After a summer of teasing foodies and fans, Cutthroat Kitchen and Iron Chef Gauntlet host Alton Brown has officially announced the return of the critically acclaimed series Good Eats.
“We’re bringing it back, we’re restarting it, we’re getting the band back together!” Brown shouted to a crowd of screaming fans during “Good Eats… the Panel,” a discussion with the series’ host and the other Eats creatives held this past Sunday at Dragon Con, an annual comic and pop culture convention in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.
Titled Return of the Eats, the new half-hour series is slated to premiere sometime next year on the Food Network, Good Eats’ original home before it switched to the Cooking Channel for its final season in 2012. Fans of the show’s original cast and creative team will be pleased to know that many of those original faces are set to return alongside Brown, including production designer Todd Bailey, actress Vickie Eng, actor Bart Hansard, actress Widdi Turner, actor Lucky Yates, and production assistant and jack of all trades Jim Pace.
The new series is expected to follow much of the same format as its predecessor, taking viewers on a 30-minute trip through the technique, history, science, and even anthropology behind some of our favorite dishes while debunking myths about and finding the best cookware for others.
Beyond that though, Brown and the rest of his Eats crew will be filming additional scenes, which the Return of the Eats host confirmed will be “injected into each show for streaming.” Fans interested in learning even more about whatever theme or topic Alton and his band have chosen for that week can catch the bonus content through extended episodes on Food Network’s streaming services.
The full story appeared at FoodandWine.com on Sept. 5, 2017.