OK, I am absolutely addicted to this show. The humor and cool eats places you expect, the lessons, both cculinary and historical are welcomed, and then there is the philosophical strains. This show's special moment was at the end when Alton was talking to the cook in the soul food joint. Alton was asking her what sould food is and the two of them started riffing on the nature of food, of history, of all the little things that makes a conversation interesting.
I thought the kool aid pickle was kind of disgusting. The tamales trail was really interesting, I didn't know about it until the show. By the way, I clocked on Doe's on Alton web site, its actually a regular steakhouse that happens to serve home made tamales. The engineer in me loved that tamale machine.
The best historical note was in the Piggly Wiggly museum. I didn't know the history behind Piggly Wigglys but I certainly frequented some of them when I lived in the south.
Oh, and I also wish Alton would put all those cool quotes on his web site.
And the bit with the Nutra was fricking hilarious. Can't wait until next week when he goes to Alton and Fast Eddie's Bonaire.