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.

Wednesday
Jan 4
3:30am | 2:30c
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.

Wednesday
Jan 4
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 11, Episode 10

Dill-icious

Join host Alton Brown as he helps a humble cucumber fulfill its culinary destiny of becoming a pickle, making Dill Pickles and Deep-Fried Pickles.

Sunday
Jan 8
3am | 2c
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
Jan 13
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 12

Scrap Iron Chef

Alton Brown finds himself participating in a rather odd TV game show. The arena: a junkyard. The opponent: Chef Midwest. The ingredient: pork belly. AB's power play: bacon -- from scratch. With recipes for Soy Honey Brine, Scrap Iron Chef's Bacon, Bacon Vinaigrette with Grilled Radicchio, Honey Mustard Cure, Red Pepper Brine and Molasses Black Pepper Cure.

Sunday
Jan 22
11pm | 10c
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.

Friday
Feb 3
8:30pm | 7:30c
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?

Saturday
Feb 11
10am | 9c
Season 11, Episode 12

Peanut Gallery

A little ghostly inspiration is all Alton Brown needs to turn a handful of peanuts into some seriously good eats. He makes Boiled Peanuts, Roasted Peanuts, Peanut Butter Pie, Boiled Peanut Soup and Homemade Peanut Butter.

Tuesday
Feb 14
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 17

Toast Modern

From better croutons to your basic breakfast shingle, toast is an example of good eats that could usually be a whole lot better. Alton Brown takes on Bruschetta, French Toast and Welsh Rarebit.

Saturday
Feb 18
10:30am | 9:30c
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Sunday
Feb 26
11pm | 10c
Season 11, Episode 13

Puff the Magic Mallow

From their swampy origins to modern machine molds host Alton Brown shares the sweet, sticky science behind Homemade Marshmallows. Plus, a recipe for Ambrosia.

Friday
Mar 3
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 8

True Brew

Coffee is America's drink. Nobody drinks more than Americans, but Alton Brown thinks that we don't enjoy the bitter brew as much as we should. Alton leads us through the history and prep of our favorite bean as he makes True Brew.

Tuesday
Mar 7
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 5

A Bird in the Pan

Why did the chicken cross the road? Probably to escape host Alton Brown who seems intent on defining the perfect Broiled, Butterflied Chicken that's out of the oven and bathed in sauce in under half an hour.

Tuesday
Mar 7
5pm | 4c
Season 9, Episode 21

Olive Me

Although small in stature, olives are huge in flavor, have changed the course of human history and can change your cooking for the better. Alton Brown will open your eyes to tasty options for olives including Tapenade, Citrus Marinated Olives and Olive Loaf.

Saturday
Mar 25
11pm | 10c
Season 12, Episode 5

There Will be Oil

Edible oils offer a wide range of flavors and qualities to confound any cook, so host Alton Brown untangles these potent hydrocarbons and puts them to good use in kitchen and car, making Vegetable Saute, Potato Chips and Fruity Oil Ice Cream in the process.

Saturday
Mar 25
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 9, Episode 21

Olive Me

Although small in stature, olives are huge in flavor, have changed the course of human history and can change your cooking for the better. Alton Brown will open your eyes to tasty options for olives including Tapenade, Citrus Marinated Olives and Olive Loaf.

Sunday
Mar 26
3am | 2c
Season 12, Episode 5

There Will be Oil

Edible oils offer a wide range of flavors and qualities to confound any cook, so host Alton Brown untangles these potent hydrocarbons and puts them to good use in kitchen and car, making Vegetable Saute, Potato Chips and Fruity Oil Ice Cream in the process.

Sunday
Mar 26
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 14, Episode 22

Use Your Noodle 5

Host Alton Brown investigates the culinary possibilities of Asian Noodles. Dishes include Thai Shrimp Spring Rolls, Dan Dan Noodles and Ants in Trees.

Sunday
Mar 26
11pm | 10c
Season 9, Episode 20

Your Pad Or Mine (Thai)

When his trip to Thailand is cancelled at the last minute, Alton Brown sets out to find the next best thing -- food. Namely, a proper Pad Thai. Learn the basics of a good stir fry and what to do with some out of the ordinary ingredients.

Sunday
Mar 26
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 14, Episode 22

Use Your Noodle 5

Host Alton Brown investigates the culinary possibilities of Asian Noodles. Dishes include Thai Shrimp Spring Rolls, Dan Dan Noodles and Ants in Trees.

Monday
Mar 27
3am | 2c
Season 9, Episode 20

Your Pad Or Mine (Thai)

When his trip to Thailand is cancelled at the last minute, Alton Brown sets out to find the next best thing -- food. Namely, a proper Pad Thai. Learn the basics of a good stir fry and what to do with some out of the ordinary ingredients.

Monday
Mar 27
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.

Monday
Mar 27
11pm | 10c
Season 14, Episode 8

Fry Hard III: Fry, Tempura, Fry!

Host Alton Brown takes on the most mythic, magical, but often times monstrous form of frying known to modern man -- Tempura, with Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce.

Monday
Mar 27
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Tuesday
Mar 28
3am | 2c
Season 14, Episode 8

Fry Hard III: Fry, Tempura, Fry!

Host Alton Brown takes on the most mythic, magical, but often times monstrous form of frying known to modern man -- Tempura, with Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce.

Tuesday
Mar 28
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Send In The Clams

No bivalve is more American than the clam nor is any other shell-dweller more versatile in the kitchen. Alton Brown instructs on the ins and outs of clam identification, how to decide which ones to use where, buying a clam opening device and make a wicked chowder. Recipes include Clams on the Half Shell with Fresh Mayonnaise, Radonsky for the New Millennium and Clam Chowder.

Tuesday
Mar 28
11pm | 10c

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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.