Did you see the show with Alton crossing the country on motorcycle? He had a wreck towards the end and was injured. I've read alleged reports of his being a jerk off the air, but you know how that kind of thing can be totally false yet take off on the 'net.
I would love to take a cruise where Alton did some sort of series of shows. But I have to admit he has taught me a lot about "food science" and I enjoyed it.
As for $40 a day....I read where Rachel admitted to one reporter that not all those meals were good. One way to tell was if she said something about "getting a lot of food for the money".