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 5

Fudge Factor

It turns out the secret to producing Chocolate Fudge, the archetypal American candy, doesn't lie in the power of chocolate but in the power of crystals. Host Alton Brown helps you to grow your own.

Friday
Dec 16
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

It's a Wonderful Cake

Alton Brown is out to prove that fruitcake shouldn't be the butt of holiday jokes any longer. Watch as he shows the history and the quick and easy preparation of the unfairly maligned but delicious Free Range Fruitcake.

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

Pantry Raid 4: Comb Alone (Honey)

Honey is the most mentioned food in the Bible: The only food produced for us by animals. It's a sweetener, it's an antiseptic, it's amazing. Alton Brown shows just how amazing with his recipes for Honey Plums, Honey Mustard Dressing, Sweet and Sour Dessert Sauce and Aunt Verna's Orange Cake.

Thursday
Jan 12
3am | 2c
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

Monday
Jan 16
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 3

The Egg-Files

Host Alton Brown cracks the mysterious egg case and pursues a higher understanding of the amazing ovoid's culinary powers. Land a non-stick pan, scramble, over easy and consider eggs for dessert.

Saturday
Jan 21
3am | 2c
Season 9, Episode 5

Churn Baby Churn, 2

Alton Brown sets out to figure out how to make ice cream himself. After a visit from some federal ice cream agents and a little investigation of ingredients, Alton cracks the code, making Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate Ice Cream and Mint Chip Ice Cream.

Thursday
Jan 26
3:30am | 2:30c
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.

Thursday
Jan 26
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Friday
Feb 3
11pm | 10c
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.

Monday
Feb 6
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Tuesday
Feb 7
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Art Of Darkness III

What could possibly be more chocolaty than chocolate? Join host Alton Brown as for his third journey into the world of chocolate: a journey that leads from a simple Ganache Frosting to the heart of Chocolate Truffles and eventually to homem

Friday
Feb 10
10pm | 9c
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.

Saturday
Feb 11
10:30am | 9:30c
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 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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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

Snack on Science

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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.