I’m Just Here for More Food by Alton Brown

Cover of I'm Just Here for More Food by Alton Brown

This book was a gift from my friend Corrine. I can’t remember exactly what prompted the gift1 (since it was long before this blog), but I’ve enjoyed reading the book since. Probably she was trying to get me to make bread.

Corrine is truly a great friend. She is loud, opinionated and boisterous, which really just means we’re well matched. She out-does me on all of those things, though. I gotta get on that. She’s amazingly generous, and has given me a lot of very necessary items and time in my life.

I was on her porch when I called my mother to tell her my ex-husband and I had decided to divorce. One of the two worst phone calls I’ve ever had to make; I was a wreck afterward. Corrine instantly took charge, made it clear I was spending the night at her house that night, and that she’d get me home the next day. She dosed me with chocolate and booze and laughter and made the whole day so much easier.

She’s full of laughter and straight talk. She’s a “calls ’em like she sees ’em” kind of gal. That we often “sees ’em” rather differently doesn’t come up often, and hasn’t yet interfered with our friendship. In fact, it usually strengthens things as we joke about it2.

So, I haven’t made much from this cookbook yet, and nothing for the challenge. I’ve picked it up a few times, but in truth, it’s a little daunting. You’d think it wouldn’t be. In fact, given my vast scientific training, and his vast scientific approach to cooking, you’d think it’d be a match made in heaven. Instead, what I’ve found is that I go looking for a bread recipe (for example), and there’s just so much going on that I feel like I should just be reading and learning instead. So I wander off to some other cookbook.

Still, I think it’s going to be good. Like “Urban Pantry,”:http://metacookbook.com/permalink/urban-pantry.html I’m really looking forward to reading it all the way through and doing all that learning. And then possibly baking bread based on what I learned.

Number of recipes in this book: 70 (Estimated)
Number we’ve cooked: 0

You can click the “just here for more food” tag below to see everything we’ve made from this cookbook.

fn1. I expect she’ll be along to tell me.

fn2. Corrine, I think my grandmother reads this blog. Let’s please refrain from using any words that might traumatize her. Also, I love you!

5 thoughts on “I’m Just Here for More Food by Alton Brown

  1. I didn’t want you to staaaaaaaarve! Or turn KD orange.

    This made me tear up a little bit. Thank you. You L, H, D. 🙂

    • I was cooking and eating much better by the time we met. I’m sure this cookbook wasn’t about me not starving. The pots & pans you bought for me right after the divorce, though…

      Glad you liked the post.

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