Flat is Beautiful follows Age of Asparagus as another good episode focusing on the cooking without too much interruption and/or overkill on the technical details. The eggs Benedict show annoyed me a bit with the constant use of that
That said; the methodology in this episode was much more compact than the original Flat is Beautiful, which Food Network had the sense to air right before for comparison. You can really see how far Good Eats has advanced in the 9 years between episodes. There's no more stop/start action and tangents int he middle of a process; the layout and transitions is much more fluid. I also noticed that Alton pokes fun at himself in both; labeling himself a 'nerd' in the first and the into commentary in the second. And, of course, the Emma Peel gag made it's way into both. In Good Eats: The Early Years, AB mentions a fan gave him a peel engraved with 'Emma.' I guess that didn't make it into the new show.
If I can get my hands on some malted barley syrup and, hopefully, find a bit of time this week, I'll try to get some pizza making pictures up. Don't hold your breath too long, I may not get out to grill until next week since I work all weekend.
p.s. For a little eye candy, here's some chicken yakitori I made yesterday:
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Good night and Good Eats!