Pop culture, comedy and plain good eating: Host Alton Brown explores the origins of ingredients, decodes culinary customs and presents food and equipment trends. Punctuated by unusual interludes, simple preparations and unconventional discussions, he'll bring you food in its finest and funniest form.

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Alton Brown answers viewers' questions about canning food.
Season 14, Episode 4

Flat is Beautiful V

Thin and crispy artisanal wood fired pizzas are nearly impossible to manage at home but with some sound science and a good grill, Alton Brown shows how you can come close to perfection with Grilled Pizza -- Three Ways.

Tuesday
Jan 3
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 13, Episode 8

The Once and Future Fish

Concerned about the impact of over-fishing, host Alton Brown explores tasty and extremely sustainable farm-raised trout, making Escabeche of Trout, Hot Smoked Trout and Rollmops.

Thursday
Jan 5
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 9, Episode 3

Dis-Kabob-Ulated

Alton Brown shows that with the right ingredients, the right skewers, the right heat and the right mindset, kabobs still have a role to play in the modern culinary carnival, making Spicy Beef Kebabs and Vanilla Lime Pineapple Skewers.

Monday
Jan 16
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 9, Episode 3

Dis-Kabob-Ulated

Alton Brown shows that with the right ingredients, the right skewers, the right heat and the right mindset, kabobs still have a role to play in the modern culinary carnival, making Spicy Beef Kebabs and Vanilla Lime Pineapple Skewers.

Saturday
Jan 21
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 10, Episode 5

Water Works I

Join Alton Brown as he heads upstream in search of the world's most important ingredient: water. Where does it come from, how is it made safe to drink, and what does it take to get from the source to our kitchen sinks? Alton answers all, including what it means to be labeled "spring," "mineral," or "drinking" water.

Tuesday
Jan 31
11pm | 10c
Season 11, Episode 1

Milk Made

Of all the edibles on Earth, only milk exists solely to be food -- or so says Alton Brown. Join him as he dips into the liquid miracle that is milk in search of its secrets, history, and whether or not it's safe to drink straight from the source. With recipes for Quick Cottage Cheese, Dulce de Leche and Tres Leche Cake.

Thursday
Feb 9
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 9, Episode 13

A Pie In Every Pocket

Join host Alton Brown as he looks into the past, future and present of the very handy Pocket Pie. As for fillings, how do curry mango, chocolate and beef stew grab you?

Tuesday
Feb 14
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 7

The Big Chili

Join Host and cowpoke Gerald P Hobbs (Alton Brown) and his sidekick, Rusty, as they rustle up a good, honest bowl of red Pressure Cooker Chili. Along the way, they'll ponder the chili mythology, grind up AB's Chili Powder (that's chili with an i) and do some serious work under pressure.

Tuesday
Feb 21
3am | 2c
Season 13, Episode 15

It's a Pan, It's a Dish, It's Paella

Host Alton Brown demystifies Paella, both the Spanish pan and the rice dish it's famous for.

Saturday
Feb 25
10am | 9c
Season 14, Episode 13

Egg Files VII: Meringue

Join host Alton Brown as he delves into three classic meringue-based desserts: Baked Alaska, Pavlova and Oeufs a la Neige.

Saturday
Mar 4
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 5

Crustacean Nation 2: Claws

Despite immense popularity, 9 out of 10 cooks say they're afraid to cook lobster. Join host Alton Brown as he demystifies the buying, handling and cooking of the briny bug that put the surf into the surf-n-turf, with his Stuffed Lobster.

Friday
Mar 31
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

Chile's Angels

Alton Brown investigates the fruity heat of chilies and that ubiquitous condiment: salsa. Ponder the human tongue, the power of capsaicin and learn to tame the burn of the only food registered as a weapon with the FDA. Recipes include Salsa and Spicy Pineapple Sauce.

Sunday
Apr 9
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 9, Episode 15

Flat Is Beautiful III

Although it's one of the most plentiful fish in the sea, the mild, fine-textured flounder is usually relegated to the fry basket. Join Alton Brown as he fishes, filets and feasts on a selection of dishes that wouldn't suit any other fishes: Oil Poached Flounder, Baked Stuffed Flounder and Flounder Fish Salad.

Wednesday
Apr 26
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 13, Episode 16

The Curious Case of Curry

Host Alton Brown attempts to set the record straight on the beloved English dish that made India famous, as he makes Lamb Tikka Masala.

Thursday
Apr 27
11pm | 10c
Season 10, Episode 16

Bowl O' Bayou

Alton Brown breaks down the whole concept of gumbo, clarifies the differences between Cajun and Creole and explains the importance of the roux this classic dish. Alton comes up with a foolproof method for making a brick (dark) roux and the perfect Shrimp Gumbo.

Thursday
Apr 27
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 13, Episode 16

The Curious Case of Curry

Host Alton Brown attempts to set the record straight on the beloved English dish that made India famous, as he makes Lamb Tikka Masala.

Friday
Apr 28
3am | 2c
Season 10, Episode 16

Bowl O' Bayou

Alton Brown breaks down the whole concept of gumbo, clarifies the differences between Cajun and Creole and explains the importance of the roux this classic dish. Alton comes up with a foolproof method for making a brick (dark) roux and the perfect Shrimp Gumbo.

Friday
Apr 28
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 13, Episode 3

Tamale Never Dies

Quite possibly the original convenience food, tamales are ancient and delicious. Join host Alton Brown on a historical and tasty exploration of these tempting treats, as he makes Hot Tamales and Turkey Tamales

Friday
Apr 28
11pm | 10c
Season 9, Episode 12

Curious Yet Tasty Avocado Experiments

Although the avocado is best known for its starring roll in guacamole, Alton Brown shows how this multifaceted culinary actor can also take on rolls usually played by eggs, butter and even shortening, with Avocado Ice Cream, Avocado Buttercream Frosting and Avocado Compound Butter.

Friday
Apr 28
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 13, Episode 3

Tamale Never Dies

Quite possibly the original convenience food, tamales are ancient and delicious. Join host Alton Brown on a historical and tasty exploration of these tempting treats, as he makes Hot Tamales and Turkey Tamales

Saturday
Apr 29
3am | 2c
Season 9, Episode 12

Curious Yet Tasty Avocado Experiments

Although the avocado is best known for its starring roll in guacamole, Alton Brown shows how this multifaceted culinary actor can also take on rolls usually played by eggs, butter and even shortening, with Avocado Ice Cream, Avocado Buttercream Frosting and Avocado Compound Butter.

Saturday
Apr 29
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

Artichokes: The Choke Is On You

Alton Brown's getting down to the heart of artichokes. Pick up tips on storing, prepping, cooking and eating this giant flower bud, as well as how to make your own Herb Oil to marinate them in. Plus recipes for Broiled Chokes and Artichoke Pasta Salad.

Saturday
Apr 29
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 9

Ear Apparent

Alton Brown shops, shucks and shares the history and methods of the summer fave -- corn. He highlights the sweetness of corn with Better Than Grannie's Creamed Corn, Creamed Corn Cornbread and Plain Brown Popper.

Saturday
Apr 29
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

Deep Space Slime

Host Alton Brown is working as a consultant on a low budget sci-fi movie. His job: make spooky, gooey gelatin molds. Since gelatin is one of the most powerful tools on the pantry planet, Alton's happy to comply, but he insists on making his Panna Cotta Brain with Cranberry Glaze, Cinnamon Cherry Heart, Spooky Edible Eyes and Sparkling Gingered Face taste real good.

Saturday
Apr 29
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 5

Citizen Cane

Cooking with sugar isn't difficult but Alton Brown thinks that chefs make it seem hard so that you're really impressed with restaurant dessert. Well, "Good Eats" is out to show how easy and delicious sugar is -- and can be -- with Banana Splitsville and Burned Peach Ice Cream.

Saturday
Apr 29
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 12, Episode 12

Ginger: Rise of the Rhizome

When a fairy tale figure seeks host Alton Brown's help in spicing up his personality, it leads to the exploration of that zesty rhizome ginger. Recipes: Ginger Ale, Candied Ginger and Ginger Snaps.

Saturday
Apr 29
11pm | 10c

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Alton Brown answers viewer questions on everything from cooking chicken perfectly to the best tools for cutting cheese.
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About the Host

Alton Brown

Alton Brown's flair in the kitchen developed early with guidance from his mother and grandmother, a budding culinary talent he skillfully used later "as a way to get dates" in college.