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After Broadway comes UC Davis: Alton Brown added to Mondavi 2017 schedule

Food Network superstar and kitchen science geek Alton Brown brings “Eat Your Science” to the Mondavi Center for the Arts on March 22, 2017.
Food Network superstar and kitchen science geek Alton Brown brings “Eat Your Science” to the Mondavi Center for the Arts on March 22, 2017.

Fresh off a holiday run on Broadway, Food Network superstar Alton Brown will bring “Eat Your Science” – a unique blend of cooking, comedy and thrills – to the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis, the center announced Tuesday.

Brown’s March 22 performance is one of two shows added to the center’s spring 2017 schedule. Also coming to UC Davis will be the acoustic duo of Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge with singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan on April 23. Starting at $25, tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, Aug. 5, at www.mondaviarts.org or via phone at 866-754-2787.

Creator of the award-winning “Good Eats,” the motorcycle-riding, myth-busting Brown has become a familiar face on food television, hosting such shows as “Cutthroat Kitchen,” “Camp Cutthroat” and “Iron Chef America.” Before its 2012 finale, “Good Eats” ran 14 seasons and can still be seen on the Cooking Channel and Netflix.

A winner of the James Beard Award for food writing, Brown wrote “I’m Just Here for the Food” as well as the New York Times bestselling series “Good Eats,” three volumes based on his hit show. He also has a new cookbook, “EveryDayCook” (Ballantine Books, $35), featuring 100 personal recipes plus a little science and history. It’s due out Sept. 27.

In many ways, “Eat Your Science” continues where “Good Eats” left off, challenging culinary customs and assumptions with an arsenal of non-traditional tools. (Blowtorches can come in handy.) A confessed science geek in the kitchen, Brown promises “bigger and better potentially dangerous food demonstrations” on stage – along with puppets, jokes and songs.

Brown will have a chance to work out the kinks in his kitchen antics before his Mondavi gig. “Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science” debuts on Broadway on Nov. 22 for eight shows at the Barrymore Theatre.

In his pre-Broadway notes for “Eat Your Science,” Brown said the new two-hour show includes audience participation and all-new experiments that may not be safe at home. “You’ll see things I’ve never been allowed to do on TV,” he said.

Debbie Arrington: 916-321-1075, @debarrington

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