Alton Brown— food historian, scientist, and Food Network star—kicks off his national tour, "Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour," in October with a scheduled stop in Baltimore on Feb. 22.
The charming personality, who currently hosts Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen, last swung through town in March 2011 as part of the Hippodrome Theatre's Foodie Experience.
I had an opportunity to talk to him a few days before the show for the blog. On that visit, he said he was flying his own plane into Baltimore from his hometown of Atlanta. I'm not sure if he'll be doing that on this tour, which covers more than 40 cities.
This go-round, each show will feature "stand-up comedy, talk-show antics, a multimedia lecture, live music (he sings!) and 'extreme' food experimentation," according to a press release.
Audience members will also be selected to be Alton's assistants on stage. Ponchos will be provided for fans in the first few rows, the release said. (Shades of comedian Gallagher, who used to send smashed food into the audience.)
Whatever happens, the show promises to be fun. Alton told me last time: "With a live audience, every show, every audience is different. It's one of the things about my work that I love foremost."
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