Alton Brown’s Good Eats was possibly one of the best running cooking shows on television, and an inspiration for many at Foodseum. Good Eats explored every element of food, from the science and history of different foods to cooking techniques and equipment. This eclectic mix of education and entertainment in the form of cooking lessons (and the occasional puppet show) has been sorely missed in the few years since the show’s conclusion. Luckily, Alton Brown’s new Youtube series, Cook Smart, has been born to entertain us once again, albeit in smaller doses than before.

The mini webisodes are similar in content and style to what appeared before on Good Eats and cover a wide range of cooking-related topics – from how to properly cut a mango to how to truly make a grilled cheese sandwich. The shorter format of these webisodes has also allowed Brown more freedom to branch out and teach his viewers about a wider variety of subject matter than before. Two noteworthy episodes are dedicated to opening a champagne bottle with a saber and tying the perfect bow tie. Perhaps it is time to put these tips to use in a Foodseum swashbuckling soiree –only time will tell.

Here’s one of our favorite episodes from Cook Smart so far. Let us know what you think of Alton Brown’s new series and share a link to your favorite video!