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Date: 26 Mar 2007 04:19:39
From: drjenkins
Subject: Good Eats - Espress Yourself
I see that Alton Brown will be doing an episode on espresso on 4 Apr 07. I think
he did a good job on brewing coffee in the episode "True Brew". I just hope he
does as well with espresso in "Espress Yourself".

http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tvlistings/ProgramDetailAction.do?method=getProgramDetails&programId=EP2739280185

-drj





 
Date: 27 Mar 2007 03:45:33
From: Chris Staley
Subject: Re: Good Eats - Espress Yourself
On 26, 5:33 am, Anthony.Alti...@gmail.com wrote:

> If I recall correctly, in newer epidodes he has a Francis Francis
> machine on his counter (pods?)... I hope he goes beyond 'counter
> ornament' use and into greater depth on espresso production. I'm sure
> it will be entertaining, none the less.
>
> Anthony.

I'm active on the forums at www.goodeatsfanpage.com and it was
mentioned there that the machine that AB uses and recommends in the
episode is a Saeco Aroma Traditional. Can't say that I was impressed
by the machine choice.

Chris Staley



 
Date: 26 Mar 2007 08:44:07
From: notbob
Subject: Re: Good Eats - Espress Yourself
On 2007-03-26, drjenkins <drjenkins_member@newsguy.com > wrote:

> he did a good job on brewing coffee in the episode "True Brew". I just hope he
> does as well with espresso in "Espress Yourself".

He does the best he can for an outsider, but he'll never satisfy the
purist and geeks. Experienced beer brewers are still wincing from his
treatment of their favorite subject, even if he did help bring a lot
of new home brewers into the fold (me!).

nb


  
Date: 29 Mar 2007 17:23:48
From: Mike Hartigan
Subject: Re: Good Eats - Espress Yourself
In article <VeadnaWK4qC6U5rbnZ2dnUVZ_o6dnZ2d@comcast.com >,
notbob@nothome.com says...
> On 2007-03-26, drjenkins <drjenkins_member@newsguy.com> wrote:
>
> > he did a good job on brewing coffee in the episode "True Brew". I just hope he
> > does as well with espresso in "Espress Yourself".
>
> He does the best he can for an outsider, but he'll never satisfy the
> purist and geeks. Experienced beer brewers are still wincing from his
> treatment of their favorite subject, even if he did help bring a lot
> of new home brewers into the fold (me!).

While he cut a few corners, he really didn't do a bad job on the beer
episode. It's kind of like the whirly blade grinder in the coffee
episode. While not an ideal tool, it served the purpose. He's good
enough overall that I'm more than willing to cut him some slack on
things like this. I've learned a lot from his show. I dabble in
beef, pork, bread, coffee, and beer (actually, the beef and pork
parts have advanced well beyond the dabbling stage). Much of my
technique has benefitted *immensely* from knowing why we do certain
things when cooking/baking.

--
-Mike


  
Date: 26 Mar 2007 08:50:21
From: notbob
Subject: Re: Good Eats - Espress Yourself
On 2007-03-26, notbob <notbob@nothome.com > wrote:

> treatment of their favorite subject, even if he did help bring a lot
> of new home brewers into the fold (me!).

I should elaborate. Alton tickled my interest. Brewer Bob initiated me
into the wonderful world of home brewing. You think coffee geeks
are fanatical..... ;)

nb


 
Date: 26 Mar 2007 05:33:31
From:
Subject: Re: Good Eats - Espress Yourself
On 26, 7:19 am, drjenkins <drjenkins_mem...@newsguy.com > wrote:
> I see that Alton Brown will be doing an episode on espresso on 4 Apr 07. I think
> he did a good job on brewing coffee in the episode "True Brew". I just hope he
> does as well with espresso in "Espress Yourself".
>
> http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tvlistings/ProgramDetailAction.do?method...
>
> -drj

If I recall correctly, in newer epidodes he has a Francis Francis
machine on his counter (pods?)... I hope he goes beyond 'counter
ornament' use and into greater depth on espresso production. I'm sure
it will be entertaining, none the less.

Anthony.