Ok, I’m already embarrassed about writing this but I have to get it out... I have a big, fat, weird crush on celebrity chef and foodie Alton Brown.
Sure, he’s A LOT older then me (53 to be exact), divorced, and has a kid, but I can’t help myself.
In addition to be the weirdest dude on the Food Network, he’s a musician, comedian, writer, and all around funny guy.
He Loves Food and Television
I grew up watching the Food Network (still do). And back in my day when Alton Brown was the host of the FoodNetwork show Good Eats, he filled my heart with silly food-puns and quirky information. He did full shows on Noodles, Cauliflower, Asparagus and they were actually FUN. Never in my life have a learned more about science, food and Brussel Sprouts. (Did I mention I love food?)
The dude has been on a lot of Food Network shows since then. Here are some of my favs: Iron Chef America, Cutthroat Kitchen, and Food Network Star.
He Plays Guitar in a Rock Band
Alton Brown has also been playing guitar for years, and counts it as one of his hobbies. He is currently in a weird rock band.
...Yeah that’s right, he’s singing about wanting an Easy Bake oven.
He is the Weirdest
When he responds to your tweets on his Twitter, instead of directly responding, he writes his response to you on a sticky note (usually with a weird drawing), takes a picture of the sticky note, and tweets it...
I don’t know why. But I find this extremely funny and endearing. <3
Underneath it all, He’s just a Science Nerd
As Alton once said: "The kitchen's a laboratory, and everything that happens there has to do with science. It's biology, chemistry, physics. Yes, there's history. Yes, there's artistry. Yes, to all of that. But what happened there, what actually happens to the food is all science."
My favorite part of Alton Brown is that he’s just a lover of science and food and jokes. How could you not love this weirdo personality?