/// Information Diet: Alton Brown

August 10, 2012  |  Media Week

Specs Age 50 Accomplishments Creator and host of Peabody Award-winning Good Eats on Food Network ; host of Iron Chef America ; mentor on The Next Food Network Star ; recipient of 2011 James Beard Award for Best TV Personality Base Atlanta What’s the first information you consume in the morning? I’m a pilot, so I’m obsessed with weather. Believe it or not, I look online before I look outside. I go to the aviation forecast for wherever I am, and the FAA and National Weather Service sites. What do you read or watch or listen to at the breakfast table? I do the breakfast cooking, so I don’t usually get to sit in the morning. I used to listen to NPR, but now I listen to classical music—Vivaldi in particular. Are you a TV junkie or on an airtime-restricted diet? I directed TV commercials for the first part of my career, so I know about the smoke and mirrors of that world. I could go weeks without looking at a television. We don’t have a DVR, so either I see something when it comes on, or I miss it. The exception is any miniseries made by the BBC, like this season’s run of Sherlock . Before bed, do you bite into a novel, graze on Twitter or fast until morning? I always travel with a pile of books. I’m reading The Art of Flying , which is one of those books that pilots read a great deal. I usually have some sort of food research going

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Information Diet: Alton Brown

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