Learning to make a cheesecake from scratch was something I never would have tried before watching Alton make one. Growing up my mom made the instant ones from Jello. I knew nothing of a real baked cheesecake.
AB's cheesecake episode showed how with the right technique a great cheesecake can be created. So out went the no baked and in came the real honest to goodness cheesecake method.
This cheesecake recipe has become the only one I make. It is a great tangy version. My mom made one of the no-bake Jello after having one of my real ones. She said it had ruined her and it's not the same.
I blame AB. She blames me for making it. It's still AB's fault.