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Alton Brown is developing a spiritual successor to ‘Good Eats’

What would you want to watch him cook?


Monica Riese


Published Nov 2, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 4:16 pm CDT

Alton Brown is returning to screens with a cooking show next year. Er, technically, it’s “A Cooking Show.”

That’s right, foodie fans: Anyone who’s been tracking the chef from his Food Network days will be thrilled to hear the news that he’s developing an online cooking show for release in 2017. He’d teased a mystery project in a Facebook video (filmed from inside a microwave) a few weeks back.

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In a livestream Saturday morning, he confirmed the news, saying: “The internet project that I will be releasing next year is essentially a sequel… to a program called Good Eats.”

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The full broadcast is available above, but here’s the gist: It’s everything he wanted Good Eats to be that it couldn’t be. He cited the freedom to cook and say what he wants as one big selling point for hosting the show online. He also says he’ll be working in grams for the precision, so better pick up a scale if you don’t have one already.

He had plenty of ideas to fill the show on his own—including rabbit, offal, and other “funky foods” that the Food Network wouldn’t let him try—but he sought input from his fans during the rest of the livestream for what they’d want to watch him to cook too: More steaks, yeast breads, pork, curries, veggies, and dumplings were some of the early responses in the comments.

But perhaps the most exciting news is about some extra-special guest stars: “I am never going to do another culinary adventure without” his puppet yeasty boys.

No premiere date has been announced yet, but stay tuned for updates.

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*First Published: Nov 2, 2016, 2:43 pm CDT