Although I'm not a fan of the trend of putting the word "Man" in front of other words (such as "Man Night" or "Man Date") to transform them into something that guys do, April has correctly told me that I've been developing a "Man Crush" lately. Who is the object of my admiration and at times emulation? This guy right here:
I've recently become much more interested in learning to cook, and I've been immediately drawn to Alton Brown's style of cooking tasty things (as he would say, "Good Eats") and understanding the science and technique behind what I'm doing. I asked for his "Good Eats: The Early Years" cookbook for Christmas and have tried out a bunch of recipes from the book already. Despite the fact that I already burned my hand pretty badly learning to cook a steak in a cast iron skillet, I've really enjoyed reading and cooking from the book.
In his book, Alton Brown described his cooking show as a mix between Julia Child, Mr. Wizard, and Monty Python - I can't think of a better mix for my tastes! I appreciate the goofy humor, scientific knowledge (I used to watch Mr. Wizard all the time as a kid!), and wise cooking instruction all wrapped up in one. I guess April can't complain too much about my recent Man Crush because at least she gets to enjoy (most of the time my cooking is at least enjoyable, I think) eating the results.