Cook Smart is styled similarly to Good Eats, the Food Network program Brown hosted for more than a decade. As he did on his TV show, Brown brings a scientific approach to his YouTube channel, encouraging his viewers to get creative. He also injects a touch of his trademark dorky humor to the recipe. In the first Cook Smart video, Brown shows off a kitchen hack that turns an egg carton into a dolly for holding upside-down mustard bottles.
The second Cook Smart video uses his understanding of thermodynamics to instruct his viewers how they can make as many as 48 hard-cooked eggs at once using their ovens. An image posted to Twitter teases a third episode, which looks to be a grizzly, culinary version of Dexter.
Brown’s Good Eats went off the air in 2012 after 15 seasons, but Brown never put the show away for good. In 2012, he told The Nerdist that the show was in “cryogenic holding.” Then, in 2013, he posted a photo on Facebook in which he told Good Eats fans that “your patience will be rewarded.” It’s unclear whether Cook Smart is a precursor to the return of Good Eats or if it represents the return itself, but that doesn’t matter. It’s funny, intelligent, useful, and a perfect fit for the YouTube food community. Here’s hoping Brown keeps up the good work.