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Renowned foodist and television personality Alton Brown brings his new tour to the Center!
The show features a pinch of comedy, talk show antics, a multimedia lecture, live music (he sings!)and a dash of "extreme" food experimentation (ponchos are provided for those in the first few rows), and of course...puppets. Enthusiastic fans and critics have raved about the interactive component where Brown invites audience members on stage to serve as his assistant.
"We have combined science, music, food, and a few other things no one in his right mind would allow me to do on TV, into a two hour extravaganza that's fun for the whole family," says Brown. He has been cultivating the show's material for about a decade and wrote most of the musical numbers which all take a comedic look at food.
Brown, author of seven books including the James Beard award winning "I'm Just Here for the Food" and New York Times bestselling sequence "Good Eats," has hosted numerous food series including "Iron Chef America." He currently serves as host on the game show "Cutthroat Kitchen" and as a mentor/judge on "Food Network Star." Brown created, produced and hosted the Peabody award winning series "Good Eats" for 13 years on Food Network, which still can be seen on the Cooking Channel.
Talking about his passion, Alton Brown has said, “Culinary tradition is not always based on fact. Sometimes it’s based on history, on habits that come out of a time when kitchens were fueled by charcoal”.
The man behind these wise words is bringing his food experience to you live. ‘Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science’ is everything you could want from the perfect food show. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to catch this talented cook live in action. Get yourself some of these Alton Brown tickets at the earliest!
Early Life and the Love for Food
Born in 1962 in Los Angeles, Brown spent his childhood years in Georgia. His father, Alton Brown, Sr. worked as a media executive in Cleveland and owned the radio station WRWH, along with the newspaper, White County News. Brown initially studied film at the University of Georgia and even did some projects as a cinematographer for several music videos.
Brown’s involvement in food shows began after his dissatisfaction with the quality of the cooking shows that were being aired back then on American television. After finding these shows below par, Brown set out to produce his own show. To prepare for this endeavor, he graduated from the New England Culinary Institute in 1997. Brown spoke about how his performance in the sciences in high school was quite poor but he still studied hard to try and understand the underlying science involved in the process of cooking.
During his shows, he also makes a reference to how much he dislikes kitchen tools that are made to serve a single purpose. He calls them “unitaskers”. These include the likes of margarita machines and garlic presses. Throughout his cooking career, he has adapted traditional kitchen utensils into multi-purpose tools that fit his varying needs in the kitchen.
Alton Brown TV Series
During the course of his career, Alton Brown has redefined the meaning of a traditional cooking show. He has been an integral part of many culinary shows.
Good Eats: The first episode of this show aired in July 1998 on WTTW in Chicago, Illinois. Soon after, the show was picked up by the Food Network in July 1999. The show ran for an impressive 14 seasons, with the final episode, “Turn on the Dark” being aired on 10th February 2012.
Many of Good Eats episodes focused on the various kitchen tools that are basically just fancy versions of hardware store items. The show was nominated for the Best TV Food Journalism Award in 2000 by the James Beard Foundation. It was also nominated for the prestigious Peabody Award in 2006.
Iron Chef America: Brown appeared on Iron Chef America: Battle of the Masters in 2004 as the expert commentator on the show. The show was however later turned into a series and Brown became the play-by-play announcer.
Feasting on Asphalt: This series explores the history of eating, especially road food. Brown travels across the country on his BMW motorcycle and make stops at unique restaurants serving regional cuisine. The series premiered on the Food Network in July 2006 and was eventually picked up for a second run, following its popularity. The second series, Feasting on Asphalt 2: The River Run had six episodes that take the audience through the length of the Mississippi River. The third season of the series, Feasting on Waves is about Brown travelling through the Caribbean Sea by boat, looking for the local cuisines.
Cutthroat Kitchen: This is a cooking competition series that has been airing on the Food Network since 2013, with Alton Brown as the host. Each episode of the show features four chefs, who are given $25,000 to bid on items that can be used to create hindrances for their opponents. Three chefs are eliminated, one by one, to declare the fourth as the winner.
Other Appearances of Alton Brown
In addition to these television cooking programs, Alton Brown has also made other appearances. He served as a mentor on the 8th season of The Next Food Network Star, along Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay.
Brown has also appeared on The Layover with Anthony Bourdain on the Travel Channel in 2013. In addition to that, the culinary maestro also guest-starred as the “Guest Bailiff” and “Expert Witness” on the podcast, Judge John Hodgman, a comedy court show.
Alton Brown Tour Tickets
In 2017 “Alton Brown Live - Eat Your Science” hit the road. Alton Brown tour tickets were sold out in a jiffy.
Those who attended loved Brown talking about his past experiences. Alton Brown Live - Eat Your Science struck a fine balance between comedy and music. The tour included puppets, new music and even more dangerous food experiments that left the audience wowed and shocked. Talking about his tour, Brown said, “there will be plenty of new therapy inducing opportunities during our audience participation segments. I don’t want to give too much away, but we’re also going to play a little game with the audience”.
So, grab your tickets early when Brown plans to hit the road again and don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to enjoy some of the most amazing food items, being created right in front of you. You may even get a chance to be randomly selected from the audience to serve as a volunteer on stage, in these two hours of delicious goodness!
The Alton Browncast
For The Alton Browncast, Brown talks about recent food news, takes questions and calls from listeners and also interviews various celebrities and guests. Whatever the topic, food is always the focal point in each podcast.
Bitter Like Me
Alton Brown has also forayed into the music industry, with his album, Bitter Like Me, on 2nd November 2016. The album contains a total of nine food related songs from his live stage shows and is available on his website.
Awards and Honors for Alton Brown
Over the course of his career, Alton Brown has been given many awards and honors. With all of these awards, honors and experiences as a culinary expert, Alton Brown is on the move again for his tour. If you want to catch him live as he creates some of the most amazing food experiences, you need to get your hands on these tickets at the earliest!