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 13, Episode 6

Feeling Punchy

Despite its long and noble history, punch rarely receives the respect it deserves, so Alton Brown begins a quest to return the drink to its rightful culinary position, making Hot Toddy, Good Eats Company Punch and Cape Fear Punch.

Saturday
Jan 14
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 9, Episode 3

Dis-Kabob-Ulated

Alton Brown shows that with the right ingredients, the right skewers, the right heat and the right mindset, kabobs still have a role to play in the modern culinary carnival, making Spicy Beef Kebabs and Vanilla Lime Pineapple Skewers.

Tuesday
Jan 17
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 12, Episode 10

Switched on Baklava

Phyllo dough can be finicky but host Alton Brown tames this difficult pastry to create the wonderfully layered dessert known as Baklava.

Tuesday
Jan 17
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Friday
Jan 27
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 11, Episode 19

The Wing and I

The wing's the thing as Alton Brown prepares America's most ubiquitous bar food: Chicken Wings. With recipes for Buffalo Wings and Orange Glazed Chicken Wings.

Monday
Jan 30
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 2

Fry Hard 2: The Chicken (Fried)

Forget the kind that comes in a bucket! Alton Brown's showing us the way to Fried Chicken that's buttermilk bathed, golden brown and downright delicious.

Tuesday
Jan 31
6pm | 5c
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.

Monday
Feb 20
11:30pm | 10:30c
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
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.

Saturday
Mar 4
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 14, Episode 18

Waiter There's A Fish In My Soup

Bouillabaisse may be a scary name, but the soup it represents doesn't have to be. In fact, if you're willing to buy some decent fish and master a few basics, it can most definitely qualify as good eats.

Saturday
Mar 11
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 11, Episode 14

Cran Opening

Host Alton Brown takes us from the bog to the bar as he explores the many uses of that all-American super fruit -- the cranberry, making Cranberry Sauce, Fresh Cranberry Cosmo and Cranberry Granita.

Sunday
Mar 19
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 14, Episode 7

American Classics VIII: Tacos

They may have been born in Mexico, but today the taco is a concept as "American" as apple pie. Host Alton Brown seeks to refurbish two particularly tarnished variations on the theme. Recipes include Flour Tortillas, Taco Potion #19, All American Beef Taco, Fish Taco and Crema.

Monday
Mar 20
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 15

Dr. Strangeloaf

If bread really is the staff of life, then isn't it time to take your life into your own hands? Alton Brown thinks so and wants to arm you with the know-how you'll knead to produce your own rustic loaves. With Alton's recipe for Very Basic Bread.

Tuesday
Mar 21
5:30pm | 4:30c
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.

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.