The great cool wonderful thing about that show is that it isn't a cooking show like your normal cooking show, which presents a recipe and shows you step-by-step how it goes. It talks about food, shows you how to deal with things, and lets you work at being creative with it.
I have a book on my desk called The Perl Cookbook
, which presents code pieces and shows you how to handle specific things, so you can build them into whatever creative piece you want. The show, and the one book of his I have I'm Just Here For The Food
, and that's the same thing. Big ups to Alton.