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 1, Episode 12

The Cookie Clause

Santa Claus is coming to town, and unless Alton Brown can bake up the perfect holiday cookie he's going to find himself on the wrong end of the big guy's list. Join AB for an evening of cookie baking basics, frosting food science and maybe

Saturday
Dec 17
1:30am | 12:30c
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
Jan 13
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 13, Episode 2

Crustacean Nation IV: Crawfish

Host Alton Brown explores a bayou staple, the delicious and sustainable alternative to lobster, the crawfish, with a Crawfish Boil.

Friday
Jan 13
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 10

For Whom The Cheese Melts 2

Alton Brown teaches what you can do to return macaroni and cheese to a table near you. Alton helps evaluate bakeware, noodles and offers a look into evaporated milk and of course: cheddar cheese. He prepares Baked Macaroni and Cheese, Stove Top Mac-n-Cheese and Next Day Mac and Cheese "Toast."

Saturday
Jan 14
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 1, Episode 10

Melondrama

Fruit can be tricky stuff and that goes double for melons. Shrouded in mystery and misconception its true potential is rarely tapped. Join host Alton Brown as he attempts to demystify one of the most complex and promising fruits around. With recipes for Hot Melon Salad and Melon Sorbet.

Saturday
Jan 28
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 22

Myth Smashers

Sure, cooking is full of rules, sayings and axioms, but do they all hold water? Join host Alton Brown as he sears meat, washes mushrooms, oils the pasta water and tries to blow up water.

Saturday
Jan 28
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

What's up Duck

Alton Brown wants to make duck a regular dish. He reveals how to convert a rock hard duck into a crispy delight (dubbed Mighty Duck) while teaching more than you could ever want to know about thermodynamics.

Saturday
Jan 28
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 1, Episode 9

Sausage: A Beautiful Grind

Host Alton Brown thinks that sausage should be our national dish. Never made your own? Once you know how easy it is, with Alton's recipes for Breakfast Sausage and Italian Sausage, you will. Take a look at grinders, the perfect hunk of pork and the longest piece of protein in the world.

Saturday
Feb 4
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 15

I Pie

Alton Brown goes undercover for an in depth look at Lemon Meringue Pie. He also uncovers sweet, but tart, recipes for this citrus pie's filling and Crust.

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

The Case For Butter

In this very special episode of Good Eats, Alton Brown goes to court to defend butter against a bad wrap brought on by the dark agents of industry, media and the fears of a fat phobic public. The best defense: sauces, like Compound Butter,

Sunday
Feb 19
3:30am | 2:30c
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
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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Monday
Feb 27
3am | 2c
Season 9, Episode 14

My Pod

The word vanilla has come to mean bland, boring, commonplace, but Alton Brown is on a mission to put rare, aromatic vanilla back on its pedestal. With recipes for Creme Brulee, Fruit Salad with Vanilla Dressing and Vanilla Poached Pears.

Tuesday
Feb 28
11pm | 10c
Season 13, Episode 17

The Ballad of Salty and Sweet

Host Alton Brown examines ways to super-charge desserts with salt. Bacon Praline, Dark Salty Caramels and Grapefruit Brulee, anyone?

Tuesday
Feb 28
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 9, Episode 14

My Pod

The word vanilla has come to mean bland, boring, commonplace, but Alton Brown is on a mission to put rare, aromatic vanilla back on its pedestal. With recipes for Creme Brulee, Fruit Salad with Vanilla Dressing and Vanilla Poached Pears.

Wednesday
Mar 1
3am | 2c
Season 13, Episode 17

The Ballad of Salty and Sweet

Host Alton Brown examines ways to super-charge desserts with salt. Bacon Praline, Dark Salty Caramels and Grapefruit Brulee, anyone?

Wednesday
Mar 1
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 13, Episode 1

Tender Is The Pork

Looking for an alternative to chicken? Host Alton Brown turns to the pork tenderloin as a delicious yet low fat substitute for the ubiquitous bird.

Wednesday
Mar 1
11pm | 10c
Season 12, Episode 9

American Classics III: Creole in a Bowl

Join host Alton Brown as he explores the many historical and cultural influences that give us a New Orleans classic. Menu: Pickled Pork and Red Beans and Rice.

Wednesday
Mar 1
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 13, Episode 1

Tender Is The Pork

Looking for an alternative to chicken? Host Alton Brown turns to the pork tenderloin as a delicious yet low fat substitute for the ubiquitous bird.

Thursday
Mar 2
3am | 2c

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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.