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Food Network chef Alton Brown is coming to Kansas City in January

Updated: 2013-07-29T17:54:55Z

By Sarah Gish

If you like “Good Eats” -- as in, the Food Network show -- mark your calendar for January 31.

Alton Brown, the James Beard Award-winning host of that brainy (and funny) cooking show, is bringing his “Edible Inevitable” tour to The Midland by AMC in early 2014. Brown has been to Kansas City for book talks before, but this is the first time he’s bringing a full-on stage show, complete with stand-up comedy, live music and interactive cooking demonstrations.

“Be prepared,” reads the event listing on The Midland’s website. “Ponchos will be involved.”

Tickets range in price from $32.50-$57.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, August 2.

Brown -- who has also appeared on “Food Network Star” and “Iron Chef America” -- is known for his nearly scientific approach to cooking. Here are five of his recipes that made it into my regular rotation.

1. I’ve made Brown’s Garden Vegetable Soup almost every week for the past four years. It’s that good.

2. This super-decadent Vanilla Ice Cream tastes like heaven in a root beer float.

3. My mom after trying Brown’s Once and Future beans recipe: “I didn’t know baked beans could taste this good.”

4. With 4,000+ five-star ratings, Brown’s recipe for brined and roasted turkey is a fan favorite on

5. This easy recipe for Banana Ice Cream is great with melted peanut butter, a drizzle of chocolate syrup, or both.

Enterprise reporter Sarah Gish writes dining and bar guides for Ink magazine. She also writes and styles a monthly cooking story for The Star’s Food section and tweets @sarah_gish.

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