Quirky, science-loving Food Network star Alton Brown will set off around the country on a book tour this fall to herald his recent latest release, Alton Brown: EveryDayCook. He'll be carrying with him the tagline, "this time, it’s personal."
Brown shared the news of the tour in a video on his Facebook page, in which he packed his suitcase full of post-its, pens, hand sanitizer, bourbon, and (can’t forget this one) his new cookbook. The personal element of the book involves the 101 recipes inside, which Brown loves to cook for himself at home, including playful items like "EnchiLasagna," garam masalmon steaks, and "Smoky the Meat Loaf," which Brown undoubtedly named himself.
Brown's book and tour feels somewhat similar to Anthony Bourdain's new book, Appetites, which also shares recipes from the sometime cook, sometime culinary tourist's personal archive. Bourdain is also going on tour this fall.
EveryDayCook also breaks the mold of traditional staged food photography and exclusively features photos the chef took with his iPhone. The cookbook hits shelves on September 27 and is currently available for pre-order.
Brown’s book tour will begin in New York City on September 26 before snaking across the country and ending in Atlanta, GA on October 18.
Here is a look at the full schedule:
Monday, September 26 | Random House Big Ideas Night, New York City
Tuesday, September 27 | Book Revue, Huntington, NY
Wednesday, September 28 | Barnes & Noble, New York City, NY
Thursday, September 29 | Williams-Sonoma, King of Prussia, PA
Thursday, September 29 | Philadelphia Free Library, Philadelphia, PA
Friday, September 30 | Sur La Table, Arlington, VA
Friday, September 30 | Politics & Prose, Washington, DC
Saturday, October 1 | Malaprop's Bookstore, Asheville, NC
Sunday, October 2 | Barnes & Noble - The Villages, The Villages, FL
Sunday, October 2 | Barnes & Noble - Orlando, Orlando, FL
Monday, October 3 | Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston, TX
Tuesday, October 4 | BookPeople, Austin, TX
Wednesday, October 5 | Barnes & Noble, Frisco, TX
Thursday, October 6 | Watermark Books, Wichita
Friday, October 7 | Rainy Day Books, Kansas City, MO
Saturday, October 8 | Left Bank Books, St. Louis, MO
Monday, October 10 | Issaquah, WA Costco COMING SOON
Monday, October 10 | University Bookstore, Seattle, WA
Tuesday, October 11 | Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, Portland, OR
Wednesday, October 12 | Sur La Table, San Jose, CA
Wednesday, October 12 | Kepler's Books, Redwood City, CA
Friday, October 14 | Williams-Sonoma , Calabasas, CA
Friday, October 14 | Vroman's, Pasadena, CA
Saturday, October 15 | Sur La Table, Carlsbad, CA
Tuesday, October 18 | Williams-Sonoma, Atlanta, GA