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Alton Brown

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Transcript of Alton Brown

Birth Info
Alton Crawford Brown Jr. was born on July 30th, 1962 in Los Angeles, California.
Moved to a small town in Georgia when he was seven.



Alton Brown
Family Info
His father, the publisher and editor of the local newspaper, committed suicide in 1974, and his mother remarried.
Married to DeAnna Brown
Zoey his daughter, born in 1999.
Culinary Training & Education
Originally studied film at the University of Georgia drama department.
Worked as a cinematographer and video director. He was director of photography. He spent all of his time between takes on the set watching cooking shows and he felt he could do a better job
So in 1997, he went to New England Culinary Institute in Vermont.
Mentors
Alton Brown’s flair in the kitchen developed early with guidance from his mother and grandmother, who nurtured his culinary talent “as a way to get dates” in college.
Region of Cuisine
Alton Brown's signature dish is fried chicken.
Accomplishments
Brown is the author of several books including: I'm Just Here for the Food, The Early Years, Good Eats: The Middle Years, Good Eats 3: The Later Years and Feasting on Asphalt.
Spokesperson for Welch's grape juice, appearing in television commercials
Appeared in General Eletric Commercials
He is the creator and host of the Food Network television show, Good Eats.
First aired on July 7, 1999 and after 14 seasons ended on February 10th 2012.
Big Break
Philanthropy
Supports and is a spokesperson for Heifer International. Which is a charity organization working to end hunger and poverty around the world by providing livestock and training to struggling communities.
Net Worth
Alton Brown is currently worth $3 Million
Turning Point
Alton appears regularly as the resident food historian, scientist and commentator on the Food Network series Iron Chef America, and is the host/judge on the reality series Next Iron Chef.
Works Cited
"About : Alton Brown." Alton Brown RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2013. <http:/altonbrown.com/about-2/>.

"Alton Brown.": Chefs : Food Network. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Nov. 2013. <http://www.foodnetwork.com/chefs/alton-brown/index.html.>.


"Alton Brown." 2013. The Biography Channel website. Nov 11 2013, 02:28 <http://www.biography.com/people/alton-brown-20914593>.

"Alton Brown Net Worth." Celebrity Net worth Richest People in the World Alton Brown Net Worth Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Nov. 2013. <http://www.therichest.com/celebnetworth/celeb/alton-brown-net-worth/>.


Ho, Rodney. "AccessAtlanta." Radio TV Talk RSS. N.p., 26 Aug. 2011. Web. 13 Nov. 2013. <http://blogs.ajc.com/radio-tv-talk/2011/08/26/exclusive-interview-with-alton-brown-as-he-wraps-up-good-eats/>

Vaughn, Vanessa E. "Brown, Alton." Newsmakers 2011 Cumulation. Ed. Laura Avery. Detroit: Gale, 2011. 70-72. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 11 Nov. 2013. <http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CCX1997700027&v=2.1&u=tlc119084566&it=r&p=GVRL&sw=w&asid=ddbfc5417d019cdca1c7e04cc6ed98dc>

Alton Brown's family members have appeared on Good Eats. In fact, his grandmother, daughter, mom, and dog Matilda have all appeared on the show.
Fun Facts
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