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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Season 12, Episode 15

Gills Gone Wild

Wild salmon can be a shock to the budget but host Alton Brown proves that it is worth every penny if properly and simply prepared. With recipes for Coho Salmon Fillets, Bi-Level King Salmon Fillet and Broiled Sockeye Salmon with Citrus Glaze.

Wednesday
Jan 4
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 3

Flat Is Beautiful II

These days we're all looking for ways to make more out of less. Alton Brown's favorite strategy: flatten meats wafer thin and cover them with flavor. New looks at old classics like Chicken Kiev, Turkey Piccata and Beef Paillard.

Sunday
Jan 8
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Monday
Jan 9
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 10

Fry Hard

Fry is not a dirty word. Alton Brown wants to show that proper know-how allows everyone to make healthy, delicious and safe fried foods, including his take on Chips and Fish.

Friday
Jan 13
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

True Brew 2: Mr. Tea

Alton Brown takes serious tea drinking seriously and all the dirt on the world's number two beverage as he makes the Perfect Cup of Tea and Sweet Tea.

Thursday
Jan 19
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 9

Where There's Smoke There's Fish

On one level, the marriage of fish and smoke might seem odd, but it's one of the easiest things you can do with a grill. Alton Brown has the lowdown on woodchips, shares even more about brining and plays around with some weeds while making Smoked Salmon.

Friday
Jan 20
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 14, Episode 2

Grillus Domesticus

If you own a grill, sooner or later you're going to put some chicken on it -- it's inevitable. And odds are good you won't be happy with the results, unless of course you watch Alton Brown prepare Ring of Fire Grilled Chicken.

Saturday
Jan 21
10am | 9c
Season 14, Episode 9

Oat Cuisine II

Host Alton Brown helps you get more oats in your diet with some very surprising culinary incarnations.

Saturday
Jan 21
11pm | 10c
Season 10, Episode 10

Pop Culture

No foodstuff screams American pop culture as loudly as popcorn, but modern movie popcorn tastes more like butter-flavored packing material than actual corn. Alton Brown takes a trip to the past to uncover the origins of the tasty treat, reveals the best corn for the job, and leaves no kernel un-popped in his search for the perfect popper. With recipes for Perfect Popcorn, Savory Herb Popcorn and Slacker Jacks.

Saturday
Jan 21
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 14, Episode 5

Age Of Asparagus

Alton Brown has everything you never knew you wanted to know about procuring, preserving and presenting the first vegetable of the season, asparagus. Buying, storing, and cooking are investigated as well as the science behind that ... um ... funny smell.

Tuesday
Jan 31
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Crustacean Nation

Shrimp Cocktail is not just for wedding receptions anymore: you can make it, too, once Alton Brown shows you around a shrimp boat and his cousin Ray's shrimp shop.

Friday
Feb 3
3am | 2c
Season 9, Episode 8

Good Wine Gone Bad

Join host Alton Brown as he dives deep into the pantry to investigate the many facets of vinegar. Learn the secrets of this ancient elixir and some darned cleaver ways to get it into your food, including Grilled Romaine and Sauerbraten.

Sunday
Feb 5
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 9

A Bowl of Onion

Host Alton Brown journeys to the center of the onion and after rediscovering a kitchen classic, and debunking the mythology of tear-free onion cutting, emerges with a darned fine bowl of French Onion Soup.

Wednesday
Feb 15
11pm | 10c
Season 9, Episode 1

Urban Preservation II: The Jerky

Alton Brown takes a loving look at an ancient food for the new millennium: Beef Jerky. How to shop for it, make it with a window fan, and then cook with it as an ingredient in Jerky Tomato Sauce.

Tuesday
Feb 21
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 6

Grill Seekers

Grilling is not only an American right, it's a duty, and one that Alton Brown takes seriously. Join him as he shops for a grill, fires the right fuel, makes paste, ties the knot and helps a Leg of Lamb find its true purpose in the world.

Tuesday
Feb 21
4:30pm | 3:30c
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Tuesday
Feb 21
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 16

The Man Food Show

Just in time for the big game, Alton Brown has a show all about food best consumed in a recliner: real, honest-to-goodness Corn Dogs and Mini Man Burgers.

Tuesday
Feb 21
6pm | 5c
Season 1, Episode 10

Amber Waves

All you need are yeast, barley and hops and Alton Brown will show you the rest as he brings them altogether for some special homemade Good Brew. It's fun and easy. Cheers!

Tuesday
Feb 21
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 10, Episode 4

Cubing A Round

Cube steak: mysterious meat stuff or misunderstood marvel? Alton Brown makes good use of the only meat capable of being "knitted" together in an attempt to bring country cooking home again. The menu features Country Style Steak, Chicken Fried Steak and Swiss Steak.

Tuesday
Feb 21
7pm | 6c
Season 11, Episode 3

Stew Romance

If great stew, like great music, is a commingling of ingredients to create culinary harmony, why do so many stews taste less like beautiful music and more like a murky dirge? Join host Alton Brown as he orchestrates an answer with his Good Eats Beef Stew.

Tuesday
Feb 21
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 19

Herbal Preservation

Host Alton Brown focuses on the wide range of greenery that can add depth and dimension that make good eats better. Plus, learn how to set up your own container herb garden. With recipes for Parsley Salad and Tarragon Chive Vinegar.

Tuesday
Feb 21
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 11

True Brew IV: Take Stock

Some folks may think of homemade stocks as culinary anachronisms, but host Alton Brown thinks they're the best edible investment in town. Follow him as he buys the perfect stock pot and brews up Chicken Stock and Chicken Noodle Soup.

Tuesday
Feb 21
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 19

Herbal Preservation

Host Alton Brown focuses on the wide range of greenery that can add depth and dimension that make good eats better. Plus, learn how to set up your own container herb garden. With recipes for Parsley Salad and Tarragon Chive Vinegar.

Wednesday
Feb 22
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 11

True Brew IV: Take Stock

Some folks may think of homemade stocks as culinary anachronisms, but host Alton Brown thinks they're the best edible investment in town. Follow him as he buys the perfect stock pot and brews up Chicken Stock and Chicken Noodle Soup.

Wednesday
Feb 22
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 13, Episode 7

Pantry Raid XII: Turning Japanese

The ingredients for that beguiling Japanese concoction, miso soup, may seem a bit unusual until host Alton Brown demystifies them and explores the wonders of the Japanese pantry. Recipes include: Glazed Bonito Flakes, Miso Soup, Tsuyu Sauce, Easy Tofu Dressing, Dashi and Miso Honey Glazed Fish.

Wednesday
Feb 22
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 1

Tofuworld

Sure it's ancient, sure it's healthy, but fermented bean curd is also Good Eats. Armed with a little knowledge, and a decent blender, Alton Brown shows that it's a snap to convert this pale paste into everything from pie filling to a pan-fr

Wednesday
Feb 22
11:30pm | 10:30c

Snack on Science

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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.