Alton Brown is a James Beard Award-winning celebrity chef, author, actor, and cinematographer. He is the creator and host of the Food Network television show Good Eats, and host and main commentator on Iron Chef America. Alton is well respected and has amassed a large following for his scientific approach to cooking and food in general. At Equipboard we love Alton Brown because he's a gear head, and appreciates efficient gadgets that are made to withstand regular use and the test of time. He has a distaste for single-purpose kitchen gear, because let's face it - most of your ultra-specific gadget purchases have probably sat in your storage cabinets for months! And lastly Alton Brown is a man who loves his fines cutlery. He prefers knives by Shun, and we highly recommend jumping to the Videos section and checking out his tutorials on what makes a good knife.