At first I wasn’t on board with the crushes I knew some Dopers have on this guy, but I had only briefly seen him on the Food Network. But I’ve been catching Good Eats and Iron Chef, and whoa. Smart, funny, just geeky enough, cute but approachable, and he spelled out every step and detail for the perfect fried chicken. I’m pretty well hooked, but…
So I’m watching the replay of Feeding on Asphalt, where he’s at the The Biscuit Place somewhere down south. (Him wearing cycle gear didn’t hurt.) He’s chatting with the biscuit-making woman about her cooking. This exchange is what sent me over the edge, around the corner into Crushville.
AB: I had my grandmother on Good Eats and we made biscuits together.
B-MW: Oh, how nice.
AB: And then she died.
B-MW: <noises of sympathy>
AB: She owed me money.
Just deadpan, so funny, and you could tell he probably had good times with his grandma. It was the icing on the cake, so to speak.
Anyone picking up what I’m laying down? I also have a jones for that Giada woman, so chime in with foodie crushes.