Alton Brown is everything that is good and righteous about American television. Yes, he knows you're a bunch of bloated, lazy squids oozing your fatty ink of capitalist consumerism all over Mom's good carpet. And yet he wants to educate you with the Mythbusters of foodie shows, Good Eats. I know this because the poor, clueless schmuck I'm currently using for his TiVo recorded an episode about how to make marshmallows, and it was so gooey and disgusting I didn't even have to pretend to be interested in him after it was over. Rock on, 'mallows. I'll give you props during the marshmallow people-making portion of the Amazing Chocolate Tree Exhibition at the Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road. Make your own chocolate-dipped marshmallow folk this Thursday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 to $8. Visit dallasarboretum.org.
Dec. 28-Jan. 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 2007