Alton Brown's "Inevitable Edible Tour" made its second stop in Cerritos, California last night. For those of you not familiar with Alton Brown, he is a seemingly permanent fixture on the Food Network. The current host of 2 competition shows, he is still most well known for his science based food show, "Good Eats".
If those in attendance of last night's show were looking for zany science antics and obscure "Good Eats" references, they weren't let down. What they may not have been expecting? Live music. With Brown on vocals and guitar along with a talented supporting cast, the audience was treated to the iconic classic, "Airport Shrimp Cocktail". This song is a cautionary tale that reminds you that no matter how good the shrimp cocktail looks at LAX, you'll probably end up regretting it.
The show also contained more than one cooking demonstration, complete with audience participation. These weren't just any ordinary cooking demonstrations though. You should start thinking MacGyver meets television food personality and then you'll be on the right track. The show even took a more poignant turn when one of the audience members confessed that Alton Brown's show "Good Eats" helped him beat cancer by keeping him hungry while he was undergoing chemotherapy.
The "Inevitable Edible Tour" was a comedy act, monologue, musical performance, and a first hand look into Alton Brown's mad scientist secret food layer. He spoke about some of his past material, but also gave the audience a better idea of what to expect from him in the future. If there was one thing he wanted you to leave the show being certain of, it was this: Cooking is easy. Everything you need to know you can count on several hands.