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Alton Brown Answers 23 Of Our Most Difficult Questions

Yes, we asked him about Beyoncé.

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Yesterday Alton Brown stopped by BuzzFeed to answer a series of hard-hitting questions.

Some questions were food-related, some were TV-related, and some were absolutely ridiculous and related to nothing really. But, seeing as the best-selling author and James Beard Award winner has been a television personality for over 15 years, he has a quip for just about everything.

1. Cheese or chocolate?

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2. Sandwich cutting: diagonal or down the middle?

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3. What’s your dream sandwich?

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Uhmmm… Explain?

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Ah.

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It’s a bacon, avocado, sardine, ham, mustard, and melted cheese sandwich on a mix of sourdough and rye bread — multiple slices of each, it looks like — plated with pickles.

4. What’s the one junk food you could never give up to be healthy?

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And how do you take that, exactly?

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“3 parts gin, 1 part dry vermouth, dash of olive brine.”

5. What’s the first dish a cooking beginner should try and master?

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6. What’s your favorite pattern for a bow tie?

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7. What’s the weirdest piece of non-kitchen equipment you’ve ever used to cook?

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8. What’s your favorite TV show of all time?

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Alton Brown: Wow. Of all time. Out of any TV show?

BuzzFeed: Do we need to rephrase? Should I rephrase the question?

AB: Do you want to rephrase?

BF: I would feel comfortable rephrasing.

AB: All right, go ahead and rephrase. Because we’d be here a while. I’d have to make charts. There would have to be some kind of formula.

OK, rephrase: What’s the TV show you most love to binge-watch?

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That’s a solid Doctor Who reference, for those of you not in the know.

9. Who’s the most talented chef, dead or alive?

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10. What’s your go-to chef’s knife?

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11. Besides a chef’s knife, what’s the most important kitchen tool?

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12. Who’s your celebrity crush?

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“I dare you to even think of another celebrity crush.”

All right, enough with the tough questions. Time for the WORD ASSOCIATION Lightning Round!

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TELL US THE FIRST WORD THAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU HEAR THE WORD:

13. Avocado

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“It comes from the Nahuatl word. ‘Avocado’ actually comes from a word that means ‘testicle.’”

14. Beyoncé

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15. MSG

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“MSG is big business.”

16. Voldemort

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“He just needs a hug…”

“No, WAIT.”

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“He’s got all that power and can’t make a nose. What’s up with that?”

17. Vegetarian

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18. Gluten-Free

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C’mon.

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19. Culinary school

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*Editor’s Note: Both BuzzFeed Life editors involved in writing this post attended culinary school. As did Alton Brown.

20. Glitter

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lol, actually…

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LOL. ACTUALLY

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21. David Chang

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22. Drones

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23. Mayonnaise

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“You didn’t say it had to be a real word. This is a combination of wonderful and revolting.”

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