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 1, Episode 4

Yogurt: Good Milk Gone Bad

Yogurt's not just good for you, it's just plain good. Especially when you make your own. Host Alton Brown shows how easy this miraculous feat really is, then demonstrates plenty of ways to use the Fresh Yogurt up, like in Thousand Island Dressing, Lemon-Ginger Frozen Yogurt, Yogurt Cheese, Herb Spread, or Tarragon Yogurt Sauce.

Wednesday
Dec 14
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 10

Hook, Line and Dinner

Host Alton Brown dives deep into the watery world of fish and finds that with three cooking methods under your belt, you can cook just about all of them: Includes recipes for Grilled Salmon Steaks, Striped Bass in Salt Dome and Pan Fried Fish.

Thursday
Dec 15
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Ham I Am

Cured, smoked, raw, brined or fresh, Alton Brown gets the juices going for some good old American ham. With recipes for Country Ham and City Ham.

Saturday
Dec 17
1am | 12c
Season 10, Episode 1

Just Barley

Take away all of the culinary creations of the past 10,000 years and what are you left with? Barley. But ancient though it may be, barley is no dino-seed when is comes to versatility in the modern kitchen. Alton Brown shows us how to grind our own grains and makes Barley Bread, Barley and Lamb Stew, Baked Barley, Barley Salad and Barley Water.

Wednesday
Dec 28
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Sunday
Jan 1
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Tuesday
Jan 31
6:30pm | 5:30c
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.

Thursday
Feb 2
11pm | 10c
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!

Friday
Feb 3
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 14, Episode 16

Devil Of A Cake

Do you have to tangle with dark forces in order to create a quality Devil's Food Cake or its crimson kin, Red Velvet? Yes, you do. And it's called cocoa powder. Join host Alton Brown as he reinvents the classics, plus makes Cream Cheese Frosting for Red Velvet Cake and Chocolate Frosting for Devil's Food Cake.

Friday
Feb 10
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 8

Art of Darkness II: Cocoa

Alton Brown gets the dirt on Dutch processing and the dead Dutch guy who invented it, chooses a few powders and then applies them to Hot Cocoa, Cocoa Brownies and homemade Cocoa Syrup.

Saturday
Feb 11
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 1, Episode 13

A Cake on Every Plate

Alton Brown's been dealt a curious culinary challenge: deciphering a deceased family baker's famous yellow cake. He turns out Gold Cake and Cocoa Whipped Cream.

Saturday
Feb 11
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 13

A Cake on Every Plate

Alton Brown's been dealt a curious culinary challenge: deciphering a deceased family baker's famous yellow cake. He turns out Gold Cake and Cocoa Whipped Cream.

Sunday
Feb 12
3am | 2c
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 10, Episode 2

TORT(illa) Reform

The world may not be flat, but thanks to the tortilla we can enjoy almost anything edible with a quick fold, flip, or wrap. Why is it then that so few cooks make their own tortillas at home? Alton Brown hopes to reverse the trend by introducing the world to the virtues of Lime Tortilla Chips and Corn Tortillas.

Thursday
Feb 23
11pm | 10c
Season 12, Episode 8

Flat is Beautiful IV: Going Crackers

Although some people believe that crackers only come from boxes, host Alton Brown proves that the humble cracker is vastly improved by a homemade approach. Recipes include: Graham Crackers, Lavash and Seedy Crisps.

Thursday
Feb 23
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 10, Episode 2

TORT(illa) Reform

The world may not be flat, but thanks to the tortilla we can enjoy almost anything edible with a quick fold, flip, or wrap. Why is it then that so few cooks make their own tortillas at home? Alton Brown hopes to reverse the trend by introducing the world to the virtues of Lime Tortilla Chips and Corn Tortillas.

Friday
Feb 24
3am | 2c
Season 12, Episode 8

Flat is Beautiful IV: Going Crackers

Although some people believe that crackers only come from boxes, host Alton Brown proves that the humble cracker is vastly improved by a homemade approach. Recipes include: Graham Crackers, Lavash and Seedy Crisps.

Friday
Feb 24
3:30am | 2:30c
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 15

A Bird In The Pie Is Worth Two In The Bush

Chicken pot pie is a medieval classic that's fallen into disrepair recently, due in large part to our willingness to let factories do the baking for us. Join host Alton Brown as he looks at three different ways to fix this sad state: Medieval Game Hen Pot Pie, Chicken Biscuit Pot Pie and Individual Chicken Pot Pie with Puff Pastry.

Saturday
Feb 25
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Saturday
Feb 25
11am | 10c
Season 11, Episode 20

Going Dutch

The power might be out but that doesn't stop host Alton Brown from breaking out the cast iron and using his hearth and his grill to whip up some very good eats: Dutch Oven Hoecakes, Knead Not Sourdough and Dutch Oven Cherry Clafouti.

Saturday
Feb 25
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Pressure (Pressure Cooking Broth)

Alton Brown shares the scientific theory behind capturing meaty goodness in liquid form and why the pressure cooker makes a great Beefy Broth (Don't worry, they don't explode any more).

Saturday
Feb 25
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 13

Mission: Poachable

Alton Brown must pit his poaching skills against those of the evil Frenchman whose plan to contaminate the city's water with court bouillon must be foiled. AB has recipes for The Frenchman's Bass, Poached Egg Tips, Catfish au Lait and GE Court Bouillon.

Saturday
Feb 25
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Pressure (Pressure Cooking Broth)

Alton Brown shares the scientific theory behind capturing meaty goodness in liquid form and why the pressure cooker makes a great Beefy Broth (Don't worry, they don't explode any more).

Sunday
Feb 26
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 13

Mission: Poachable

Alton Brown must pit his poaching skills against those of the evil Frenchman whose plan to contaminate the city's water with court bouillon must be foiled. AB has recipes for The Frenchman's Bass, Poached Egg Tips, Catfish au Lait and GE Court Bouillon.

Sunday
Feb 26
3:30am | 2:30c
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Sunday
Feb 26
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.