We first met Alton Brown way back in 1999 when he interviewed us for his Good Eats episode on Fruit Cake:
We recently had the pleasure of hanging out with Alton Brown again, this time for his Alton Browncast on Nerdist.
Here are the show notes:
21:45 – “Nowadays in America, everybody’s got a pepper mill, which is what you’re supposed to do.”
37:20 – Six kinds of Paprika.
38:20 – A renaissance of smoked spices, e.g. Smoked Paprika (Pimenton)
43:10 – How to store your spices (air and humidity are your enemies!)
44:40 – What’s your favorite Vanilla?
46:10 – How do you procure your spices?
51:31 – The problem with organic spices.
54:48 – Five things you wish people knew about using spices.
1:00:20 – AB pontificates on the different varieties of Vanilla, and the unjust way in which Americans use the word “vanillia” as a synonym for “bland.”