What Are You Doing For Thanksgiving?: Alton Brown

We asked a bunch of our favorite people about their holiday plans

Alton Brown

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Alton Brown is a celebrity chef who has hosted several TV series, including Cutthroat Kitchen, Iron Chef America, Feasting on Asphalt, and Good Eats, which he created, produced, and hosted on the Food Network for 13 years. He has also authored multiple cookbooks, including I'm Just Here For the Food. Popular Science spoke with him about his Thanksgiving plans for this year.

What are you eating and/or cooking for Thanksgiving?

All I eat on Thanksgiving is congealed salads… aka jello molds. It’s all I actually want.

For others, I’ll be roasting a turkey with a new method I’ve been tinkering with, which I cannot yet discuss other than it’s stupid fast and amazingly tasty. Along with that I’ll be making a nice quinoa salad with roast vegetables. Oh! And sweet potato meringue pie.

Do you have any tips for readers?

Organization will set you free. And remember, coolers can keep things warm too! I usually rest my turkeys inside a cooler for an hour before carving.