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Alton Brown—kitchen chemist, TV impresario—will be back on our screens (and in our hearts) sooner than we expected. Over the weekend, Brown announced the return of his classic Food Network TV show, Good Eats, at Dragon Con in Atlanta.
Return of the Eats—the reboot’s name—is set to air in 2018 on The Food Network. Brown is also teasing additional content available online for streaming.
For over ten years, Brown taught viewers how to be effective in the kitchen without forgetting to have fun. He showed us how to use melon ballers in surprising ways or prepare the perfect cup of coffee. His kooky personality brought light and humor to an otherwise daunting space.
The announcement of the show’s return was much anticipated. Earlier this summer, Brown tweeted a (cryptic, characteristically offbeat) teaser for the for the show’s potential return.
In honor of the show’s impending return, we compiled some of our favorite Good Eats clips:
Years ahead of our current fermentation trend, Brown enlisted the help of a creepy green sock puppet to prepare the perfect pickle.
Here, Brown leans through an open window to help some random kid prepare a delicious looking stovetop mac-n-cheese—all while wearing a pretty cool tiki torch button down.
In this one, he explains the difference between a boy and girl eggplant (who knew?) and gives you a pretty handy hack for how to squeeze the meat out of an eggplant.
And because a little education never hurt anyone, watch this clip to have Brown explain the difference between varieties of rice and how best to cook with each of them.
What are your favorite Good Eats moments? Attach a link in the comments!