Today's New York Times health section tries to drag Alton Brown into the not-so-healthy mass consumption of salt by Americans. It's a somewhat lame attempt to draw attention to a bland (needs salt) article that falls between corporate conspiracy theory and health news. Alton doesn't really figure into the story, but author Michael Moss launches with this:
"“Salt is a pretty amazing compound,” Alton Brown, a Food Network star, gushes in a Cargill video called Salt 101. “So make sure you have plenty of salt in your kitchen at all times.”"
I like how the author says 'gushes' as if Alton is an evil minion of the salt industry. Guess he needs to sit down and watch some Good Eats and realize that Alton is very much opposed to processed foods.