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James Beard
Alton Brown: Just here for the 'Experience'
Alton Brown: Just here for the 'Experience'

The phone rings, at 9 o'clock on the dot. It's Alton Brown calling in, very promptly, for a pre-arranged interview. "What are you eating," Brown asks, "I can always tell when someone answers the phone with food with in his mouth." Alton Brown is not afraid to say what's on his mind. That's good news for ticketholders for Saturday night's event at the Hippodrome, the Second Annual Foodie Experience, for which the Food Network personality is the main attraction. At 9 in the morning, Alton Brown is wide awake. For his fans, it's hard to imagine him any other way than revved up and ready to go, whether he's evangelizing about the basic...