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America’s Test Kitchen Live coming to Long Center August 13

Addie Broyles

Perhaps taking a cue from fellow entrepreneurial television host Alton Brown, “America’s Test Kitchen” host Christopher Kimball will be making a stop in Austin later this year for a live show inspired by his popular PBS series.

(Brown’s “Edible Inevitable” tour, which featured musical performances and kitchen experiments, did so well last year that he’s going back on tour this fall to an additional 40 cities.)

The details of what will take place at Kimball’s show on Wednesday, August 13, are scant, but here’s what the Long Center’s website says.

Christopher Kimball, star of the popular television show America’s Test Kitchen, is bringing an informative and lively look at the PBS program to the Long Center! A limited number of VIP tickets are available and include a post-show meet and greet as well as a signed copy of The America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook.

Audience members will get an insider’s view into America’s Test Kitchen, which has become one of the strongest rated shows on television, surpassing The Food Network’s top cooking shows. The evening will include a behind-the-scenes look into how the equipment testings, food tastings, and science experiments take place. Find out what it’s really like to work at and host one of the most popular food programs airing today. In this multi-media experience, fans will get to meet some colorful personalities via video and audio such as competitive food eaters, Mrs. Patmore from Downton Abbey, vengeful cheese makers, and Mary Roach who spent years investigating the inner workings of the digestive tract. Fans will also have a chance to ask questions during the Q&A with Christopher.

Tickets ( start at $35, and that VIP meet-and-greet will cost $89.