His shows are the perfect combination of foodie and geek leading me to be in cooking show heaven. He is at once clever - bringing a lot of unique and popular culture quotations and themes into his cooking show (Good Eats), but my favorite part is that he includes the science that goes into cooking. He knows why you have to add things in a certain order, and explains it with cheesy models ala Mr. Wizard. He is hilarious and the shows are fun - and the recipes are good. (His roasted broccoli is one of my favorites, as is his chewy chocolate chip cookie!)
Since he was promoting his book he did a brief talk before signing all the books, and since my extreme geekiness led me to the mall as soon as the wristbands were being handed out I was in the front row for the talk. I got some great pictures. And he was hilarious and just fun in person. He took a bunch of questions from the audience, bantered with them all and everything.
I think he may be talking about the Patty Melt as the perfect sandwich here. I agree!
And here I am with him as he is signing my small fortune in books. We chatted about being geeky and he wasn't sure if he was or not, and I think it is cute that someone who has a huge cult (read Geek) following doesn't fully realize his master Geek-ness! When we finished he called me Sweetie! I wanted to go buy more books and get back in line but I didn't.
Seriously, I was super giddy about this. Ironically my hubby was jealous that I was able to go and would have been just as geeky right along with me! It was really amazing, and I was really excited how genuine and open he was to the whole crowd.
Oh and a little dirt - this summer there will be a Feasting on Waves where they go to the Carribean on Sailboats, and the summer after that - Feasting on Rails which combines the foodie, geek and train fanatic into a trinity of Geek love! Eeep!
Oh and if you don't have cable and have never seen this show or Good Eats before go and find someone who has some episodes and watch it. And until that happens here is his Good Eats episode Say Cheese(in two parts due to YouTube lengths). It is a good episode, but I love cheese and it seemed fitting for a good WI girl. If you have twenty mintutes to spare - enjoy!
And the second part...
Mmmmm. Don't you just love cheese blogland? I know I do.