble.

30 comments:

TalksTooMuch said...

Alton Brown! Alton Brown! Best chef ever on TV

Kelly said...

sounds like alton brown to me too he's the only person that doesn't make my skin crawl on that network (and Ina Garten of course)

angela said...
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Bacon Ranch said...

Alton is just so cool

Feedly said...

Totally Alton. He does tons of stuff like this.

Kate and Gemma said...

I LOVE Alton! He has some awesome recipes, too!

Pen-a-lope said...

Alton Brown is my foodie Crush. I'm originally from where he lives in Atlanta. He is a really cool person.

Freya said...

Can't see this being anyone but Alton.
Can't stand Ina. What kind of person would decline a child's Make A Wish request? And not just once either.

Just Another Girl said...

That's so funny. I've heard nothing but negative things about Alton Brown's off-screen personality. And there was the whole Twitter war earlier this year where he tweeted very arrogant things. I'm surprised he's so well liked. Veddy interesting. http://www.buzzfeed.com/katienotopoulos/alton-brown-is-a-party-pooper?s=mobile

aemish said...

@Kelly... so Ina rejecting that make-a-wish kid like 3x in a row didn't make your skin crawl.. Iron Chef Michael Symon and Beau MacMillan -- have reportedly offered to cook with Enzo.

TalksTooMuch said...

I'm not even looking, Just Another Girl, and you can't make me. LALAALALALALALA.

ps: no way Brody Jenner is gay

BaronessOrczy said...

I can see Robert Irvine doing something like this. Restaurant Impossible is a great show.

aemish said...

The way Alton Brown drunkenly leered and lunged at Jane Seymour on Iron Chef was so off-putting some years back -- combined with his sexual inuendos with Giada on every reality crap they keep airing -- I just can't with that creepy man.

Basil said...

I don't care who this is, but this is the way you do charity. Give those kids skills they can use later in life.

GoGo said...

Awesome, whoe'er it is!
And ITA, Basil -- the Head Chef Instructor at my culinary school does a programme where homeless people can learn to cook and get jobs in the field. He's had some really inspiring success stories and he's always telling us that we need to get involved and give back to the community.

MISCH said...

Yup has to be the fantastic Mr. Brown

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Gayeld said...

All lies. Alton is awesome (and may control my brain.)

That is all.

JoElla said...

I didn't know Alton had "stories" about him?!

Okay we know this isn't Ina, heck, we didn't even need the "his" clue for that!

This also could be Bobby Flay as well.

Whoever it is.. Good on you!

Just Browsing said...

What about Emeril?

ninotchka said...

It's probably Alton. He's known to do nice things.

I've always taken his rather crude comments to/about Giada as a reflection of how much he loathes her skank ass. Since I loathe her skank ass too, it's all good.

jbeebs said...

I also used to like Alton. My friend met him and said he was such an asshole. She was a big fan of his and was very disappointed.

That said, I'm thinking Tyler Florence. He is a class act!

Renoblondee said...

I thought Alton was all born again Christian type? Huh. Anyway, I love his show and his recipes. I love how he analyzes thing.

RowdyRodimus said...

Alton IS Food Network. Good Eats is to cooking what Mr. Wizards World was to science- everyone can watch it from kids to adults and everyone can get something out of it.

I have a few seasons of it on DVD and my nieces like watching it with me. He did an episode on candy and my nieces learned to make his Peanut Butter Fudge Candy where all you use is the microwave to cook with and they make it for every family get together. Since they are just 7 and 4 (5 in 16 days) it makes them feel important and that they are contributing to the family dinner.

Anything that makes kids feel special and teaches them is important to have. I'm thankful Alton did that series if for nothing else than for giving my nieces the ability to do something they can be proud of. The smile on their faces the first time they made it and gave their PaPa some was bigger and brighter than all their Christmas mornings combined.

CityGirl said...

Oh Rowdy you made me tear up!! Love that (warmed my cold crusty heart)

Basil said...

Rowdy wins the internet for the day. Great story and absolutely right. Kids aren't born lazy and greedy. Well, actually they are, but they get over that if you let them, and they do enjoy working for things and seeing the smiles they can bring other people.

Cee Kay said...

Yeah, sadly I've heard nothing good about Alton offscreen either. But I'm still a fan of his onscreen persona!

Sandy said...

Alton Brown. Also possibly Tyler Florence. Everyone else on the network is a preening douchebag who can't really cook, or used to be a professional chef but has sold out big time.

Lucas said...

@TTM - true story. Although Anthony Bourdain is no slouch either.

TalksTooMuch said...

@Lucas - Happy New Year! And I love Anthony Bourdain also.

@Rowdy - Good Eats is truly awesome and I love his recipes. There is no deviation, but they always work.