I have become a fan of Alton Brown and Rick Bayless, both have shows on television that are immensely educational and entertaining, are there any other shows like Good Eats and Mexico - One Plate at a Time with people like them anywhere? I just can not get enough, I just have this feeling that there is something else that I have not discovered so I am asking here. Even something on the web would do.
Alton Brown on Good Eats usually presents graphical descriptions of the science behind cooking in a clear concise way. I particularly like the theatrical interludes, they are quite entertaining, it is indeed a fun way to learn. It is hard to sum up this show here so see this Food Network link for more information.
Here is an episode of him explaining Coq Au Vin, look at the visual aid on wine.
Rick Bayless quite often ventures out to the market place picking food products asking questions and explaining something about the products he works with, I like when chefs go outside the kitchen and give interesting information about some key food items they use. Sometimes you will see him in another chef's kitchen, usually Mexican, asking questions and getting informative answers, I like learning about food preparation in various places around the world I like mexican food so i take a liking to Rick's show. it is just another fun way to learn. For more about Rick and his show see here.