Friday, January 16, 2009
Food Network Junkie
Have I mentioned I love cooking? I also love cooking shows. One of these days it would be awesome to attend a culinary school, but that will have to wait until we are empty nesters, and hopefully that won't be anytime soon ;-) Anyhoo, we have discovered a cooking show on Food Network that can honestly be called "educational". It has everything a homeschool mom could want: math (measurements), science (chemistry, animal anatomy, food chemistry), history (the show has a food anthropologist regularly featured), health (food safety), and language (especially etymology). To top it off, it is quirky, funny, creative, and smart. My two teens have become faithful watchers and have yet to realize the show is educational (wink-wink) . The show is called "Good Eats" and is hosted by Alton Brown, who also narrates/hosts the very cool "Iron Chef America" on Food Network. So far every episode we have watched has been kid friendly and incredibly informative. Bon appetite!