August 15, 2022

TLOTA:
I’m James Faraci, The Last Of The Americans, and the views I’m about to express are that of my own & some of yours. So last April before going into lockdown, I talked about the difference between Cooking Shows and Reality-TV. One of the series I talked about was one of my favorite series of all time “Good Eats” (Cut to clips of “Good Eats” as James does a voiceover.)

TLOTA (V.O.):
The recipe for the series was simple, toss in elements of “Mr. Wizard”, “Julia Child”, & “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” into a cooking show. The series was hosted by Alton Brown using both science and humor, Alton made cooking and cooking science fun. The series lasted from 1999 to 2011 and it wasn’t canceled like many would think. In fact, Alton retired the series in favor of hosting duties for the series “Cutthroat Kitchen” and “Iron Chef America. However by 2017 Alton announced not one but two series continuations of “Good Eats”, one being a spin-off showing differences in how he makes the recipes from the original series and how he does them now called “Good Eats: Reloaded” and the latter being a return to form with “Good Eats: The Return”. Both series started in 2019 and Alton seeing how the Food Network was changing decided to end both series ended both series. However, it surprises how much a lot of the material holds up and the recipes still hold up. I can still watch his episodes on Steak and enjoy the episode and the steak. (Cut to James physically)

TLOTA:
However, since we’re still in October, and Halloween is around the corner, I know what many of you are thinking “How can a cooking show be scary?”. To which I say, You really haven’t seen this show! (Cut to the title card of the episode “The House That Dripped Chocolate”, then clips of “The House That Dripped Chocolate” as James does a voiceover.)

TLOTA (V.O.):
While the title is based on an old horror movie “The House That Dripped Blood”, “The House That Dripped Chocolate” sees Alton trying to make two homemade versions of confectionary classics while having to deal with a demonic entity that wants to kill Alton before he cooks up the confections. But is the episode and recipes scary or will they be easier than Marshmallow fluff? Well, we’re not only going to review the episode, I will be making the recipes as we go along. (Cut to James in his kitchen ready to cook.)

TLOTA:
That’s right we’re cooking and reviewing so join us as we enter “The House That Dripped Chocolate”! (Lightning crashes and James laughs maniacally)

Cooking up some scary goodies with Alton Brown. But will it get me into trouble? Find out here

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