Food Network’s Alton Brown brings live culinary variety show Beyond The Eats to Philly’s Merriam Theater

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Food Network star Alton Brown is stepping out of the TV screen and onto the stage.

Brown is bringing his “Beyond The Eats” live culinary variety show to the Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Merriam Theater on Saturday, Oct. 23. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999 or online at

The host of “Good Eats” and “Cutthroat Kitchen” is known for teaching the science behind a good recipe.

At his live show, the Kimmel Center says audiences can expect comedy, music and “potentially dangerous science stuff.”

We asked Brown six questions as he prepares to take the stage in Philly.

6abc: For those who know you from your TV shows, what can people expect from Alton Brown at a live variety show?

Alton: It’s all the stuff no one will let me do on TV: comedy, music, and very unusual culinary demonstrations. And this year we’re adding

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Think You Could Start a Restaurant? Binge Watch This Delightful, Forgotten Cooking Show

If you watch enough cooking competition shows and cook enough food at home, eventually a thought begins to creep into your mind: Hey, I could do that. Maybe you’ve heckled a chef on Chopped who glooped too much sesame oil onto a dish, laughed at a Great British Bake Off contestant who forgot to add sugar or mocked a cook on Kitchen Nightmares who didn’t know how to cook an omelet.

Well, for the confident home cooks out there, the perfect autumn binge watch is an obscure decade-old British reality show featuring similarly prepared civilians attempting to start a restaurant in their living room. It’s called, well, Restaurant in Our Living Room.

Here’s the setup: Two couples are given £500 each (£700 in some episodes) and three days to plan and prepare a night of restaurant-style service in their houses. That night, they’ll cook and

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Sheri Castle stars in new PBS North Carolina cooking show | Dining

Sheri Castle

“Because I’m a cooking teacher, this is a show for home cooks,” Sheri Castle said of the new show “The Key Ingredient,” premiering Sept. 23 on PBS North Carolina.

Sheri Castle of Pittsboro has done a lot of different jobs in her long career in the food business, including food writer, cookbook author, cooking teacher, recipe developer, company spokesperson and speaker.

Now, she can add a new job to that list: TV series host.

Castle is the host of “The Key Ingredient,” which will premiere at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 on PBS North Carolina.

“This was totally unexpected,” Castle said during a recent telephone interview. “PBS North Carolina called me out of the blue.”

The offer came at a good time last year. “A year ago March as the world shut down, so did almost everything I did — cooking classes, speaking engagements. My phone

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North Idaho woman competes in Guy Fieri cooking game show

A fan of the “Guy’s Grocery Games” TV cooking show, Sarah Kitchings from Athol said she was surprised to get a call asking her to be a competitor.

ATHOL, Idaho — Cooking has always been a part of Sarah Kitchings’ life.

A fan of the “Guy’s Grocery Games” TV cooking show, the 19-year-old from Athol said she was surprised to get a call asking her to be a competitor, as reported by KREM 2 news partner the Coeur d’Alene Press

“I just thought it would be a fun opportunity to even just apply for,” Kitchings said. “So I just kind of went with it.”

David Adlard, Kitchings’ former culinary teacher and an experienced cooking-show competitor, gave out Kitchings’ name when he saw a casting call for “Guy’s Grocery Games” a couple years ago.

“From day one, she’s just got such a remarkable talent, and over the next couple of

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