Celebrate World Ocean Day!

Friday, June 5, 2009


You may wonder why a webcast (see below) should be included on a blog about reading so I will tell you. Alton Brown is a great cook, host of his own show on the Food Network and cookbook author. He wrote I'm Just Here for the Food: Version 2.0, I'm Just Here for More Food: Food x Mixing + Heat = Baking and more (left). I first saw his show one day when I was flipping through the channels. I fell in love instantly. I am not a cook, at all, for a long period of time I burned eggs every time I tried to make them and my Mac-n-cheese always turned out runny. I don't understand the chemistry behind the cooking I would always cut corners, I simply didn't know why I had to do all the things the recipe called for so time and again my dishes turned out a little less than edible. Anytime I would look to an expert for help in a book or on the Television I became terribly overwhelmed by their lists of ingredients and either gave up or went too fast and so never had a finished product I could be proud or let alone eat.

Then I found Alton Brown's show. He explains things in a way I understand. He doesn't just tell you to put in a tablespoon of baking powder he tells you why you should need 2 tablespoons instead of 1 and why you need baking powder at all. What does baking powder do anyway? It tastes bad why would I want to put that in my cookies? Well, I don't know but Alton Brown does and he tells you in his cookbooks and on his show which makes him my all time favorite cooking host and cookbook writer. So, check him out today at noon.

Live Webcast with Alton Brown and Julie Packard

Friday, June 5 at noon Pacific time

Celebrate World Ocean Day by joining Food Network star Alton Brown and Monterey Bay Aquarium founder and Executive Director Julie Packard for our live World Ocean Day Celebration webcast on Friday, June 5 at noon Pacific time.

Julie and Alton will discuss the state of our oceans today, the threats they face, and how the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program can help you make smart seafood choices for healthy oceans.

Don’t miss Alton’s wit and one-of-a-kind enthusiasm as he shares the latest sustainable seafood recipes he prepares in his own kitchen. Julie, a lifetime ocean conservation advocate, will discuss how you can protect the oceans with your purchasing power and share your sustainable seafood knowledge.





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