NAPA, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 15: Co-host Alton Brown attends a screening, Q&A and dinner for Netflix's Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend hosted by Napa Valley Film Festival and the Culinary Institute of America at Copia on June 15, 2022 in Napa, California. (Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images for Netflix)
Food - Drink
The Simple Ingredient Alton Brown Struggled to Cover on Good Eats
Alton Brown has made a name for himself as a quirky educator of culinary arts, and is best-known as the frontman of Food Network’s "Good Eats." However, no chef is completely perfect, and in 2010, Brown told the Athens Banner-Herald about an ingredient that he struggled with for years: the avocado.
Brown said that he hit a wall every time he tried to develop avocado recipes; the only one he could think of was guacamole. He finally made a breakthrough in Season 9 of "Good Eats," once he decided to to showcase the avocado's health benefits by using it as an ingredient substitute in indulgent food items.
On the 2005 "Good Eats" episode "Curious Yet Tasty Avocado Experiment," Brown turned avocados into butter, ice cream, and even cake frosting. His avocado ice cream recipe alone has garnered 48 5-star reviews, so Brown's mastering of the avocado and his talent for thinking outside the box definitely paid off for viewers.