10 Questions with Food Network's Hilarious Alton Brown

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This Saturday, the hilarious food TV personality Alton Brown is making a stop at The Fox in St. Louis for his national tour of “Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour.” A show unlike any other, the Food Network and Cooking Channel’s Brown brings his TV personality and culinary genius to the stage for an interactive show filled with food and fun. Each show will have stand-up comedy, talk show antics, a multimedia lecture, live music (he sings too!) and “extreme” food experimentation. It may even get a little messy, so those sitting in or near the front row will be provided ponchos.

ALIVE caught up with Brown before his show this Saturday, Feb. 1, at The Fox.

Photo by David Allen

Photo by David Allen

ALIVE: Why did you decide to create a live show?
Alton Brown: I love doing live shows, but I’ve never been able to do something on this scale. That takes a tour and a tour takes time and until now I just couldn’t make it happen.

ALIVE: Will you be singing in the show?
AB: Yes—if you can call that singing.

ALIVE: What do you hope the audience will take away from the experience?
AB: The sense that they had a really great time.

ALIVE: What is your favorite dish to prepare?
AB: Steak.

ALIVE: What is your favorite food of all time?
AB: Eggs.

Photo by David Allen

Photo by David Allen

ALIVE: How long have you been working in food? As a TV personality?
AB: Well, food… off and on my whole life. As for “personality,” 15 years.

ALIVE: In your opinion, what is the best food trend going on right now?
AB: Home cooking.

ALIVE: What is your favorite show to watch on Food Network?
AB: Gotta go with “Cutthroat Kitchen.”

ALIVE: You’ve been in St. Louis before. Are there any St. Louis culinary creations or traditions you are fond of?
AB: You guys have great pizza.

ALIVE: Any other independent projects you are working on or plan on in the near future?
AB: Look for new books and a cool new digital project soon.

Brown is an author of seven books, has been seen as the culinary commentator of “Iron Chef America” and host of “The Next Iron Chef” as well as joining “Food Network Star” in 2012. He also wrote, produced and hosted the Peabody Award-winning series “Good Eats” for 13 years on Food Network, which can still be seen on the Cooking Channel.

See Brown at The Fox this Saturday, Feb. 1, at 8pm. Tickets are still available online or at the box office.

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