I've long been a big fan of Alton Brown. Like many of you, the awesome Good Eats on Food Network is originally how I discovered him. Seriously, I wicked miss that show with all the crazy camera angles, random skits and characters, learning the science behind everything, and - obviously - the delicious recipes. Sigh. I'm now relegated to getting my fill of AB thanks to Cutthroat Kitchen and Iron Chef America or by paging through one of his many books.
Until last Saturday anyway. That's when I got the chance to see him live at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester! And it...was...fantastic! :D
Unfortunately, photos weren't allowed and hoo boy, were the Hanover Theatre people sticklers for rules. Yeesh.
Alton is like a freakin' Renaissance man. Not only is he an accomplished chef, TV star, and author. But during the show he sand, played guitar, and busted out the sax and was talented on them all! Oh, and he's a maniacal genius inventor as well. One of the contraptions he and his team had built was an enormous Easy Bake Oven called the Mega Bake, outfitted with 54 concert stage lights and reaching up to 650*F. AB and an audience member then made a pizza and baked it up...smelled great!
The Mega Bake! This wasn't from my show so it isn't the exact same routine but, really, I just wanted you to see this thing.
I don't want to give away too much for anyone that may be going to see him. But I will say this: if you aren't already planning to hit a show, DO IT. I laughed all night long. I could tell you some of the stories he spouted off but it just wouldn't be the same. It is the way he tells a story that makes it hilarious and worthwhile.
Oh, and he pronounced Worcester* properly. Alton Brown, you rock!
*Out of towners, take note: its "Wuhstah," not "War-chester." ;)