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Alton Brown Receives a Peabody Award

Quick, what do Stephen Colbert and my favorite Food Network star, Alton Brown, have in common? Okay there's the whole from the south thing, but that's not what I'm looking for. The answer I'm looking for is the fact that they both have a Peabody Award! Colbert received his back when he was on The Daily Show, but Alton just received his honor. The 2007 Peabody Award winners, for excellence in radio and television broadcasting, were announced today and Alton Brown's Good Eats is the first Food Network show to receive the honor.

Awards went to "Good Eats," a deliriously inventive series for Food Network in which Alton Brown educates viewers about food, science, history and culture.

I think this is awesome. I've been a big fan of Alton ever since I first saw Good Eats back in 2000. He's geeky and funny, and I love his goofy props. It's like high school science, only more fantastic and all about food and therefore 100x more awesome.

Congrats to AB and his Good Eats team! The awards, which will be MC'd by Bob Costas, will be presented June 4 at a luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.

Source: Food TV and Me and PR Newswire
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celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 8 years
i love altons cooking, he earned it!
bugness bugness 8 years
I was thinking Bill Nye too :) I love Alton, because my dad is one of his biggest fans and learns TONS from him. Like this morning, we ate the best hash browns I've ever tasted, all thanks to Alton's chemistry lesson on potatoes. He can have 20 new shows. Just keep him. He brings a new kind of audience to food network. I also like that guy who has the outdoor kitchen and grills like a mofo. Good chefs and good teachers put good food in my tummy lol. -Bug
bobfet1 bobfet1 8 years
I CANNOT STAND Alton Brown. It's really annoying that while he and Rachel get all the attention and like 8 new shows a year, the better chefs on the network get no love. Seriously, what kind of person paints flames on their stand mixer?
SeptemberLights SeptemberLights 8 years
OMG! i was just going to say that Alton is the Bill Nye of the food world! GO ALTON!!!
abbyk abbyk 8 years
i love alton. all my roommate make fun of me because i force quite around the tv at 6pm when good eats comes on!
cubiclequeen cubiclequeen 8 years
Yay! Way to go, Alton. He's such a great teacher and entertainer. I love Good Eats and I really enjoyed Feasting on Asphalt.
chancleta chancleta 8 years
Wahoo! He deserves it!
daisyray daisyray 8 years
I love that show! It's like Bill Nye the Science Guy meets food!
llendril llendril 8 years
funny to read this story now. i just taped on tivo and watched my first episode of 'good eats' last night. i'd always seen him on iron chef: america. but now i LOVE him. way to go, alton.
JennaV JennaV 8 years
Good Eats is one of my favorite shows! :D
ash_marisa ash_marisa 8 years
I love him...he is one of my fav celeb-type people
Luxury-Diva Luxury-Diva 8 years
I love Alton Brown!!! His show is one of my favorites on the Food Network! Congrats Alton!
colormesticky colormesticky 8 years
:woohoo: Go Alton!
esk4 esk4 8 years
one of my fave shows period...
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