Food Network's Alton Brown: 'Good Eats' 'very nearly killed me'
Alton Brown: I'm not a member of the [chef] club. I'm not considered one of them. They don't treat me like I'm one of them. I don't own a restaurant; I don't hobnob with them. In a way, I can't. I couldn't do the job that I do, on either "Iron Chef America" or " The Next Iron Chef," if I was all buddy-buddy with everybody.
I know and respect them and treat them with respect; therefore they treat me with respect.
Zap2it: "Good Eats" mixed pop culture, science and history with the art of cooking. Do you miss doing the show?
Alton Brown: Yes and no. It was my life's work up to this point. For 13 solid years, I spent 80 percent of my waking hours on planet Earth either thinking about, researching, writing, shooting or editing "Good Eats." It also nearly killed me.
Zap2it: Does that mean it's gone forever?
Alton Brown: What I'm working on now is hopefully going to re-create a great deal of that, on the Internet. I'm hoping to reinvent something, but it's going to be taking that sensibility to something that's more of an Internet-based product.
Zap2it: When might fans see it?
Alton Brown: I can't, won't tell you ... you're going to see that next year.